Psychological Sciences

As a Psychology major or minor, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements,
    related courses and electives.
  • Intentionally plan for a semester without major specific courses.
  • Expand your areas of interest within the field of psychology through unique course offerings.
  • Immerse yourself in hands-on learning experiences and internships to help shape your future career.
  • Participate in courses abroad with diverse student populations that enrich classroom discussions.
  • Select a program with service learning or volunteer-based extracurricular options.
  • Begin or continue studying a foreign language, adding value to your professional skill set.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
Faculty-led, short-term program in Israel with course options offering honors credit.

Summer Neuroscience in Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain
Faculty-led, short-term program in Spain with course options in neuroscience and Spanish language.

Summer Psychology in Florence
Florence, Italy
Faculty-led, short-term “Maymester” program.

Exchange:

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales
Semester and Academic Year exchanges with one of the largest centers for psychology in the UK.

University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel
Semester and Academic Year exchanges at Israel’s leading comprehensive research university.

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Semester and Academic Year exchanges at a top ranking university in Asia with courses taught in English.

Wollongong University
Wollongong New South Wales, Australia
Semester and Academic Year exchanges offering a variety of course topics within the field of psychology.

Affiliated:

The Umbra Institute Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Semester program featuring embedded community engagement, service learning and research experiences. The above link is for the semester-length, general studies track but there are additional tracks and summer term options as well:
Scholars Independent Research Program
Summer General Studies Program (3 credits)
Summer General Studies Program (6 credits)
Multicultural Psychology Program

 

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

 

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Psychology Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

Psychology & Education Abroad Info
Learn about the academic advising process for studying abroad.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

As a Psychology major or minor, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements,
    related courses and electives.
  • Intentionally plan for a semester without major specific courses.
  • Expand your areas of interest within the field of psychology through unique course offerings.
  • Immerse yourself in hands-on learning experiences and internships to help shape your future career.
  • Participate in courses abroad with diverse student populations that enrich classroom discussions.
  • Select a program with service learning or volunteer-based extracurricular options.
  • Begin or continue studying a foreign language, adding value to your professional skill set.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
Faculty-led, short-term program in Israel with course options offering honors credit.

Summer Neuroscience in Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain
Faculty-led, short-term program in Spain with course options in neuroscience and Spanish language.

Summer Psychology in Florence
Florence, Italy
Faculty-led, short-term “Maymester” program.

Exchange:

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales
Semester and Academic Year exchanges with one of the largest centers for psychology in the UK.

University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel
Semester and Academic Year exchanges at Israel’s leading comprehensive research university.

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Semester and Academic Year exchanges at a top ranking university in Asia with courses taught in English.

Wollongong University
Wollongong New South Wales, Australia
Semester and Academic Year exchanges offering a variety of course topics within the field of psychology.

Affiliated:

The Umbra Institute Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Semester program featuring embedded community engagement, service learning and research experiences. The above link is for the semester-length, general studies track but there are additional tracks and summer term options as well:
Scholars Independent Research Program
Summer General Studies Program (3 credits)
Summer General Studies Program (6 credits)
Multicultural Psychology Program

 

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

 

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Psychology Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

Psychology & Education Abroad Info
Learn about the academic advising process for studying abroad.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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