Avila University

Interested in undergraduate or graduate psychology programs in Kansas City? You have come to the right place!

Welcome to Avila University's
Department of Psychology


We are part of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and are housed in Foyle Hall on Avila's campus in suburban Kansas City, Missouri.

Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If you've ever wondered why people behave the way they do, then a psychology degree is for you!

One of the core tenets of psychology is that we can and should use the methods of science to better understand ourselves and others. At Avila, we use this same empirically-driven approach to help students become confident, competent, and compassionate professionals.

As an undergraduate psychology major, you will develop the critical reasoning, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills required for a wide range of career areas from health care to law to public relations. If your goal is to become a licensed counselor or psychologist, your Avila undergraduate psychology degree will prepare you to enter Master's and Ph.D. graduate programs.

You can choose one of three areas of concentration to best suit your career path:

  • Human Behavior
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Research

Through college coursework, field experiences, involvement in Psi Chi (psychology honor society)/psychology club, and an apprenticeship-model of research in one of our four active research labs, you will experience collaborative, participatory learning, with real-world applications.

If you are looking for graduate psychology programs, please click here.

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Veterans
Be a psychology major at Avila--FOR FREE! Avila University is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program which provides free tuition, as well as textbook and monthly living stipends, for post 9/11 veterans and their spouses/children wishing to enroll in any academic program at Avila. 


Psi Chi/Psychology Club

Psychology Majors and Minors: Join Psi Chi/Psychology Club! For more information email Dr. Marcia Pasqualini. For more information about Psi Chi, go to www.psichi.org.


Psi Chi Distinguished Scholar: Shawnalee Criss

The Avila Psychology faculty are proud to announce that Shawnalee Criss is our Psi Chi Distinguished Scholar for 2013/14. Congratulations Shawnalee!