Department of Psychology


Welcome to the Psychology Department 

 Announcements:

TED talk by Dr. Matthew Whoolery "How to Be Unhappy."  Watch at:  http://youtu.be/kWjuJxvWdFc
Matthew Whoolery, a member of the Psychology faculty and a Fullbright Scholar recently gave a TED Talk in New Delhi, India. In September 2014, Dr. Whoolery was invited to return to Delhi to give a TED talk at Lady Shri Ram College at the University of Delhi.   When you are drowned in unhappiness most of the time, it can be a little tough to wake up to the shiny concept of joy. He is here to tell you how to be great at, what you're already good at. Watch him talk about "How to be Unhappy". 

Love psychology? Love studying health? Health Psychology will be a great fit for you! 
Check out this link for more information:   Emphasis in Health Psychology

Industrial Organizational Psychology. The emphasis merges Business, Communications, Health Science, and other fields, with Psychology. It prepares you for great jobs after graduation; and it also prepares you for Masters degrees in: MIO, MHR, MBA, MOB, and MPA. Those Masters degrees are terminal degrees, meaning that you can have a full rewarding career without the need for more schooling. The IO Psychology Emphasis also prepares you for PhD degrees or Law Shool. Industrial Organizational Psychology Emphasis.

Graduate School Test Prep Courses

Registration is now open for the Graduate School Test Prep Courses offered in the Winter Semester. These courses include GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Go to the Continuing Education website for information on course schedules, content, and registration.

Graduation Requirement: ETS Major Field Test   
Graduating seniors are required to take the ETS Major Field Test in order to graduate.  This needs to be taken your last semester at BYU-Idaho.  This requirement will show up on your graduation plan. The Psychology Department will pay for this test. The test will not affect your graduation. If you are not on campus the semester you are graduating, you will be excused from the test.

The test will be available to take at the testing center and you will be notified of the opening and closing test dates.  You will need to pick up your pass code and instructions from the Psychology Department office before going to the testing center.  The test will take 2 hours.  

Where Will a Career in Psychology Take You?  careersinpsychology.org
Careers in Psychology with a Bachelor's Degree
What Can I Do with a Major in Psychology?