Psychology is a broad-based discipline, focusing on the study of behavior and associated biological, mental, and social processes. At Tulane, many facets of psychology are represented in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The department offers courses and research opportunities that center around the study of behavior in humans and animals, children and adults, and normal and clinical populations. Particular areas of strength include behavioral neuroscience, developmental psychology, social psychology, and school/clinical psychology. Courses and research opportunities are integrated across classroom, laboratory, and applied settings. The goal is for undergraduate students not only to learn about psychology, but also to become active contributors to the discipline. To this end, Tulane encourages undergraduate students to become involved in research. Further, students are invited to gain applied experience in connection with community based service-learning opportunities through courses in Psychology.