Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Psychology

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
504-520-7400 (ph) 504-520-7952 (fax)

Dr. Lisa J. Schulte
Department Head

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of mental and behavioral processes, from a variety of perspectives. Subfields include

  • Biopsychology and neuroscience
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Clinical and counseling psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
Why major in Psychology?
  • Understand human and animal behavior
  • Learn how to make a difference in people‚Äôs lives
  • Answer probing questions
  • Gain valuable research experience
Psychology at Xavier
  • Dedicated faculty with broad interests
  • Collaborative, caring environment
  • Research experience early in the curriculum
  • Exposure to a broad range of psychological perspectives
  • More than 50% of our graduates secure graduate degrees
  • Most find work directly applying their degrees
A Psychology Degree
  • Affords critical thinking and interpersonal understanding
  • Provides experience with many skills employers and graduate programs are seeking
  • Demonstrates your commitment to persisting in a rigorous program