Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. The tradition of psychology at OU is truly remarkable. The University of Oklahoma was founded barely ten years after Wilhelm Wundt established the first formal psychology laboratory, yet a psychology course appeared in the very first course catalogue published at OU in 1892, and psychology has been a vibrant part of this institution ever since.
Today, our Department offers our students an exceptionally fine education in psychology and is flexible enough to support a wide range of career paths. Our undergraduate degree programs provide our students with the opportunity to develop the type of broad and rich introduction to scientific psychology that will support their immediate career needs or graduate school aspirations. A recent survey of those completing our undergraduate programs revealed that over 70% of our graduates were admitted to the graduate training programs they desired. Our graduate programs are equally distinctive. We offer doctoral training in a variety of specialty areas, all of which are based on our national reputation for developing in our graduates an exceptional foundation of methodological and quantitative skills.
The field of psychology has a unique ability to capture the passionate interest of those interested in the scientific investigation of the human experience. If you are one of those people, all of us in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma welcome you to join us in that pursuit.
I urge you to explore our web page and discover the exciting programs of psychology that are being offered in our Department. If you would like more information, please consult the Contact Information section.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Jorge L. Mendoza, Professor and Chair