About the Undergraduate Program

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Welcome, current and future Cyclones!

Interested in helping others or understanding human behavior? Iowa State’s undergraduate psychology degree will prepare you for jobs in many fields. You can start your career after earning your bachelor’s degree or after earning a graduate degree. Our supportive advising team and faculty will partner with you as you create your adventure in psychology.

Considering transferring to ISU? We’ve got some special information for you.

As recommended by the American Psychological Association, our curriculum is designed to ensure that students achieve these goals: learning goals for the psychology major at ISU.


Learn from faculty who are global experts in psychology – in and out of the classroom. Become an undergraduate researcher, participate in studies, or blaze your path to graduate school.


All the benefits of a top accredited university, with a supportive, friendly community where you’ll create meaningful connections with faculty, advisors and other students.


We’ll partner with you to explore the versatility of your psychology degree – a career in addressing mental health, researching human behavior, humanizing a data set, or other endless possibilities.

Student stories

  • The verdict: psychology was a great choice

    With goals to attend law school, become a criminal prosecutor and someday serve as a federal judge, Bekah is preparing through internships, research, and support from faculty and staff.

  • A purpose-driven life

    Helen tapped into her leadership potential as a cadet in Air Force ROTC. Now she aims to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology to work with veterans, active-duty members and their families as an advocate, researcher and therapist.

  • Expanding her comfort zone

    Through the Psychology Learning Community, Sydney found a sense of belonging at Iowa State. It’s one of many experiences preparing her to lead and advise her own students as a school counselor.

  • Researching the possibilities

    Zakiya’s passions include learning about human behavior, conducting research and meeting students from other cultures. At Iowa State, she’s done it all, thanks to research opportunities on campus and in North Carolina and study abroad in Greece.

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