Psychology at a Glance

DEGREES OFFERED

  Psychology B.S.

RELATED PROGRAMS

  Criminal Justice Program
  Political Science Program
  Social Work Program
  Urban Studies Program

COLLEGE

  College of Arts & Sciences

DEPARTMENT

  School of Social Sciences

Dillard University Psychology Program

Psychology is where the study of human behavior takes center stage. As a psychology major, you’re embarking on a versatile journey that opens up a world of possibilities.

Psychology is not just a field of study; it’s a gateway to developing a wide range of essential skills. According to the American Psychological Association, a psychology major cultivates refined critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making abilities in an increasingly diverse world. These skills are highly valued in various professional domains.

At Dillard Psychology, we offer you a front-row seat to this dynamic field. Whether you aspire to become a therapist, researcher, counselor, or pursue further studies in psychology, our program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this evolving field.

Program Contact

School of Social Sciences
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504) 283 – 8822
psychology@dillard.edu

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Psychology Degrees and Programs

The Psychology program is designed to offer a solid background in psychological science that will prepare students for graduate work in psychology and for entrance into the job market. In addition to an extensive curriculum in traditional psychological studies, psychology students participate in clinical and research activities that give them practical experiences in the application of psychological principles.

Careers in Psychology

A career in psychology goes beyond mental health. A psychology degree unlocks diverse career pathways because of rigorous academic training.

As far as actual psychology careers, here is the average salary outlook:

Clinical Psychologist$75,000
Sports Psychologist$62,500
Forensic Psychologist$59,440
School Psychologist$59,440
Social Service Specialist$47,000
Teacher$40,500
Psychiatric Technician$34,000
Child Care Worker$19,300

DU StudentOrganizations & Programs

K.B. Clark Psychology Club
Open to all students and faculty interested in the pursuit of psychological knowledge

Psi Chi Honor Society
The national honor society in psychology, which requires a formal application, minimum GPA standards and induction into the honor society prior to graduation

Peer Education Program
Open to all students from all majors and designed to assist Dillard students who are experiencing unhealthy life challenges

Apply today to be part of the Dillard University “communiversity”!

Learn more about the admissions process and get started today.

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.