Pursue flexible options, hands-on learning through psychology at UW-Stevens Point
You’re interested in Psychology because you want to know how people think, you want to know why people do what they do, and you want to apply that knowledge to working with people. 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.
Our department aims to:
- Develop students’ appreciation and knowledge of psychological science;
- Enhance students’ ability to use this knowledge for personal growth and professional preparation; and
- Promote students’ critical evaluation of local, regional, and global concerns.
We accomplish these goals by providing: up-to-date knowledge and training in the theory and practice of psychology; scientific methods of inquiry, data collection, and analysis in psychological investigation; state-of-the-art laboratories, research, and training facilities; the application of psychology directed toward the betterment of the community; and a well-trained group of faculty members, both broadly trained and specialized in a subdiscipline.
Major and minor options in Psychology
The department several options within the framework of Bachelor of Science degrees:
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.
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 13 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.
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.