The Department of Psychology offers students the opportunity to establish a strong scientific and research foundation in psychology, which prepares them to be thoughtful and discerning problem solvers.
The program examines the most up-to-date and comprehensive psychological research and theory and provides opportunities for direct involvement in its application to clinical, mental-health, business, educational, and other settings. Psychology students are encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Why not complete your psychology coursework while also acquiring relevant professional skills such as proficiency in a foreign language and cross-cultural awareness?
Sample of Approved Programs with Psychology Coursework
- CIEE/ University of Cape Town (UCT) - Cape Town, South Africa
- DIS/ Psychology in Stockholm - Stockholm, Sweden
- IFSA/ Mendoza Universities Program - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Psychology coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Psychology courses may be available.
Psychology Study Abroad Liaison
To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the study abroad liaison. Psychology majors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.
The liaison for Psychology is Prof. Joseph Cunningham.
Receiving Credit in Psychology
Students wishing to receive Psychology credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for Psychology. After returning from abroad, and after the course credits have been posted to your SAGE account, complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form.
Yes, as long as your chosen courses are comparable to Psychology courses offered at Brandeis and are approved by the department.
We encourage students to take their core courses at Brandeis. In particular, for those contemplating study abroad, it is strongly recommended that they take their core courses before going abroad. In the special case of someone who begins the major late, permission is sometimes given to take one (but only one) of the core courses abroad.
Before going abroad, you can find out whether a specific course will or will not count as a Psychology requirement by speaking with and submitting a syllabus for the relevant course(s) to the Study Abroad Liaison in Psychology.