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About the Psychology Program

Program Goals

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Professional Internships

  • 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

Special Features

  • 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.
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