Jaime Diaz-Granados, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Chair - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Welcome to the Baylor University Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. This is a vibrant and busy department, with more than 850 undergraduate majors, 50 or more doctoral students, 13 tenure system faculty and 3 instructors/lecturers, along with a wide range of intriguing and cutting-edge laboratories. This is an exciting time for the Department, with a recent move to the new Baylor Science Building (BSB), one of the most outstanding facilities in the country. Whether thinking about joining us as an undergraduate or graduate student, I would encourage you to explore the BSB link in more detail and you'll find a truly exceptional facility, one characterized by the finest instructional and laboratory space, all indicative of Baylor's unwavering commitment to the best in science education.
Couched within Baylor's stated Christian mission, the goal of the Department is the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the psychological sciences, fostering an environment conducive to creative scholarship and learning among both students and faculty, and the application of knowledge to the betterment and service of society. The credentials and achievements of our faculty are second to none; please spend some time and explore the individual faculty web pages. Baylor undergraduates and graduate students have made their mark around the country, both in academics and in nonacademic careers.
Undeniably, a degree in psychology or neuroscience from Baylor lays the foundation for success in post-baccalaureate pursuits. Our students have an outstanding record of achieving admission to some of the most competitive professional (law, medicine, dentistry, physical therapy) and graduate schools in the nation. Our doctoral student alumni have succeeded as clinicians, academicians, and in related research careers. Our faculty demonstrate success across the full spectrum of academic life; in publishing scholarly work, obtaining and maintaining extramural funding, mentoring students, and service to the broader university and community. Their work is recognized, respected, and honored at both national and international levels.
The Department boasts a nationally ranked Psy.D. program in clinical psychology, one of only two nationally. We offer a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as one of the nation's few undergraduate degree programs in Neuroscience. Departmental staff are dedicated, accessible and motivated to help students. We have little doubt that if you visit our Department, you'll quickly recognize these qualities.
We hope you'll find this website easy to access and navigate. Let us assure you that there is a place for you in the Baylor Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Don't hesitate to provide us or others with feedback about any issues that come to mind. We're interested in what you think and what you have to say. Thank you for visiting the Department and we look forward to hearing from you.
Jaime L. Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., Chair - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience