Malicky Center for Social Sciences
Intriguing because of its focus on mental and behavioral processes, psychology is a versatile major. It offers solid career opportunities:
- Law enforcement
- Social work
- Human resources
- Laboratory research
- Public relations
- Law school
One of our most popular programs, psychology combines strong academics, scientific research and practical field experiences that prepare you for a career or success in graduate school.
Unlike some schools that limit laboratory and other hands-on work to seniors and grad students, BW offers you experiential opportunities early on.
Leading lab research: Neuroscience and animal learning labs bring medical and psychological issues to the forefront.
Faculty mentoring: Collaborative and independent projects focused on real-world issues. One example, ECCAO (Expanding Children's Caring About Others) is a grant-based initiative to prevent aggression and violence in young children.
Learning with Results: National and international conferences, published articles in journals, coveted national summer research programs and Fulbright Scholarships exemplify what BW students have achieved.
Fantastic field experiences: Research labs, institutes for the mentally ill, and counseling and therapy facilities are a few places where students meld classroom theory with practical application.
Interaction with leaders in the field: Each year as part of the Harrington Lecture Series, distinguished psychologists come to campus to present lectures and share personal interaction with students and faculty.