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.
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 email@example.com) 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. Alex Maragakis hired as tenure-track Assistant Professor: We welcome Dr. Maragakis to our department. He recently received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nevada-Reno.
Dr. Paul Nail and Dr. Joan Simon edit book on bullying: Full citation is: Nail, P. R., & Simon, J. B. (Eds.). (2016). Bullying: A social influence perspective.Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Dr. Shawn Charlton, Dr. Kenith Sobel, and Dr. Susan Sobel (Director of the UCA Counseling Center) have published a new textbook for General Psychology. Psychology: The Science of Who We Are (Fountainhead Press): The textbook was prompted by the need for a lower cost alternative for students. The Science of Who We Are sells for $80 vs. $200 for most other general psychology texts. Also, proceeds from the text go back to accounts in the UCA Foundation to support undergraduate and graduate students at UCA, including study aboard, undergraduate research, and graduate counseling students.