UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Psychology Peer Mentoring
 

Majors & Minors

Psychology Degree

Program Overview

Psychology majors study the way humans and animals act, feel, think and learn.

Highlights of the Psychology Major

  • Be part of the Psychology Learning Community to learn more about the field of psychology and have an advisor who meets regularly with students.
  • One mandatory research project as part of a research methods course. Students can also take on independent research with a faculty partner and often present their work at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago. 
  • Participate in the Psychology Club or Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. 
  • Create an individualized career plan with your faculty advisor based on your career plan. 

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • An understanding of physiological, emotional, cognitive and social determinants of behavior.
  • Basic understanding of the various disciplines in psychology as well as major theories and history of psychology.
  • Familiarity and experience with the psychological research methods, including data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of research ethics.
  • Specific knowledge and abilities related to your specialization (Gender, Industrial, Health, Sport, Clinical, Animal)

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, most of our students work in fields related to human services, health care, or education. An increasing number of students either enter graduate program at the masters or doctoral level, with most of those entering either mental health counseling, school counseling, or school psychology.

Potential Job Titles

  • College Adviser
  • Graduate studies in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior
  • Veteran's Coordinator
  • Family Resource Provider 
  • Gerontologist
  • Client Assistant
  • Housing Director
  • Case Manager
  • Special Education Services Provider
  • Unemployment Benefit Specialist
  • Community Corrections Aide
  • Wellness Program Chair

Employers

  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Counties
  • School Districts

 

Related Programs

Not what you were looking for?
Here are some related programs you may also want to consider:

Sociology

Criminology

Communication Studies

 


The median annual salary for a psychologist with an advanced degree is over

$72K

(Bureau of Labor Statistics OOH)