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The percent of Department of Psychology students hired or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduating.
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Scholarships available for UW-Stevens Point psychology students.

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Professor Erica Weisgram participated in summer 2014  in a panel at the Gender and STEM Network Conference in Germany. She presented “Family-friendly science: The role of future family roles and women’s mother’s roles on positivity toward STEM careers.”

Pursue flexible options, hands-on learning through psychology at UW-Stevens Point

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 and minor 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 hospitals. Research 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.


Faculty and facilities

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 instruction. 


Post-graduate opportunities

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. The facilities 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.