Humans have long studied behavior and examined its effects, culminating in the modern combination we have today of clinical and experimental Psychology.
Psychology explores some of the most fascinating questions relating to human and animal behavior and the mind.
The Southwestern Psychology Department seeks to provide students with a rich, broad background in psychology. We emphasize the position that psychology is first a science, and then a profession and work to prepare students for success in any avenue of the field. You may choose to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, with a major in Psychology. Selecting to minor in Psychology can complement work towards other degrees.
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.