Psychology at UNLV has a long and rich tradition of excellence in research and teaching as well as service to the university, the community, and the field of psychology. Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research on a variety of topics in areas such as:
- Clinical psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Quantitative methods
- Social psychology
One advantage to conducting research in this environment is the diversity of our undergraduate student population and the diversity of Las Vegas. The department also has connections with many community organizations (e.g., private schools; Clark County agencies; and counseling, treatment, medical, and neuroscience centers).
Our undergraduate major—one of the largest at the university—focuses on providing students with a solid grounding in research methods and statistics and a broad and balanced exposure to the many subareas of psychology.
The department offers Ph.D. programs in clinical and experimental psychology. Our cooperative and collaborative departmental climate is an ideal setting for obtaining advanced training in psychology.
The department is located in the Classroom Building Complex. Well-equipped labs in major areas of psychology are readily available to students.