The Department of Psychology and Counseling has a strong tradition of high quality undergraduate psychology education and rigorous professional training in mental healthcare. Founded in 1967, the Department of Psychology and Counseling is one of the largest and most diverse psychology departments in Arkansas.
Our undergraduate program encourages scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and independent research. Graduates are prepared for graduate work in psychology, social work, and counseling programs, or to pursue other professional careers.
Our graduate programs prepare students to become Licensed Psychologists, School Psychology Specialists, or Licensed Professional Counselors who provide evidence-based services for children, adults, and families in a variety of healthcare and educational settings.
The Counseling Psychology Doctoral Emphasis (leading to a Ph.D. in School Psychology-Counseling Psychology Emphasis) began in 2008. APA accreditation will be sought within the next 2 years.
See each program’s website for specific admissions procedures and application deadlines.
If you have questions about our programs, please contact the Student Services Advisor (501-852-0780 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Department Office (501-450-3193).
The Department Needs You!
The future of the Department of Psychology and Counseling depends, in part, on the financial support of alumni, parents,organizations, and other friends of the Department. With your contributions, we can continue our strong tradition of support for students and faculty as they seek to fulfill their professional goals. There are a number of ways to give to the Department including scholarships for current students.
Click here to learn more about each of our foundation funds and how you can contribute your support.
News and Current Events
Dr. Femina Varghese's major contribution article on Vocational Psychology and Corrections has been voted the Outstanding paper in The Counseling Psychologist (TCP) for 2013. TCP is the flagship journal for counseling psychology. The award will be announced at the American Psychological Association meeting in Washington, DC, in August.
New Minor Fields of Study: In addition to selecting a minor in General Psychology, students can now select minors in Cognitive Neuroscience and in Sports Psychology. View the course checksheets page for specific course requirements.