Earn Your Psychology Degree at SWOSU

Psychology Faculty

Chair:  Dr. Randy Barnett
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Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate degrees in the world. This is understandable since a psychology degree offers students opportunities for personal growth while opening doors to a number of intersting and challenging careers. In addition, this field gives students the chance to tailor their educational experiences and degree programs to focus on specific areas that appeal to specific interests. Psychology students learn about human and animal behavior as well as their mental processes.

Degrees Offered

SWOSU's Psychology Department offers one undergraduate major, six undergraduate minors, four master's-level graduate programs and one special program for LPC curriculum. These programs include:

Undergraduate

  • Minors
    • Psychology
    • Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
    • Child Development Psychology
    • Sports Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology

Graduate

  • Master of Science in Community Counseling
  • Master of Science in School Psychology
  • Master of Education in School Psychometry
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Special Program Curriculum for Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC

Faculty

The Psychology Department consists of 13 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 peers 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.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available through the Department.

Psychology Club

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.

Research Interests

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.

Accreditation