Psychological Science


Psych Sci Department 2023


The CMC Psychological Science major prepares students to use psychological concepts and methods in everyday life. Students receive a broad knowledge and hands-on experiences in applied, professional, and scientific psychology. Courses emphasize the application of psychology to current social issues. Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty, especially conducting research in their labs.

Many students combine Psychological Science with other majors (e.g., Economics, Government, Biology) and add interdisciplinary sequences in Leadership, Data Science, Legal Studies, and Neuroscience to develop expertise that will expand their career options. 

If a major in Psychological Science might be right for you, come talk with our stellar faculty!



PSI CHI Logo National Honors Society in Psychology
Membership applications accepted every Spring semester.

Accelerated MA Degree Program in Psychology
Accelerated 1-year MA degree in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) for Psychological Science & Neuroscience majors after receiving the B.A. degree from CMC.


Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D
Chair and Professor of Psychology
850 Columbia Ave, Claremont CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-2762

Linda Chavez-Nunez
Faculty Support West, Kravis 108C
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3394

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Wei-Chin Hwang.
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