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Psychology

A popular psychology class is Professor Eric Olofson's course on Fatherhood.

What is psychology?

Psychology is defined as "the science of behavior and mental processes," which encompass an array of specialty areas. At Wabash, psychology majors stand as a diverse group of people to share the same title. A similarly diverse body of faculty strive to give students a sense of the nature of psychology and its place in society, equipping students with an understanding of the scientific method through various classes in psychology. For specific psychology course offerings, check out the department curriculum here.

Why study psychology?

Psychology majors are provided with a sense of the historical background of modern psychology, and students interested in graduate study and careers in psychology are well-prepared to succeed. The department distinguishes itself with a well-published faculty that strongly encourages student research. Students present research findings at undergraduate research conferences and regularly publish their work with the faculty. Many Wabash psychology students are also active members of Psi Chi International Honor Society. Read about recent events on our department blog and Facebook Page.

What can you do with a psychology degree?

Recent Wabash psychology majors have pursued many different jobs with a psychology major: President/CEO, Business Development Director, Physical Therapist, Controller, Attorney, Product Solutions Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, Vice President of market Commercial Credit Manager, Wealth Management Advisor, Locomotive Engineer, Financial Sales, Asst. Director Academic Support-Athletics, Psychological Counselor, Curriculum Design & Facilitator, Associate Biologist, Business Operations, Senior Risk Advisor, Strategy Analyst