About the Psychology Program
- Majors will understand psychology as a scientific discipline with regard to its content and research methods
- Majors will demonstrate intellectual skills in thinking, communication, information gathering and synthesis, as well as in quantitative and scientific methodology
- Majors will demonstrate personal development in ethics, values, and career plans
- Upon successful completion of the Psychology major, students will be able to:
- Define and describe psychology-related terminology and concepts
- Evaluate and generate psychological research
- Enroll in a psychology-related graduate program or find other full-time employment
- Demonstrate multiple effective communication skills
- Work effectively in a team environment
- The psychology major offers emphases in clinical/counseling, industrial/organizational and research.
- The major focuses on the understanding of scientific methods used to assess the physical and mental processes that underlie individual behavior.
- Academic careers include teaching and research in an array of subspecialties such as biological, social or cognitive psychology.
- Students can obtain a bachelorís degree in psychology and complete a second major within four years.
- Rogers Memorial Hospital
- Wisconsin Early Autism Project
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Waukesha Mental Health Association
- Public school systems
- La Casa de Esperanza
A liberal education with excellent foundations in psychology creates a wide variety of professional career opportunities in counseling, social psychology, neuroscience, law, medicine, physical therapy, human resources, marketing and sales, criminal justice and teaching.
Recent Graduate School Locations
- Baylor University
- Johns Hopkins
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
- Ohio State University
- Marquette University
- Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Medical College of Wisconsin Adler School of Professional Psychology
- University of Denver
- The program has excellent faculty with diverse specialties.
- Students attend regional and national symposiums, showcasing their research projects.
- Senior psychology students enroll in a capstone experience course, which prepares them for a career in, or related to, the major.
- Opportunities also are available to conduct systematic empirical research directed by a faculty member.
- Small class sizes allow for close interaction and discussion with faculty and students.
- Professors teach all classes; there are no teaching assistants.
- Students have access to the Career Center for career counseling, help with resume writing and interviewing skills and graduate school information.
- Students who have the appropriate qualifications are able to join Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.