Department of Psychology
The Department contains one undergraduate major, five undergraduate minors, three masters level graduate programs and one graduate license track program. These programs include:
- Comprehensive major in psychology
- Minor in psychology.
- Minor in Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
- Minor in Child Development
- Minor in Sport Psychology
- M.S. in Community Counseling
- M.Ed. in School Psychometry
- M.Ed. in School Counseling
- Courses leading to the Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC)
The Field of Psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes. It is also the application of knowledge to help solve problems in the real world.
The Psychology undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students for graduate school and a variety of careers. Psychology is also a stepping-stone to other disciplines such as law or medicine.
SWOSU Psychology Department and Programs
The Department moved to Parker Center 2nd floor in August, 2012. Special facilities and resources include a nearby building containing rooms for research; computers in our building and the research building for data analysis, use for testing courses and course functions; a variety of specialized research equipment; and testing and therapy materials.
The Departments consists of ten faculty with broad training and diverse specialties and research interests in psychology. Undergraduate classes range in size from 12 to 45 students and graduate classes range from five to 30 students. A number of the faculty conduct research with students (mainly undergraduates) serving as research assistants. The department offers numerous opportunities for students to work with faculty and their peer and learn outside the classroom. . The major emphasis of the faculty is in teaching and helping each student to reach his or her learning goals. There are a number of scholarships available through the Department.
The Department sponsors an undergraduate and graduate psychology clubs which are very active in university, community and social activities. We also sponsor a Psi Chi chapter which is a national honor society in psychology.
The Department has active research programs in social psychology (prejudice and effects of stereotyping in video games), women’s issues, child literacy, issues of child abuse and neglect, health psychology, and career counseling.