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We want our students to do psychology, not just read about it. While you build a scientifically rigorous foundation in the discipline, you will also design studies, analyze and interpret data, communicate your findings, and have the opportunity to apply these skills in real-world settings. Our curriculum is multidisciplinary, and spans social, clinical, developmental, cognitive, and biological/neuroscientific aspects of the field. We believe in working closely with our students both in the classroom and our laboratories. Undergraduates are deeply involved in our research programs exploring the psychology of health-related behaviors, the neuropsychology of bilingualism, the use of technology to teach coding concepts to children, the social construction of depictions of mental illness, and many other topics. We believe this active, engaged approach to learning is the best possible preparation for your life after Lewis & Clark, both as a professional and a scientifically literate citizen.


  • The liberal arts education I received was instrumental in my expansive interests and ability to explore different fields. While I was dedicated to a psychology/neuroscience track, I took a computer science course and fell in love with programming.

    Devin Owen BA ’14
    Oakland, California
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  • I chose Lewis & Clark because after I came to visit it felt like how the word home makes me feel.

    Hannah Ring BA ’19
    Ashland, Oregon
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  • I find the community through my interests. Bonding with people over different types of outdoor endeavors, musical interests, and academic interests has given me a community with which I can pursue the things I care about most.

    Max Morrish BA ’22
    Ashland, Oregon
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