The Science of Behavior


Are you passionate about human development or helping people to live more fulfilling lives? Do you wonder about human interactions or how the brain makes and stores memories? Psychology may help you discover these answers. If you consider the vast array of behaviors that humans engage in, it is little wonder that this field encompasses an incredible number of topics and subdisciplines to explore. Students choosing to major in Psychology begin with a broad overview of the many topics in Psychology such as neuroscience, abnormal psychology, positive psychology, and cognition. In our program behavior is analyzed from a number of levels from the neuronal to the cultural. From this introduction to the field, students are able to tailor their course of study to their primary interests in the field. Additionally, students apply their understanding by direct experience in clinical work in local community agencies. Enrichment of the scientific understanding of human behavior is an ongoing process in coursework and culminates with a research project that you design, conduct, interpret and present on campus and at professional conferences. The combined experience of research and application of skills provides excellent opportunities for graduate training and employment.

Humans learn best by doing. Psychology students at Ozarks get opportunities to EXPERIENCE psychology:
• At least 90 hours of supervised clinical contact hours in community agencies
• Collaboration with faculty on original, publishable research
• Attendance and participation at regional and national conferences
• Enriching the university campus through awareness promotions and activities including Positive Psychology Week, Stress Management, Flourishing Exercises, Mental Health Awareness Week and more.



President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

“Education survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.”

B.F. Skinner