Department of Psychology

Here at NIU, we provide a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in which to develop and train as a psychologist. The science of psychology is a rapidly evolving field that influences all aspects of society. Psychologists work in traditional and nontraditional settings, including schools, hospitals, businesses, government, mental health organizations, laboratories and nonprofit organizations.

We offer undergraduate programs for a B.A. or a B.S. degree and graduate study (primarily Ph.D.) in several specializations, including:


Student wins award for graduate paper

W. Tang Watanasriyakul was awarded the 2018 Midwest Psychological Association Graduate Student Paper for his paper titled “Protective Effects of Environmental Enrichment and Exercise in Prairie Voles”. For more information on his research, visit Professor Grippo's website.



Contact Us

Department of Psychology
Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 400
DeKalb, IL  60115

815-753-8088 (fax)