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Department of Psychology



NIU's Psychology Department provides a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in which to develop and train as a psychologist. Our undergraduates can pursue a B.A. or a B.S. degree, and graduate study (primarily Ph.D.) is available in several specializations, including:


 • Undergraduate students can make advising appointments by signing up at the bulletin board outside of the department office in PM400, although limited online advising is also available via email

Brown Bags and Research Meetings

Faculty and students meet regularly in brown bag seminars and research meetings to discuss current theory and research.  

For schedules of upcoming events and additional information, please see the links below: 


 • Faculty Awards: Congratulations to the department's John Skowronski, a recently named recipient of a Board of Trustee Professorship, Anne Britt, a recently named Presidential Research Professor, and Amanda Durik, a recently named Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award recipient! See the winners here!

 • Congratulations to the department's own Maria Senf for winning the Career Services Internship/Co-op Student of the Year Gold Award!

 • New Articles on The Wide Wide World of Psychology Blog: Visit The Wide Wide World of Psychology for exciting new articles on the science of BDSM, the effects of stimulant treatment on ADHD, and five signs that sibling fighting may be bullying!

 • Our 6th Annual Departmental Research Conference was a resounding success, with 33 student posters co-authored by faculty in our department and dozens of student presenters all told. Congratulations to our students and faculty alike for yet another strong showing! See here for details.