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Psychology

MAJORS  |  MINORS  |  CERTIFICATES

The psychology major provides a broadly based education in the content, methods, principles, and theories of the science of psychology. The required courses in the major expose students to the traditional important subject areas of psychology; and the elective courses in the major allow students the flexibility to pursue their own interests and goals. 

Typical bachelor's level careers in mental health settings include hospitals, half-way houses/group homes, community agencies, and hospice programs. Some public sector and business-related careers are personnel testing, advertising, and human resources. For those who obtain a master's or Ph.D. degree, career opportunities and pay expand significantly; jobs are available in mental health as well as research, teaching, and business. Some of the mental health careers for individuals with graduate degrees are clinical psychologist, social worker, professional counselor, marriage and family counselor, and school psychologist.

Students who intend to pursue graduate study in psychology or a related field should discuss this with their advisers as early as possible to develop a plan of study that will prepare them for graduate school. These students should plan to take more than the minimum 39 credits for the major, and should complete an Independent Study Research Project (PSYC 499) or Externship (PSYC 410)under the guidance of a faculty member. They should also consider completing one or both of our certificate programs.

Students majoring in psychology may be eligible for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. This organization, which is affiliated with the Psychology Club, co-sponsors activities that are of broad interest to psychology students (e.g., workshops on graduate school, discussions of employment opportunities). Consult the department for information about how to join Psi Chi and/or the Psychology Club, as well as for a schedule of events.

FACULTY + STAFF


Diane Tenuta
Academic Department Associate 
MOLN 260
262-595-2316  |  tenuta@uwp.edu

Sylvia Beyer
MOL 266    
beyer@uwp.edu

Edward Bowden
MOL 372      
bowden@uwp.edu

Aaron Carlstrom
MOL 268    
carlstro@uwp.edu  

Ann Friesema            
MOL 264
friesema@uwp.edu

Melissa Gregg
MOL  270  
greggm@uwp.edu

Erin Hillard
MOL  279 
hillard@uwp.edu

Meredith McGinley
MOL  262  
mcginley@uwp.edu

James Peterson 
MOL 279         
petersoj@uwp.edu

Rebecca Rasper
MOL 279    
rasper@uwp.edu

Ignacio Rivero-Covelo 
MOL 268         
riveroco@uwp.edu

LEARNING GOALS

COMMUNICATION
Students successfully communicate psychology related material.

CRITICAL THINKING 
Students apply critical thinking skills to reading scholarly material and writing a scholarly paper.

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Students apply psychological principles.

CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
Students can explain the major theories and research findings in cognitive, developmental, social, and personality psychology.


 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Psychology Department is committed to: promoting knowledge, understanding, and appropriate application of the scientific approach to Psychology among UW-Parkside students and in the communities we serve; involving students and faculty in collaborative research and scholarship which in part addresses community needs; and providing service appropriate to our training and perspective at campus, local, national, and global levels.


 

PROGRAM CONTACT INFO

Melissa Gregg | 262-595-2142 |  greggm@uwp.edu

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