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Psychology (BA, Minor)

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Jen Blush
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Kayce Meginnis-Payne
​Associate Professor of Psychology
Betty Witcher
Department Chair of Psychology and Business; Professor of Psychology

Get your Psychology Degree at William Peace University

Psychology is more than you think it is….a study of human behavior prepares you for any situation. Are you interested in why people behave the way they do?  

Pursue Your Passion with WPU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

If you are intrigued by the mysteries of human behavior, look no further than our Psychology program. Here, we delve deep into the intricacies of why people behave the way they do, offering an enriching academic journey that captivates the mind.

In both our Psychology major and minor, you will embark on a fascinating exploration of the inner workings of the brain. From understanding the mechanisms behind perception and thinking to unraveling the mysteries of personality and social interaction, our curriculum offers a comprehensive study of human cognition and behavior.

Diverse Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

As a Psychology major at William Peace University, you will learn about the inner workings of the brain as well as personality, perception, thinking, and social interaction.

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Career Preparation and Networking

Our outcome-focused curriculum prepares students for various positions in counseling, research psychology, and other non-major-specific careers. Graduates have pursued law school, graduate programs in social work, school counseling, and sports psychology. Faculty members actively help students connect their interests with psychology, creating a personalized educational experience. They also work to connect students with alumni and local professionals to help them identify and achieve their career goals.

Hands-On Experience Through Internships

Internships at William Peace University are fully personalized for each student based on their interests. Students can explore diverse fields, including organizational psychology, where they can secure internships in sales, marketing, and business. This hands-on experience is invaluable in preparing students for the professional world.

Should you Minor in Psychology?

A minor in psychology complements a wide range of majors, including business, education, health sciences, and criminal justice. It provides valuable insights into human behavior and mental processes, enhancing your ability to succeed in various fields by improving your understanding of interpersonal dynamics and decision-making.

Unique Advantages of Getting a Psychology Degree at WPU

  • Close Faculty Relationships: Enjoy a supportive learning environment with faculty who are dedicated to your success.
    • Faculty allow students to connect their interests with Psychology to create a personalized experience for the student.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Take on leadership roles and participate in research opportunities not typically available to undergraduates at larger schools.
  • Professional Networking: Benefit from faculty connections with alumni and local professionals to help guide your post-graduation plans.
  • Personalized Internship Options: Gain practical experience through internships in various fields, tailored to your specific interests.

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What Can You Do with a Psychology Degree?

The opportunities that stem from a degree in Psychology are boundless. Many of our graduates have pursued careers in counseling and research psychology, making meaningful contributions to their communities. WPU Psychology graduates go on to various careers in areas such as pharmaceutical sales, social work, life skills training, community relations, clinical psychology, and sports psychology.

WPU Psychology graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

  • Child Caseworker, Family Alternatives
  • Disability Determination Specialist, Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services
  • Community Employment Specialist, Blue Ridge Center
  • Relationship Consultant, Allscripts
  • Assistant Camp Director, Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines
  • Site Director, Cary Family YMCA

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology allowed WPU graduates to be accepted into the following programs: 

  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
  • North Carolina Central University School of Counseling
  • The University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Social Work
  • North Carolina State University School of Counseling
  • East Carolina University School of Psychology, School Counseling and Social Work

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. Our program offers a range of elective courses, allowing you to tailor your education to your specific interests. Whether your passion lies in clinical psychology, sports psychology, or another specialized field, we provide the flexibility for you to explore and specialize.

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We understand the importance of practical experience in shaping your psychology journey. WPU offers opportunities for internships, research projects, and fieldwork, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations. These experiences enhance your practical skills and provide valuable insights into the application of psychology in diverse contexts.

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Our Career Services team works closely with psychology students to identify relevant opportunities, connect with potential employers, and guide them through the process of gaining valuable hands-on experience in their chosen field. Students seeking psychology internships can find a variety of options in the Raleigh area.

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