- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: Yes
- Graduate Degree: Yes
- Campus: Macomb
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Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
Psychology is a scholarly and scientific discipline which attempts to understand and explain human behavior. At WIU, Psychology majors acquire knowledge about the principles of human behavior and skill in the application of these principles.
Psychology majors are prepared for a wide range of careers in areas such as clinical services, counseling, business, industry, health care, testing, education, and behavioral research. It also prepares students for graduate study or professional school.
Faculty members have doctoral degrees from major universities, insuring that every course is taught by someone who has extensive training in psychology. No courses are taught by graduate students.
At WIU psychology faculty actively work in the discipline. Each year they publish many articles and books and present papers at the state, regional and national levels. Their specializations and research interests cover such various topics as memory, psychotherapy, neuroscience, industrial/organizational psychology, and forensic psychology. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on research projects.
Besides assisting in research projects, students have opportunities for extensive contact with faculty through individual readings, undergraduate seminars, and departmental committee memberships.