Welcome to the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. Our department has a long tradition of excellence in research, teaching, and service. With approximately 50 faculty, 150 graduate students, and 1800 undergraduate majors, we are one of the largest departments at Ohio State. We are also one of the top ranked psychology departments in the country, providing extensive course offerings and research opportunities in eight program areas. Faculty in the department work in diverse areas of human and animal cognition, emotion, and behavior and engage in many interdisciplinary research activities.
The first psychology course at Ohio State was offered in 1879 and an independent psychology department was established in 1907. Since the first Ph.D. was awarded in 1917, over 2,000 graduates have earned doctoral degrees in Psychology. Ohio State psychology alumni are found on the faculty of every major university in the United States as well as in professional practice, government, and businesses and industries throughout the world.