Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
APA offers undergraduate psychology faculty and departments tools to improve classroom teaching, evaluate program quality and construct curricula. As one of the most popular undergraduate majors, psychology can prepare students to be successful in many different careers — from the social sciences to business and beyond.

Topics in Undergraduate Psychology

Civic Engagement & Service Learning

Community service and volunteer work can be integrated with undergraduate psychology coursework to serve the community and to deepen students' learning.

Curriculum & Teaching

Careful design of the undergraduate curriculum and regular assessment are key components for faculty and departments to foster quality undergraduate education in psychology.

Diversity Issues

Integrating topics of diversity into psychology courses can help students to understand the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity. Departments that value and foster diversity in faculty can contribute as well.

Faculty Development

Lifelong learning is critical for faculty to stay current in their field. Conferences, workshops, continuing education activities and mentoring relationships can provide important professional development opportunities.

Psychology as a Career

Employers need people with communication skills; the ability to collect, organize, analyze and interpret data; and an understanding of human behavior. Psychology graduates may work in human resources or communications, while further education will open paths toward clinical practice and research.

Student Research & Writing

Undergraduate programs can train students in writing and research techniques, whether it's searching the psychological literature or designing a correlational study.

News for Students

Award and grant deadlines; timely magazine articles; and books and other resources for graduate and undergraduate students in psychology.