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
- Advanced Studies of Youth Development and Psychology in Montpellier (UMN) — Montpellier, France
- Psychology and Research Program at the University of Haifa — Haifa, Israel
- Psychology and Neuroscience in Maastricht — Maastricht, Netherlands
- Psychology and Neuroscience in Buenos Aires (IFSA) — 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 LiaisonTo assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. As every department has different policies regarding credit from abroad, the Study Abroad Liaison can assist you with guidance on major/minor credit. Find the Study Abroad Liaison for Psychology here.
Receiving Credit in Psychology
Students wishing to receive credit in psychology for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the Study Abroad Liaison. As part of their application process for either a summer or semester term abroad, all students will be required to have a course proposal reviewed by the department if they wish to receive credit in that major/minor. For the semester, this is an initial conversation and students should continue to discuss plans with the department as they have more course information (syllabi, etc.). For the summer, courses are pre-approved. Upon return, semester students should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form for final and formal review.