Welcome to the Psychological Sciences Program at UC Merced!

Psychological Sciences aims to understand human behavior, from neurons to societies, and translate that knowledge to improve the human condition. The faculty members in our program are internationally recognized experts in their fields of research. Although our faculty members have diverse interests, we are particularly focused on developmental psychology, health psychology and quantitative psychology.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a bachelor's in psychology. Psychology majors enjoy exceptional access to faculty members, including many opportunities to work as research assistants.

Our graduate program prepares students for positions in universities, the private sector, and in government and nonprofit organizations. Graduate students work closely with faculty mentors to conduct original research. 

We hope you enjoy learning more about our faculty members, undergraduate program and graduate program as you explore our site.