Unlock secrets of the mind!

The psychology major at Franklin & Marshall is widely recognized for its academic excellence and strong focus on empirical research.

Our majors benefit from outstanding facilities and resources, including specialized laboratories. Students are guided on an individual basis by highly acclaimed faculty who are active scholars committed to undergraduate education.

The new Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building provides students access to sophisticated resources enabling investigation in primate behavior, artificial intelligence, the development of communication and language in infants, perceptual problems in night driving and the nature of interpersonal relationships.

Interdisciplinary Programs 

The Psychology department also offers majors through two interdisciplinary programs: 

Biological Foundations of Behavior

The  Biological Foundations of Behavior major is also offered in the Psychology department. It is an interdisciplinary program sponsored and jointly staffed by the Biology and Psychology departments.

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Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind

The Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind major is also offered in the Psychology department. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines Philosophy and Psychology, sponsored and jointly staffed by the two departments. 

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Research Opportunities

Research in Psychology

Students engage in collaborative work and develop close relationships with faculty. They also enjoy many opportunities to interact informally with other students and faculty, including colloquia and department-sponsored events such as picnics, ballgames, and the annual Homecoming Tailgating Party with alumni.


Psychology News and Events

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Williamson Medalist’s Research in Several Fields Leads to...

Caroline Lawrence's deep social conscience and her desire to know what makes us fully human have guided her studies at Franklin & Marshall. She said that the liberal arts approach prepared her well...

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Williamson Medalist Citation In Honor of Caroline Lawrence

F&M faculty praise Caroline for her deep social conscience and a burning desire to discover more about what makes us truly human, which have led to her academic research in five distinct disciplines.

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Socrates Citation in Honor of D. Alfred Owens

In the 40 years of his remarkable career, Professor Owens has emerged as one of the most accomplished scholars in his field.

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