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Psychology Department

Why Psychology?

The Department of Psychology prepares students to either continue their education in graduate school, or immediately enter the workforce. Career options for the Psychology major abound. Employers are looking for people who are flexible, imaginative, good people handlers and can think critically about concepts and society. Psychology majors are prepared to succeed in any career path that involves people—as clients, co-workers, employees, and bosses.

There are opportunities for experiences outside the classroom, such as independent research, teaching assistant, internship, practicum or psychology club.


Some areas graduates work in are:

  • Business and industry
  • Community and public relations
  • Health and human services
  • Teaching

Meet Our Alumni

Andrea Joseph

Andrea Joseph graduated with the dual major of Psychology and Communications. Before her first semester began, Andrea worried that college-level work would be beyond her reach, so she enrolled in the Urban Education Summer Bridge Program to get a jump start.

Joseph is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. She remains connected to the Urban Education Program.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Psychology Club

    The purpose of the Psychology Club is to foster an active interest in Psychology through various activities.

  • Psi Chi - WSU Chapter

    International Honor Society in Psychology. Building relationships that advance psychology.

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