Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. The discipline is multi-faceted and contains a wide range of subfields.
By providing opportunities to develop advanced skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and quantitative reasoning, students will be prepared for success in graduate school in psychology and related fields, for careers that value these skills, and for futures as lifelong learners who are prepared to adapt to an ever-changing world. Students who major in psychology can choose to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree; students who minor in Psychology can complement work toward other degrees (popular choices include biology/pre-med, sociology, and business).
Partnership provides real-world research opportunities for students
With her degree in psychology from Southwestern, Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77 has served for nearly 20 years as Director of Mission at First United Methodist Church Mansfield, where she has developed and overseen global mission and disaster response efforts around the world, as well as programs to respond to the needs of the local community.
As a part of my graduate training, I have provided assessments, consultation, and therapy to children and families across a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and hospitals.