Students can choose from four different Psychology majors.

What is Psychology?

The need for mental health support is recognized now more than ever. Psychologists study the human mind and behaviors and learn to apply that knowledge as a mental health care provider. The field of Psychology needs compassionate and insightful people who enjoy helping others achieve the best quality of life.

At Walsh, our Psychology degree focuses on several main areas within the psychology field. We take extra steps to prepare students for graduate work in counseling or research.

Psychology Majors

  • Psychology - Community/Clinical for students pursing future licensure as counselors or psychologists
  • Psychology- Pre-Occupational Therapy, for students interested in pursuing a career as an occupational therapist with the intent to pursue a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology- Pre-Physical Therapy, for Students interested in a career as a Physical Therapist with the intent to pursue a graduate degree in Physical Therapy
  • Psychology - Research for students not interested in a licensed profession, but who may want graduate work in psychology or careers in government or businesses, etc.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Psychology degree?

Research. Counseling. Therapy. A variety of careers is available to Psychology majors, where the application of principles learned can be used to help those in need.

Some specific career opportunities include:

  • Case Management
  • Behavioral Interventionists
  • Probation Assistants
  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Counselor Assistants

What makes Walsh's psychology major unique?

  • Behavior-Focused. Psychoanalytical, behavioral and humanistic perspectives receive detailed attention, but several courses are taught from an integrative bio-psychological perspective.
  • Examination of Personal and Social Issues. Through courses about gender, addictions, culture, human sexuality, child and adolescent development, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of multiple psychological issues.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take for a Psychology Degree?

Psychology students also take additional major-related courses, including:

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social, Personality and Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive and Learning Process

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available with a Psychology major?

Internships are an excellent opportunity to gain experience in applied behavioral science. Read more about our Psychology Internship opportunities.

Majors: Psychology (Community/Clinical) and Sociology (Applied Family Studies)

Walsh faculty and staff helped me prepare by helping me plan what I need to do in order to get into the graduate school that would fulfill my career goals. I was able to take part in independent studies to build my skills and I was able to take a variety of classes that exposed me to important concepts that are currently being utilized in my current studies at Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology doctoral program.