Are you eager to learn how the mind works and what factors guide human behavior? If so, psychology may be for you!

The Department of Psychology offers students a major program that allows a choice of courses from a wide variety of fields in psychology including biological, clinical, cognitive, cultural, developmental, health, and social psychology.

In addition to the considerable breadth offered, the program encourages students to focus on their areas of interest through advanced coursework including laboratory and seminar classes, as well as through supervised research.

The goals of the department are to provide students with a foundational understanding of the theories and scientific methods that psychologists use to explore questions fundamental to human and animal behavior.

To learn more about Psychology at Bryn Mawr, visit the department page on Inside Bryn Mawr.


Mahek Nirav Shah '22

Mahek spent her summer examining data from an 85-year old Harvard study of adult development. Through the Summer Science Research Program, she explored the role of childhood family environment and how it shapes the way we approach relationships as adults.

photo of Mahek Nirav Shah
Mahek Nirav Shah '22
At an undergraduate level to be able to do full-time research in the summer, I think it's fantabulous being able to make decisions about how to handle data how to be able to learn these complicated statistical skills, I don't think I would have gotten this anywhere other than Bryn Mawr.

Degree Options

Psychology major, A.B.

Psychology minor

Special Programs


In partnership with Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR), the College offers a five-year A.B./M.S.S. degree program that allows undergraduate students to begin work towards their Master of Social Services (M.S.S.) during their undergraduate years. Students in this program earn the Bachelor of Arts degree at the end of their fourth year and the Master of Social Services at the end of their fifth year.