School of Psychology & Cognitive Science

We Study Minds.

Avila’s School of Psychology will develop the critical reasoning, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills required for a wide range of career areas from healthcare to law to public relations. If your goal is to become a licensed counselor or psychologist, your Avila degree will prepare you to enter a master’s and doctoral graduate programs.

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Department of Psychology

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.

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Department of Cognitive Science

As the only program in the region, Avila’s cognitive science major will prepare you to understand how the mind processes information by investigating thinking, memory and consciousness.

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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

  • Psychology (General, Mental Health, Research Concentrations)

Bachelor of Science

  • Cognitive Science (Biology, Math & Computer Science, Psychology, Research Concentrations)


  • Psychology

“At bigger schools, students are going to be working with grad students or postdocs – they’re not working with faculty directly. Avila is especially good for preparing students for graduate study because it makes a concerted point of valuing its students.”

Grace Tibbetts ’19, Psychology B.A.

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