Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California Department of Psychology has among its faculty internationally recognized scholars and one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. Our faculty and students are engaged in groundbreaking studies, investigating basic theoretical questions and bringing their work to bear on some of society's most pressing needs. The department offers graduate training in five areas: Brain & Cognitive Science , Clinical Science , Developmental Psychology , Quantitative Methods , and Social Psychology .
In pursuing its mission to acquire, advance and disseminate knowledge within the Psychological and Biobehavioral Sciences, the Department balances several academic endeavors including: undergraduate teaching, graduate training, professional training, basic scientific research, applied research, faculty development, and community service. The Department of Psychology has the largest . program at the University of Miami and the second largest number of undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department has extensive research and service programs throughout the culturally diverse Miami area affected by its 38 faculty and 120 full-time staff and research personnel. Its research programs have been ranked among the top nationally for National Institute of Health funding in psychology departments. Its graduate program in clinical psychology was recently ranked 25th nationally by . News and World Report and has received continuous accreditation by the American Psychological Association since 1966. The Department has its own community-based training clinic and adult, child, and health intervention programs.
Dr. Liisa Galea is UBC’s new Neuroscience Graduate Program Director. As a longstanding champion of neuroscience and the first PhD in Neuroscience to graduate from Western University, Galea sees this role as a way to give back to the neuroscience community.