College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Colorado State University Department of Psychology webpage. With approximately 1000 undergraduate majors, the Department of Psychology is currently the 2nd largest major in the College of Natural Sciences and 3rd largest major at CSU overall. The Department offers undergraduate concentrations in Counseling/Clinical Psychology, I/O Psychology and Mind, Brain and Behavior. In addition, we also offer an undergraduate curriculum concentration that can lead to a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC I) certificate with the State of Colorado.

The Department also has approximately 100 graduate students, who train with faculty mentors for careers in college teaching, research, consulting and as mental health providers. We have residential instruction programs leading to an MS and PhD in Applied Social and Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Our Counseling Psychology program is APA accredited. We also offer a Masters in Addictions Counseling. In the past 5 years, we have produced nearly 100 Psychology PhD degrees across our 5 doctoral training programs.

The Department is also one of the leading campus innovators in online education. We offer on of the few online undergraduate degrees from CSU in our Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. We also offer an online Masters in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MAIOP).

Department faculty are engaged in cutting edge psychological science. Since 2010, researchers in the Department have been awarded grants totaling over $18 million dollars in funding from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and US Department of Education. Our faculty have research interests aligned closely with our teaching mission and we offer significant expertise in mental health disorders, relationships, meaning and purpose in life and work, behavior in the workplace, health psychology, occupational health, the neurosciences, human factors and the science of learning.

CSU’s Department of Psychology is leader in education innovation and psychological science. The Department represents a very diverse spectrum of interests and approaches to teaching and research. Collectively, our students and faculty comprise a vibrant and engaged community of scholars both within the university and our larger society. I invite you to explore our web page to learn more about us.

Don Rojas

Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology


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