All of the psychology professors bring excitement to the classroom and are well equipped to teach the classes.  They spend hours finding resources to help us better understand the material.  They are at our beck and call whenever we need them and they have the most willing hearts.  -Alissa Lee/Weleetka, OK

In the psychology program at USAO, we employ a diverse range of methodologies in our pursuit of a better understanding of human thought and behavior. While practicality demands that a particular study should focus on particular variables, we realize that real behaviors result from a complex web of interacting influences.
Studies of physiological, developmental, social, personality, cognitive, abnormal and cross-cultural psychology all contribute to our overall understanding. As such, we emphasize an interdisciplinary approach, exposing our students to a wide variety of topic areas.
Course offerings in psychology are designed to meet the needs of students who plan to earn a bachelor of science degree with a major or minor in psychology. They include courses covering many of the areas of specific interest to psychologists, such as personality and human development, as well as more general subjects such as research methods and the history of psychology.
The curriculum is suited to those who wish to pursue an advanced degree as well as those who wish to work in social services, business or any other field for which psychology is a relevant discipline.

Note: Items on this page and page links are intended for informational purposes only. Please consult the current USAO catalog for actual class requirements for this or any other major field of study. Current USAO students should consult their advisor.

Notable Alumni

  • April Doshier Heiple

    April Doshier Heiple | 2002

    “If you keep an open mind, you will find your true self.”
  • Allison Hurst, psychology alumna, smiles in the shade of a tree.

    Allison Hurst | 2006

    Allison found that the faculty and classes met and exceeded her expectation for the degree program.
  • Pam Foster | 1994

    Her time at USAO was instrumental in shaping the open-mindedness that is the foundation of her practice.