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Medicine, Health, and Well-being


Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
Dr. Smart Postural Control Lab

Unlock the Mind to Understand Behavior

Psychologists explore the causes and consequences of human behavior: studying animal models with neuroscience techniques, how parenting and interpersonal relationships affect people’s well-being, how social contexts shape physical health, and more. They gain practical experience with research, statistics, communication, and critical thinking.

Contact Info

Robin Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chief Departmental Advisor

Department of Psychology

102H/318 Psychology Building

90 N. Patterson Ave.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

Psychology majors at Miami receive sound liberal arts training, which is good preparation for many different careers or areas of graduate study. The core curriculum surveys the methods and findings of a variety of areas in psychology. You may individualize your program by choosing courses that are especially recommended for your career goals. This flexibility provides excellent training for careers in mental health, school psychology, social work, parole/probation, business, industry, civil service, government, and personnel work.

  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 112 Foundational Experiences in Psychology
  • STA 261 Statistics
  • PSY 293 Introduction to Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 294 Writing and Research Methods in Psychology

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

Majoring in psychology will help you gain skills that will be useful to you no matter what career you pursue. Employers want people who have: written communication skills, problem-solving skills, analytic/quantitative skills, leadership and mentoring skills, and teamwork skills. A major in psychology will help you develop these skill sets, which you can take anywhere.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


  • I had a really cool internship going into my sophomore year at a behavioral consulting firm. Through psychology work and leadership, they go into businesses and teach them how to better lead and communicate.

    Amy Knox ’20
    Psychology, Strategic Communication

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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