Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychology uses the scientific method to study diverse topics such as development, sensation, perception, consciousness, memory, thinking, language, intelligence, motivation, emotions, personality, psychological disorders, and how humans relate to, interact, and influence each other individually and in groups.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at WLU aligns with the guidelines set by the American Psychological Association. The curriculum is designed to graduate students who have a strong liberal arts foundation and the professional knowledge for success in the field by combing a strong theoretical base with a multitude of applied courses. Students also have many opportunities to work directly with their instructors in a mentoring relationship, to gain additional instruction and clarity, address academic concerns, and participate in ongoing research.
See what it's like to be a Psychology Major
Why Psychology at WLU?
Small Class Sizes
Faculty members are available to consult on multiple issues and to provide remedial instruction.
Networking and Research
Students have several opportunities through conference attendance and social events to form close bonds with their peers.
Academics are combined with social events through Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.
The Psychology program follows the American Psychological Association guidelines for the Psychology Major. The skills learned throughout the program are transferable to almost any profession.
The program goals include:
- Knowledge of Psychological content
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
- Professional Development
Psychologists work in a variety of settings including mental health fields, academics, research, organizations, schools, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers.
Community and Social Services: Case Manager, Mental health technician, Volunteer coordinator, Program director, Shelter worker, Substance Abuse Counselors, Rehabilitation Specialist, Group homes, Human Resources, Employee Development, Training Coordinator, Recruiter
Business: Sales / Marketing / Retail, Public relations, Banking, Management, Real estate
Student affairs/services: Admissions, Career Services, Residential Life, Student Activities, Alumni and development, Recruitment and Retention Specialist