Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Learn to think scientifically about behavior and conduct psychological research.

As a psychological science major, you’ll learn the rich history and philosophical assumptions behind today’s top psychological views. Your psychological science degree can be applied to the fields of social psychology, clinical psychology, counseling, law enforcement, teaching, business, medicine and more.

Take your degree outside the classroom with research studies and fieldwork, and present your findings at regional and national conferences. Collaborate with professors on research projects and coauthor papers to present at national conferences, or present independent research regionally, such as at the Great Plains Student Psychology conference. Use your Jewell-funded Journey Grant to gain an understand of human behavior or deeply explore an interest, anywhere in the world. Recent psychological science majors have completed a nine-day hiking expedition through the Appalachian Mountains,  shadowed a cognitive neuroscience professor, studied French culture on a European excursion, researched the Presbyterian Reformation in Scotland and volunteered at a center for hearing impaired children in Sri Lanka.

Pursue Your Passion

Stanley Singer conducted research in psychological science and biology with Jewell professors. Now he works with epileptic and autistic children in a neurobiology lab.

Seize Opportunities

Alex Dressman chose a second major in Religion & Culture, played varsity soccer, was a Pryor Leadership Fellow and used a Journey Grant to serve in Honduras.

Pursue Your Passion

Rachel Kaegi used a Jewell Journey Grant to volunteer with the African Elephant Research Unit in South Africa and teach at a local school

 

Psychological Science

Shakiyla Hughes is an active leader on campus, such as her role as president of Black Student Association. She is a 2017 recipient of the Kansas City Northland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award.