Modern psychology is broad and diverse in terms of both topics and methods. The faculty and course offerings in Wheaton's Psychology Department reflect that breadth and diversity. We offer courses in animal behavior, cognition, developmental psychology, personality, social psychology, neuroscience, health, forensic, clinical and multicultural psychology. Students can take courses in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Psychology is interdisciplinary by nature. The Psychology Department at Wheaton has connections with both the natural sciences, the humanities and with other social sciences.
The Psychology Department has a number of experiential opportunities available for our students in field practicum and internship opportunities. Students can collaborate with faculty on research in psychology laboratories.
Students who major in psychology work in a wide variety of settings including schools, human services organizations, research labs, and corporations. They can have careers in marketing, human resources, biomedical research, criminal justice and mental health.