Undergraduate Overview

Grad cap reading "I'm Psyched!".

Psychology is the science of the mind and behavior. The undergraduate psychology program provides an understanding of basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development and personality, along with principles of social psychology, clinical psychology and behavioral neuroscience.

Why Study Psychology at UB?

UB’s modern, vibrant Department of Psychology has cutting-edge research facilities, highly productive faculty and effective undergraduate classroom and laboratory education that reflects the latest in psychological science.

At the core of the undergraduate programs is a focus on psychological science, which helps prepare students for graduate study in psychology or related fields (e.g., law, business, education, social work), as well as a myriad of exciting careers.

Our students graduate with knowledge of psychological principles and a solid grounding in scientific methods for evaluating theories and research in the social and behavioral sciences, a skill set in high-demand in our rapidly changing society.

Degree Options

Prof. Micheal Dent.

Our Students and Alumni

Our Faculty

The department includes 30 instructional faculty members who hold a PhD in Psychology and have extensive teaching experience. Instructional faculty teach approximately 67% of undergraduate courses. The remainder are taught by fully-qualified adjunct faculty members or upper-level doctoral students. Doctoral student instructors are supervised closely by instructional faculty and have exhibited teaching effectiveness prior to their course assignments.

Prof. Wendy Quinton at the 2018 Life Raft Debate.

Prof. Wendy Quinton defending psychology at the 7th annual UB Life Raft Debate

Faculty Specializations

  • Clinical disorders (e.g., depression, addiction, attention deficit disorder)
  • Developmental challenges (e.g., bullying)
  • Infant language acquisition
  • The formation of self and identity
  • The formation and maintenance of close relationships
  • Neural systems for learning and motivation
  • Responses to stressful situations and resilience
  • Auditory perception in humans and animals

Contact Us

Christa M. Greenberg.
Christa M. Greenberg

283 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0205

cmgreen@buffalo.edu

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Sr. Academic Advisor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Micheal Dent.

B76 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0266

mdent@buffalo.edu

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Peter Pfordresher.

206B Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0234

pqp@buffalo.edu

Professor
Chair
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences