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Why Become a Psychology Major?. Why Become a Psychology Major?. Psychology is an excellent department with dedicated faculty. Graduating majors report being very satisfied with their experience in the department. Course evaluations are among the highest at WSU.

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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology is an excellent department with dedicated faculty.
    • Graduating majors report being very satisfied with their experience in the department.
      • Course evaluations are among the highest at WSU.
      • Many on-line, distance, and night courses to accommodate students’ needs.
    • Psychology faculty are actively engaged in the discipline.
      • The faculty receive grants and awards, publish and present research, and practice in applied settings.
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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology Majors learn new and valuable skills.
    • Students receive excellent training in the science and practice of psychology.
      • Small class sizes for students to learn psychology-related skills (statistical, research, and interpersonal).
      • Carefully supervised practicum opportunities in a variety of settings.
    • Many one-on-one research opportunities with faculty members.
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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology Majors are intellectually enriched by an exciting curriculum.
    • Students acquire an in-depth understanding of human nature from a variety of perspectives.
      • Learn about the biological basis of human behavior.
      • Understand how people think and learn.
      • Explore the nature of psychopathology and its treatment.
      • Discover how children and adolescents develop.
      • Study personality differences and the influence of social processes.
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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • There are many Psychology Majors to meet who are involved in department activities:
    • The Psychology Club and Honorary Society (Psi Chi) are active and sponsor many activities each year, including lectures, presentations, social activities, service projects, and fundraising.
    • Psi Chi assists student travel to professional conferences
      • Join friends and colleagues at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Psychology Association meeting in Boise ID.
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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology Majors graduate and report earning a good wage.
    • On average, Psychology Alumni earn $40,000 - $50,000 a year, above the 2006 state average income of $34,601*.
    • Alumni report having a variety of jobs, reflecting the value and flexibility of the major in preparing students for the job market.
    • Over 35% of Psychology Alumni report earning over $70,000 a year.

* http://www.governor.utah.gov/dea/Forecasts/econind.pdf

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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology Majors have great career trajectories.
    • Only 1.4% of WSU Psychology Alumni reported that they were looking for work, well below the 2006 Utah rate* of 3.3%.
    • 74% of WSU Psychology Alumni reported that they were working.
    • 12% of WSU Psychology Alumni stated that they are attending graduate or professional school.

* http://www.governor.utah.gov/dea/Forecasts/econind.pdf

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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology majors are well prepared for Graduate School.
    • WSU Psychology Alumni who went to Graduate School report that the Psychology Department prepared them well!
      • Psychology Majors go to IN-STATE graduate programs in Psychology (i.e., Utah State University, Brigham Young University, University of Utah)
      • Psychology majors go to OUT-OF-STATE graduate programs in Psychology at Harvard, Penn State, University of Washington, University of Idaho, Arizona State, Bowling Green University (to name just a few).
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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • Psychology majors are well prepared for Professional School.
    • Training in Psychology provides a strong foundation for diverse Professional Schools.
      • Psychology Majors have gone to Law School and Medical School (for example).
    • Psychology is the most flexible major for students interested in the helping professions.
      • Psychology Majors have been accepted in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Professional School in Psychology, and Guidance Counseling programs.
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Why Become a Psychology Major?
  • For more info contact me personally:

Address:

Eric Amsel

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychology

1202 University Circle

Ogden UT

Phone: 801-626-6658 (my office)

801-626-6247 (to make appointments)

Email: eamsel@weber.edu

Department Web Site: http://departments.weber.edu/psychology