Science at St. Andrews - Psychology
To study psychology is to examine the human experience. Through the study of psychology we seek to understand how and why people, think, feel and behave as they do. Psychology is an art and a science. In its efforts to discover the unifying principles underlying behavior, it is a science; in its efforts to apply those principles to meet the various needs of individuals and groups, it is an art.
At St. Andrews, we strongly emphasize hands-on laboratory experience, beginning with your very first psychology class. In fact, our program has been highly prized for offering research opportunities far beyond those typically offered to undergraduates at other colleges and universities. Your research experiences can furnish you with an unquestionable competitive advantage when applying to graduate school or for first jobs.
With a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, St. Andrews students can and do enjoy the benefits of their professors personal, conscientious attention to their studies and their research projects. Your psychology professors will work closely with you to develop not only your psychology course work and laboratory experiences, but also your internships and other career development activities.