Pursue flexible options, hands-on learning through psychology at UW-Stevens
The Department of Psychology at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides a well-rounded undergraduate education
grounded in scientific study for psychology professions and life. The department provides a 37-credit major in psychology as part of
a bachelor of science degree. Both a major
are available together
with teacher certification programs.
Psychology offers you flexibility in
choosing a course of study and easily allows many students to pursue an additional minor or second major. Individualized
instruction for upper-division students is readily available through
independent study. Supervised practicum and internship experiences may be
completed in a variety of settings such as schools, mental health clinics and
and publication experiences are also available through
individual work with faculty members. In addition, you can join a peer mentoring program, a Psychology Club, and a chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
The Department of Psychology has 16 full-time
faculty members representing the major sub-disciplines of psychology (biological,
clinical/counseling, cognitive, developmental,
industrial/organizational and social psychology). The
department supports laboratories and research facilities routinely
used by faculty and students for their research projects. They are also used
for normal class instruction in the experimental and clinical courses. Computer technology is used
heavily, and all classrooms are set up for interactive computer
Study within the diverse training and interest
areas in psychology prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Psychology
graduates often possess good research and writing skills, are good problem
solvers and have well-developed higher-level thinking ability when it comes to
analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information.
Most find jobs in human
services, administration, public affairs, education, business, sales, service
industries, health, the biological sciences and computer programming. They become guidance counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, clinical
psychologists, and business managers. About 30 percent of our graduates go on to advanced training,
normally getting a master’s or doctorate degree in psychology. Others obtain law and medical degrees.