Department of Psychology

Wesleyan's psychology program prepares students for advanced study in clinical, experimental, developmental, social, educational, industrial, and school psychology and in related fields, including counseling and social work. The Wesleyan program offers many options, including the study of behavior analysis, learning, social adjustment, addiction and recovery, abnormal behavior, human relations, behavior modification, and personality theory and assessment.

Students who study experimental or behavior modification use an animal testing laboratory and obtain experience in applying statistics and computers to psychology. You may have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on special research projects, with results being published in national psychological journals. Practicum and internship experiences are essential components of preparation for employment and advanced study in related fields. Many students prefer to do internships with children and often work with the child development center on campus.