Some universities that offer programs in psychology include Stanford University and the University of California at Berkley. These schools each provide an opportunity for students to study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, focusing on different specialized areas of psychology such as developmental psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience.
The psychology programs at Stanford University offer training in the understanding of human behavior using scientific methods. Courses in the psychology undergraduate major provide an education for students planning careers in various areas such as business, education and medicine, as well as graduate study in psychology. Students have the opportunity for direct involvement in academic research with faculty, participation in an active psychology association, and involvement with an established honors program.
The Department of Psychology at UC Berkley offers degrees at the baccalaureate and doctoral level, as well as a certificate at the post-baccalaureate level. The post-baccalaureate program offers coursework and internship classes to help prepare students without significant experience in the scientific study of psychology for future doctoral programs in areas such as cognitive systems, neuroscience and clinical science. The bachelor degree requires a minimum of four years of study, with the doctorate in psychology requiring about four to five years of study beyond that.