Studying Psychology At UW-W
Why should you choose the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Psychology Department?
The Psychology Department in the College of Letters and Sciences offers undergraduates comprehensive exposure to the prominent theories and concepts of psychology, the techniques and results of psychological research, and the applications of psychological knowledge to everyday situations. The program offers field and research experiences that allow students to apply acquired skills and knowledge.
Our department strives to be a student-focused environment with faculty who are known for excellence in teaching and advising. We provide our students with a variety of opportunities to excel not only inside but also outside the classroom. Students are regularly engaged in field experiences, work alongside faculty members to conduct psychological research, attend and present research at local conferences, and participate activities of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.
The department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in psychology as well as special emphasis majors that focus on preparation for graduate school. The Bachelor of Science in Education degree prepares students to teach psychology in secondary schools. The Department’s graduate program prepares students for careers in school psychology and offers the master’s and education specialist degrees.
At the completion of their major,
The psychology major seeks to provide students with :
- Broad exposure to the basic concepts, theories, research, and ethical issues of psychology;
- Education in the scientific method including hands-on research opportunities;
- Strong critical thinking and written communication skills, including the ability to evaluate and convey the evidence for claims regarding human behavior; and
- Applied experience through fieldwork opportunities in the regional community.