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Psychology

Learn theory and methods in psychology to inform your calling to help others grow.

Glasses and computer

Using compassion, critical and creative thinking, and skeptical inquiry, learn to help individuals and organizations cope with problems related to behavior and mental processes.

You’ll become familiar with the major concepts, theories, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. You will also learn - through hands-on research and experiential opportunities guided by expert faculty - to apply basic therapy techniques and research methods of psychology. Students will have the opportunity to learn from a licensed, practicing counselor. They will also be able to conduct their own research, present it at a professional conference, and submit it for publication.  The curriculum is designed to prepare you for graduate work in psychology and related fields.

What sets us apart

Gain immersive experience

​​​Through role-play and in-depth research alongside your professors, you’ll explore the intersections between theory and practice. You’ll also connect with other psychology students as you participate in seminars, field trips, research, and other activities around a variety of themes in your field.

Strengthen your degree

Students with an interest in Psychology can choose the minor program, with a 21 credit requirement. Study psychology, personality, cognitive psychology, psychobiology, and other courses selected from the psychology major curriculum.

Coursework

View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.

Psychology Mission, Goals and Learning Outcomes 

Mission

The Waynesburg University Psychology Department seeks to produce knowledgeable, competent, empathetic, self-aware individuals who are prepared to be effective contributors to both their personal and professional communities.  We further seek to prepare students for graduate work in psychology and/or related careers not requiring a graduate degree.  To that end, we seek to equip students with the theoretical perspectives and methodological skills unique to the science of psychology, and the ability to use these perspectives and skills in developing insight into themselves and others.