Welcome to the UWL Psychology Department homepage! We're excited you're visiting and invite you to explore the menu options to learn more about our department, our people, and what we have to offer to students.

Find out about the psych major and related minors, meet the faculty and staff, explore the courses we offer, and get information on academic advising, on- and off-campus involvement, career opportunities and grad school. You can also check out scholarships available to Psych students. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Psychology is a social science, meaning we use the scientific method to study human behavior and cognition. As part of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH), we offer our students excellent training in many transferable skills that are attractive to future employers in many careers. Check out more information on these skills on the Eagle Advantage website and find out how various courses in CASSH (not just in Psych) can help you develop your skills and become a well-rounded graduate ready to take on any career.

Although we are happy that you are considering a Psychology major, we also want to encourage you to check out other departments in CASSH that offer the same excellent training. Many of our students start with an interest in Psychology and after taking classes in other departments realize they might be more excited about Sociology, or Anthropology, or Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. If you're considering a career in a health-related field, also check out the resources provided by the Pre-Health Advising Center.

The Psychology Department at UWL reflects a strong commitment to undergraduate research opportunities and to the application of psychological principles via volunteer and internship experiences in the community.  

Our 26+ instructors span the important subdisciplines of psychology such as clinical/counseling, cognitive, cross-cultural, developmental, educational, experimental, school, and social psychology. Our graduates find employment in a large variety of sectors, such as human services, sales and finance, human resources, marketing, etc. Approximately 30% of our undergraduates attend graduate school most often to obtain master's degrees in applied fields such as school psychology, social work, guidance counseling, occupational, and physical therapy. Currently, psychology serves 800+ majors, 350+ minors, and many students from other programs.

Our School Psychology (EdS) graduate program is accredited and boasts a 100% placement rate.

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The Psychology Department uses the American Psychological Association Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: Version 2.0. The full Guidelines are available here. Cool psy sign

  • Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
  • Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking 
  • Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
  • Goal 4: Communication
  • Goal 5: Professional Development