The Department of Psychology offers two undergraduate degrees: a BS in Psychology and a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience. Psychology studies mental processes and behavior from multiple perspectives, while Behavioral Neuroscience emphasizes the biological underpinnings of mental processes and behavior. As detailed in the following sections, both degrees prepare students for a variety of possible careers and post-graduate study.

Throughout their time at Fairfield, students should work with their advisors to refine their interests. Together they can then identify specific courses within and outside of the major that will enrich their understanding of those areas of interest.