Psychology students on the JMU high ropes course
Student presenting at the undergraduate psychology symposium
Psychology peer advisers out getting ice cream at Klines in Harrisonburg
Psychology students present at a conference
Professor Kimberly DuVall with Psychology Peer Advisers

The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting an inclusive experience and environment, along with the tools for success, for all members of the department’s community and beyond.

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Welcome from the Department Head
photo: Liz Edwards

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at James Madison University! The mission of our department is to educate students in, and contribute to, the science of psychology. That means that our faculty are not only subject matter experts, but also scholars of ‘best practices’ in undergraduate psychology education.

We offer a wide range of innovative and student-focused learning opportunities. Students who complete this program of study are well prepared for graduate school and for careers that require a liberal arts bachelor’s degree...

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