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The psychology department provides an outstanding learning environment for approximately 600 majors and 200 minors. A recent survey of students indicated that approximately 80 percent of our majors are involved in hands-on activities that are critical for successful job placement or graduate school acceptance.

With such a large number of students, funding is critical for maintaining the quality and availability of these high-impact practices.


  • The only institution in the state — and one of very few in the country — to offer an undergraduate major in behavior analysis which includes a supervised clinic experience providing intervention services to young children with autism.

  • One of very few colleges in the country to offer undergraduate coursework in evolutionary psychology and behavior genetics.

  • One of an increasingly small number of colleges/universities of comparable size to maintain resource-intensive research laboratories for EEG and live animal research.

Your gift supports:

The Psychology Advancement Fund is used to meet the needs that cannot be met by the state-assisted university operating budget. The Advancement Fund enables the Psychology Department to take advantage of opportunities to advance the cause of the department.

Examples of fund use include, but are not limited to, support of faculty-student research projects, travel, presentations, curriculum development, alumni relations, guest speakers, technology, and more.

  • student-faculty collaborative research projects and other experiential learning opportunities

  • student travel to professional conferences to present research findings

  • undergraduate student excellence awards: early academic achievement, excellence in research, excellence in service and outstanding graduating senior

  • increase existing undergraduate student scholarships or create a new scholarship opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students

Thank you for considering a gift to benefit the Psychology Department at UW-Eau Claire.

For more information, visit the Psychology Department website, or contact the department at 715-836-5733 or

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"This is what I've wanted to do since I was 6 years old."

- Kristine, psychology graduate, on her internship with the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program where she supported the staff and gained experience in mammal health care and training.