With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, you'll better understand the human experience and how you can use it to support others.
Rooted in experiential learning, our versatile degree allows you to choose a career path that best aligns with both your personal and professional goals. Classes focus on four core areas: biological, developmental, learning and cognition, and sociocultural. Multiple electives within those topics allow you to pursue specific interests and discover ways you can make a positive impact on others.
As the top master's-level university for undergraduate research, opportunities to collaborate with faculty on groundbreaking research projects are endless. Explore memory function and confidence, minority mental health or the impact of addictions. Innovative and state-of-the-art facilities — equipped with observation rooms and video equipment — allow you to take your learning and studies a step further.
No matter your path, UW-Eau Claire's psychology degree program will give you the guidance, tools and knowledge needed to choose your direction and help shape lives.
UW-Eau Claire has built a supportive community and alumni network that can help students pay for college. For example, the John R. Foss Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to two psychology students who are recognized leaders and mentors among their faculty and peers.
Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your psychology degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Psychology program details
- Program length: four years
- Offered: in person
- Campus: Eau Claire
- This major requires a minor or certificate.
- This program is also available as a minor.
- Psychology Club
- Psi Chi
Opportunities to take your studies to the field. At UW-Eau Claire, we believe that in order to get the most out of your education, you need to have real-life experiences outside of the classroom. Many psychology majors take research trips or study abroad. Explore places like Yosemite National Park, Guatemala, Germany, Thailand and Argentina.
Innovative facilities and leading-edge technology. Test your hypothesis in one of our top-notch facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, rooms equipped for group or individual experiments and behavior observation rooms with videotape equipment.
Supportive faculty and individualized learning. Courses are taught by passionate, enthusiastic professors who know and love their fields. Through creative projects and presentations, they go out of their way to immerse you in the diverse world of psychology. Small class sizes help you form meaningful relationships and gain an even more personalized education.
Research collaboration and real-world experience. As a psychology major at UW-Eau Claire, you will find faculty who are excited to get you involved in their current research projects. You may help investigate how children with autism communicate or what motivates people. Some students choose to take their findings a step further by presenting their research at regional, national and international conferences, allowing for even more networking and learning opportunities.
Connection to local employers. Annual on-campus Career Conferences and a Non-Profit and Government Career Fair bring potential employers right to you. These events are excellent opportunities to network and submit your resume for current and future job openings.
A psychology degree from UW-Eau Claire opens doors to career paths you may have never even thought of, like becoming a behavioral health advocate or research assistant. Many psychology students choose to continue their academic careers and earn a graduate degree so that they can work as a practicing psychologist. For those interested in becoming a school psychologist, UW-Eau Claire offers a school psychology - educational specialist degree.
Where are psychology alumni now?
- Student support coordinator, Luck School District, Wisconsin
- Research assistant, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
- Mental health professional, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Minnesota
- Mental health professional
- Career counseling professional
- Cognitive-behavioral specialist
- Clinical supervisor
- Psychology teacher
- Behavioral health advocate
I loved my time at UWEC. As a result of the quality education I received here as an undergrad, I chose to continue my education as a Blugold through the school psychology graduate program. Through undergraduate experiences and help from professors along the way, I’ve found my calling.
Psychology majors will experience a rich, well-rounded liberal arts education, with classes and opportunities that go beyond what you might typically expect from a psychology program. You'll learn about a wide variety of subjects that interest you and have opportunities to further explore those you want to learn more about. Pair your major with a minor or certificate in another field that interests you for a pathway to even more careers.
Classes for psychology majors may include:
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Human Development
- Child Psychology
- Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience
- Psychology of Perception
- Personality Psychology
- Introduction to Behavior Modification
- Psychology of Stigma, Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
Learn more about the psychology major in the UWEC course catalog.
Learn more about the psychology minor in the UWEC course catalog.
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