Psychological Sciences

Welcome to the Psychological Sciences Department

We would love for you to be a part of our department! We offer majors in Psychology and Neuroscience. We pride ourselves on being a strong program that welcomes both first-year and transfer students. Our policies allow us to accept multiple forms of PSEO and AP credit, as well as college credit earned through other colleges and universities. We pair all incoming students with a faculty advisor who works one-on-one with each advisee, providing individualized advice and guidance. In addition, all first-year students will have the benefit of participating in our Psychological Sciences Peer Mentoring Program, our innovative cohort model that connects first-year psychology and neuroscience majors to the department and each other.

Unique Opportunities in Psychological Sciences

Collaborative Undergraduate Research: Carry out either individual or group research projects with a faculty supervisor and present findings of your original research at regional and national psychology conferences.

Psi Chi and the Psychology Club: Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology and the Psychology Club is open to all majors and minors in psychology.

Internships and Career Planning: Develop your individualized career plan (a required part of our major) and gain some hands-on experience through an internship. Our proximity to sites in both Wisconsin and the Twin Cities give our students a unique advantage.

Study Abroad: Travel to another country during the course of a regular semester or over the summer and earn credits toward the psychology degree. We have a variety of programs to choose from.



Psychological Sciences Department

151 Centennial Science Hall

Department Chair - Melanie Ayres; Faculty - James Cortright, Daniel Ehlinger, Katie Huber, Abigail Jackson, Cyndi Kernahn, Travis Tubré, Todd Wilkinson; Instructional Academic Staff - Christopher Whelan; Department Assistant - Jody Sather

The vision of the Psychological Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is to continue providing students with a solid foundation in psychological sciences. We seek to achieve regional and national recognition by offering excellent teaching, fostering research and dissemination of results, promoting global and multicultural perspectives, and preparing alumni for graduate study and professional careers. We will cultivate ethical and social development through our curriculum, student organizations, and community service.


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Psychology Department
151 Centennial Science Hall

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