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Psychology

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ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the scientific study how people think, feel, and behave. This degree emphasizes both the experimental and applied aspects of the discipline. Those studying psychology gain fundamental training in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, statistical analysis, and scientific methodology. 

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING
IN PSYCHOLOGY

Group of students sit and listen to presentation at health clinic

Marketable skillsets
Through visits to local health clinics, WSU Tri-Cities psychology students make meaningful connections to the surrounding community and gain marketable skills that will make them stand out to employers.

Professor Janet Peters poses with students

Community connections
Each semester, Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor of psychology, has her students work with a local service-based organization to provide her students with real-world experience.

Children embrace at Camp Korey outdoors event

Service learning
The WSU Tri-Cities psychology program partners with Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious medical conditions to further refine camp programming to meet the needs of the children and families it serves.

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COURSES:

You will take courses that cover a wide range of subjects in psychology, which could include:

  • Research methods
  • Gender
  • Social psychology
  • Cognition and memory
  • Multicultural psychology
  • Biological behavior
  • Adolescent development

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

The WSU Tri-Cities psychology program is designed to prepare students for entry into the job market immediately following graduation in a wide variety of fields that utilize knowledge of human behavior, communication, and interpersonal skills. Students also are prepared for post-baccalaureate graduate study and training in counseling, clinical, and experimental psychology. 

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Human development 
  • Public relations 
  • Ethics
  • Neuroscience
  • Sociology

CAREERS:

Career perks in psychology
Psychology provides a solid background for a wide range of careers, and students are encouraged to discuss their options with their professors, academic advisors, and potential employers. Some students go on to further graduate education to prepare for careers in counseling, clinical or experimental psychology. 

$47,836

Estimated salary of psychology alumni

Jobs held by WSU Tri-Cities psychology graduates:
Social assistant | Counselor | Human service assistant | Psychologist | Educator | Child care worker | Therapist