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Join the Journey for Curious Minds.

Butler’s Psychology major blends comprehensive classroom instruction with hands-on engagement in cutting-edge research. Renowned for consistently achieving at the 97th percentile on the Major Field Test in Psychology, our undergraduate program uniquely combines the professional development opportunities found in large research universities with the intimate learning environment characteristic of liberal arts colleges.

In our close-knit community, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and direct faculty contact, fostering an enriching educational experience. With a remarkable 80 percent of students collaborating on at least one research project, the program emphasizes active participation and exploration. Furthermore, internship opportunities throughout Indianapolis and beyond will equip you with the skills and insights essential for success in graduate school or diverse careers in the field of psychology.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • SW 250-PS – Psychological Inquiry 
  • OR
  • NW 220-PS – Behavioral Science 
  • PS 202 – Learning 
  • PS 235 – Biological Bases of Behavior 
  • PS 320 – Life Span Developmental Psychology 
  • PS 350 – Social Psychology 

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The Butler Advantage

Students in the Psychology program will benefit from both classroom instruction and hands-on research, allowing them to:

Master a central core of psychological knowledge.

Acquire basic methodological and computer skills.

Attain a sophisticated knowledge of at least one area within psychology.

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Tara Lineweaver
Professor – Psychology
Psychology – LAS
Expertise I am trained as a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology (how the brain impacts cognitive abilities). My research interests span neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease), music and…
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Brian Day
Associate Professor, Psychology
Psychology – LAS
Areas of Expertise: Human Experimental Psychology:                 Visual Depth Perception in real and virtual…
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Jennifer Berry
Associate Professor, Psychology
Psychology – LAS
Jennifer Berry earned a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. She routinely teaches learning, biological basis of behavior, research methods and statistics, and a seminar…
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“Going into college, I didn’t necessarily think that you could have such deep connections with professors. Dr. [Tara] Lineweaver shows a genuine interest in her student’s lives and wellbeing. For instance, she always made an effort to check in during our lab meetings about what we did over the weekend and how our semesters were going. She recognizes that her students are more than just students and this definitely made me feel seen, heard, and valued.”

Marissa Ward
Psychology major, Neuroscience minor

Marissa Ward

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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