The Department of Psychology at the College of William and Mary offered its first courses in 1888, after the reorganization of the College. The courses were taught under the Department of Moral Science, Political Economy, and Civil Government.At this time, President Tyler taught the course, in which he alternated his lectures between psychology and civil government.(Henneman)
As early as 1905, Philosophy and Psychology were taught taught together. However, they were not listed as an official department until the 1938 Undergraduate Catalog.
- 1938-39 Undergraduate Catalog.
- Psychology department website, http://www.wm.edu/as/psychology/?svr=web, accessed 2 April 2009.
- Richard Hubard Henneman, "Psychology at William and Mary," Alumni Gazette 8.4 (1941): 8-9, 25-28. University Archives Subject File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.