The Department of Psychology at Bemidji State University is dedicated to training students who will apply their psychological knowledge in an increasingly diverse world.

Accomplishing this mission requires a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds. Diversity enriches both our department and the science of psychology.  We are committed to cultivating an inclusive community that values diverse questions, viewpoints, approaches, and participant samples to foster ingenuity, challenge biases, and promote intellectual growth. Click here to view the BSU Psychology Department’s Strategic Plan for Diversity.

At BSU, we take the study of psychology beyond the classroom.

The Department of Psychology not only offers a broad curriculum featuring courses in a variety of areas and issues of contemporary psychology, we offer our students numerous opportunities to learn through experience.

Join the Psychology Club to organize community outings with your peers or pursue an internship with a local organization. Work side by side with your professors on their research – or complete your own and present it at a local or regional conference.

Our dedicated faculty has a long tradition of working closely with students to help them develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to thrive in the real world.

An undergraduate degree in Psychology will prepare you to pursue graduate study and a career in a wide range of fields, including education, business, law, medicine or human services.


Programs Offered

The psychology department offers the following program options:

Graduate Study

Though we do not offer a graduate degree in Psychology, our faculty do teach a number of advanced courses in Psychology that may be taken for credit as part of a graduate program in a related area, such as education.