Opportunities to specialize

The field of psychology is a broad discipline with many areas of specialization. Majors are exposed to fascinating areas of study, including behavioral, biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental and social psychology.

We encourage you to master psychological principles in a variety of subfields of psychology, as well as apply the material to life situations.

Sample psychology focus areas

  • Parenting
  • Obesity and physical activity
  • Social and emotional development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Smoking, alcohol and drug use
  • Sustainability
  • Social-cognition
  • Aging/gerontology
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Outstanding Psychology Student
Justin Shindo

Justin Shindo ’20 was pursuing his interest in psychology when he found another passion during his freshman year at University of the Pacific. He found a love for the law through the Pacific Legal Advantage Program.

“Applied knowledge from my psychology major will help me in the long term as this field of issues continues to expand,” Shindo said. 

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3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211