B.S. Psychology

Are you interested in the way the human mind operates?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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UW-Stout’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology is for people who want to understand how and why people think, feel, and behave the way they do. Designed according to American Psychological Association guidelines, our program provides a foundation in both basic psychological theory and application of psychology to real-world issues. If you’re interested in helping individuals, schools, businesses, communities, and the world our program may be right for you. 

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Graduates from our program develop strong skills in writing, critical thinking, and working with people which makes them attractive candidates for a wide variety of entry-level positions in human services, education, health, government, and business. Importantly, our graduates also have the background to pursue advanced training in areas such as counseling, research, medicine, and law.

Our unique program offers:

  • Courses in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Consumer Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
  • State-of-the-art psychology research laboratory and equipment
  • 3-year degree option 
  • Flexible program that can be tailored to individual interests and goals 
  • Individual faculty advisor 
  • Multiple applied learning activities – including internships

Concentrations, Minors, Certificates

  • Pre-Law (Preprofessional study)
  • Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Minor in Human Resource Management
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Minor in Workplace Diversity
  • Pre-Clinical Concentration
  • Self-Designed Concentration

Psychology is the scientific study of the thoughts, feelings, motivations, and behaviors of individuals. The goal of this program is to prepare you to contribute to the improvement of the human condition. If you care about people, and want to understand and help them, a bachelor’s degree in psychology is a great place to start.

Objectives & Outcomes

The Psychology Program is designed according to the most recent recommendations from the American Psychological Association. Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in psychology should meet the following goals:

Knowledge, Skills, and Values Consistent with the Science and Application of Psychology

Goal 1. Knowledge Base of Psychology
Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Goal 2. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.

Goal 3. Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
The skills in this domain involve the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.

Goal 4. Communication
Students should demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Goal 5. Professional Development
The emphasis in this goal is on application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

 
Career Opportunities

Psychology is a diverse field and graduates pursue careers in a wide variety of areas. The psychology program is designed to help you develop critical skills for success in whatever career you choose. 

With a bachelor’s degree graduates get jobs like these:

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Career Counselor
  • Group Home Coordinator
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Life Skills Counselor
  • Market Researcher
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Neuropsychology Assistant
  • Probation Officer
  • Research Analyst
  • Social Worker

Graduates go into graduate and professional programs in:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Social Psychology
PSYCH Advisory Board

2018 PSYCH Advisory Board

  • Sarah Wood, Program Director
  • Elizabeth Buchanan, Interim Director, Research Services, UW-Stout
  • Desiree Budd, CEHHS/Psychology, Department of Psychology, UW-Stout
  • Malurie Gray, Psychology Alumnus; Master's Student, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UW-Stout
  • Kathryn Hamilton, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Psychology, UW-Stout
  • Samuel Heutmaker, Psychology Student, UW-Stout
  • Kyle Johnson, Psychology Alumnus; Universal Banker and Interim Service Manager, BMO Harris Bank
  • Michael Mensink, CEHHS/SOE
  • Tanya Potter, Volunteer Coordinator & LGBT Victim's Advocate, Bolton Refuge House
  • Kristin Risley, Associate Professor, Department of English and Philosophy, Co-Director, UW-Stout Writing Center
  • Gina Sprague, Psychology Alumnus; California School of Professional Psychology
  • Phillip Stoeklen, Psychology Alumnus; Applied Research Center, UW-Stout
  • Janine Thull, Director, Advisement Center, UW-Stout
  • Cameron Weaver, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Primary Care Behavior Health, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Cait Versella, Psychology Alumnus; Research Coordinator, The Children's Hospital or Philadelphia

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