Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies human thoughts, feelings and actions as well as animal behavior. The Psychology Department is committed to supporting the college mission of education around, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other categories as they relate to human behavior and functioning.
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 the natural sciences, the humanities, and other social sciences.
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. See what some of our alums are doing now.
For more information contact the chair of the department, Professor Michael Berg.
Since graduating from Wheaton, Jennifer Pilcher ’95 has dedicated her career and education to gerontology, including receiving her Ph.D. in the field from the University of Massachusetts. She has helped countless families take care of their loved ones affected by the condition as owner of Clear Guidance, a consulting and care management practice.