USU Psychology Program Study (PS) was established in 1999 and began to receive the first batch of students to take part in the undergraduate education program in the academic year of 1999/2000. The student admission system was carried out through the State University Admission Test (UMPTN) which later became the Admission Test (UMB), and the Interest and Achievement Tracking (PMP). In a few years, the admission selection was added through the National Selection State University Test (SNMPTN) and Student Admission Selection Program Regularly Independent (SPMPRM).
In the academic year of 2003/2004, USU Psychology Program Study had graduated with the first degree in psychology. Accordingly, by this graduation the Psychology Program Study proposed an accreditation process by BAN-PT and as it achieved a B Accreditation. On July 16, 2007, USU Psychology Program Study which was previously under the auspices of the USU Medicine Faculty, officially independent as the USU Psychology Faculty.
In 2010 the Psychology Undergraduate Program Study applied to undergo the accreditation process for the second time to the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT) and based on BAN-PT Decree Number 032/BAN-PT/Ak-XIII/S1/XII/2010. The Psychology Undergraduate Program Study obtained B Rank.
Since 2015, the goal of the Psychology Undergraduate Program Study is "To become the Faculty with the highest accreditation and pioneering international recognition", which is grouped into three pillars. In the Education and Teaching Pillar, curriculum adjustments are made based on KKNI standards with academic excellence in the fields of Local Wisdom and Agro-industry that carried out in a conducive academic atmosphere, as well as developing intellectual behaviour in the BINTANG Values System (Faith to God Almighty in the Frame of Diversity, Innovative with Integrity and, Tough and Wise) in creating a highly competitive alumnus. In the Research Pillar, efforts are made to internalize the research culture following the Research Roadmap based on Local Wisdom and Agroindustry which will be used to improve the quality of teaching materials and conduct dignified research collaborations. In the Community Service Pillar, an empathetic culture of community service is carried out based on the Research Roadmap based on Local Wisdom and Agro-industry, as well as holding the Academy-Business-Community-Government (ABCG) and institutional collaboration for the Partner Village Empowerment and Disaster Management program.
The efforts of ensuring the quality of the implementation in psychological education activities at USU have begun by issuing guidelines for the implementation of education in Program Studies, guidelines for writing thesis and other guidelines/references. The quality assurance activity was not only provided institutional credibility but also maintain the academic atmosphere. To ensure the implementation of quality management, various quality manuals, procedure manuals, work instructions, and supporting documents are developed continuously. Quality assurance activities are the commitment of all individuals in the organizational system. Effective communication between individuals needs to be established in the quality management process. Making Self-Evaluations and Work Plans periodically every year is an effective way of interacting among elements of the organization. The external evaluation of the undergraduate Education Program that has been carried out by the National Accreditation Board (BAN) is used as a starting point in quality management. The target of accreditation for the implementation of the Master Program is the trigger for quality assurance efforts. In the long term, it is necessary to have a target for achieving rankings from regional/international Accreditation Boards.
In the future, the homework that must be completed by the Psychology undergraduate Program Study is to prepare graduates who can compete with the global world, especially with the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community and international qualification standards (International Quality Framework), which among other consequences are mastery in information technology and professional technology, also mastery in foreign languages and developing the networking skills.