Why Applied Psychological Sciences at Old Dominion University?
Applied psychological sciences applies research principles to solving real-world practical problems. It promotes the development and application of psychological principles, knowledge, and research to improve technology, systems, communication and information, transportation, decision making, community settings, and living environments. The goal is safer, more effective, and more reliable systems through an improved understanding of the user's requirements. At ODU, we do research in the areas of traffic safety, program evaluation, health (including substance use), cognition, families, and more.
The psychology department at Old Dominion University embraces the philosophy that student-faculty interaction plays an essential role in the learning process and extends research, social, and educational opportunities to students within the department. Faculty members represent a broad spectrum of areas in Applied Psychological Sciences and encourage students to combine a breadth of coursework with research and practicum experiences as the basis of their degree program. The faculty provide amazing resources and are very accessible to students. It's a small university with a personal feel, combined with the research opportunities often found at larger universities.