Mission: "Science, Diversity and Translation of Science to the Community"

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) is a vital and vibrant department within the College of Arts and Sciences. As the department graduating the most majors in the College, and training doctoral students in two Ph.D. programs, it is well positioned to be at the vanguard of the University’s continuing success in gaining national recognition for our outstanding academic and research programs. Our mission is to (1) provide scientifically rigorous and high quality undergraduate and graduate education that will prepare students to be critical consumers of scientific research and educated citizens in a diverse world; (2) foster excellence in basic and applied psychological research; and (3) provide scientific partnership and outreach to the community.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences supports one of the largest undergraduate programs at the University of Louisville. The department offers two undergraduate majors: The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and The Bachelor of Science in Psychology, in addition to a minor in Psychology.

Over 90 graduate students are currently enrolled in the department's graduate programs. Successful completion of graduate training leads a PhD in one of two areas: Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. The Experimental Psychology program is further composed of two programs: Cognitive & Developmental Sciences and Vision & Hearing Sciences. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty in state of the art research facilities, many of which are funded by Federal, State and private research grant funds.

We are located in the city of Louisville, on the University of Louisville's Belknap campus. The main office is in the Life Sciences building.

Chair: Nick Noles, PhD