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Psychology students, faculty present research at national conference

Psychology is the empirical and theoretical study of thought, emotion, and behavior. It is a science that investigates the causes and dynamics of behavior patterns and a profession that applies knowledge, skills, and techniques to the solutions of individual and social problems. See the program overview for more information (e.g. "What can I do with a psychology major?").

People in the department

The psychology department consists of seven full-time faculty and six part-time instructors who are dedicated to teaching. Faculty interests cover many important areas of psychology such as social, cognitive, developmental, experimental, clinical/counseling, and also social work. Faculty and instructors are available to meet with students during office hours and by appointment. See the faculty and staff directory for more information.

Psychology Major and MINOR

If you are interested in declaring psychology as a major, see the academic program overview for more information about how to become admitted to the program, the requirements for the psychology major, psychology minor, course offerings, and different emphases within the psychology program such as human services, substance abuse counseling, or the social work certificate.

INTERNSHIPS and VolunteerinG

Students obtain valuable experiences by doing internships with organizations and volunteering in the community. Psychology majors can participate in the Cooperative Field Experience (CFE) program. Read more about internships, volunteer opportunities, or careers in psychology for additional information. See our Department Newsletter to learn about student placements. 

Our Department in the News

Nineteen students present research at Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day

Becky Fernette presents in panel at 4W Summit on Women

Students present research at the Society for Research on Adolescence

Child Psychology students participate in Baby Night

Dr. Halfmann receives the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award

Students present research at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference

Dr. Halfmann receives the 2017 Instructional Resource Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Psychology Major accepted into UW-Madison's Social Welfare Policy doctoral program

Dr. Hill publishes research on adolescent health behaviors

Psychology Department signs agreement of equivalency with Clarke University

Psychology Department signs aggreement of equivalency with UW-Milwaukee

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