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:

  • Mental Health
  • Research
  • General (flexible track)

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

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



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Psi Chi/Psychology Club

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

Psychology is going to Paris!

Psychology's PY 333/633 Applied Research Methods is a travel course in Fall 2015. We will be visiting the labs of psychology professors studying autism in Paris, France; and emotion regulation in Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, contact Dr. Marcia Pasqualini or Dr. Leah Gensheimer.