- 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 bachelor’s 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
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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 WisconsiAdler 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.