Psychology Major Psychology Major Psychology majors will gain skills and knowledge that allow them to better understand the people they will lead. Majors can choose from two different tracks. Breadcrumb psychology major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment The study of psychology is interdisciplinary and investigates human behavior, cognition, and emotion by analyzing the complex interactions between environmental, social, cultural, and biological influences. Psychology majors can be found in every sector of the professional world: in the military, industrial, retail, non-profit, consulting, academic, and research & development sectors. The major offers a pre-med track for those interested in medical school. This major offers an honors track. Applied Track Focused on applying knowledge of psychology to improve the development, performance, and well-being of individuals (soldiers) Organizational Track Focused on applying knowledge of psychology to select and develop leaders, and improve the effectiveness of groups, teams, and organizations. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. Psychology Major Required Courses PL361 RESEARCH METHODS I PL383 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY PL387 FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING PL462 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS Applied Psychology Track Required Courses PL250 NEUROCOG FNDTNS OF BEHAVIOR PL373 LIFE CYCLE & HUMAN DEVEL PL376 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Sample Electives MG379 LEADING TEAMS PL360 PSYCH ELITE PERFORMANCE PL363 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS PL390 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY PL392 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PL398 LEADERSHIP THEORY & DEVEL PL470 TOPICS-BEHAVIOR SCI/LDRSHIP PL471 LEADERSHIP IN COMBAT PL479 LEADING ORGNZS THRU CHANGE This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Psychology: Applied Psychology Major Curriculum. Organizational Psychology and Leadership Track Required Courses MG379 LEADING TEAMS PL398 LEADERSHIP THEORY & DEVEL PL479 LEADING ORGNZS THRU CHANGE Sample Electives PL250 NEUROCOG FNDTNS OF BEHAVIOR PL360 PSYCH ELITE PERFORMANCE PL363 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS PL373 LIFE CYCLE & HUMAN DEVEL PL376 PERSONALITY & AB PSYCH PL390 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY PL392 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PL470 TOPICS-BEHAVIOR SCI/LDRSHIP PL471 LEADERSHIP IN COMBAT This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Psychology: Organizational Psychology and Leadership Major Curriculum. Cadets in this majors can apply for a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. They also have the opportunity to travel on trip sections as well as present their work at various academic conferences. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership or the West Point Leadership Center.