The Department of Psychology emphasizes the values of integrity, diversity, creativity, and collaboration as students participate in 1) the scientific inquiry that serves as the basis for advancing psychological knowledge and 2) the compassionate application of that knowledge to promote personal and communal well-being.
Our students are prepared for a wide variety of careers, including ones in psychology, counseling, medicine, social work, law and business.
Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in both animal and human behavior, including all the major sub-disciplines of psychological science. Courses encourage you to think critically, design and carry out your own research projects, and develop the writing and presentation skills to communicate your findings to a variety of audiences. We also provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in applied settings and gain practical experience in relevant work settings.
Psychology in the News:
#LifeAtWitt Greater Than Oneself: Rinn Ramcke '21 Completes Internship Working With Youth To Create Art At Project Jericho (published May 28, 2019)
#LifeAtWitt Meaningful Internship: Alyssa Stout '20 Made An Impact Through Her Work In The Womyn's Center (published April 17, 2019)
Brown Named: Wittenberg University Names New Keil Chair in Psychology (published March 13, 2019)
Summer Exploration: Wittenberg University Professors Lead Student Immersion Experience in Poland (published May 16, 2018)
New Program Opportunity: Wittenberg University and Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School Announce New Partnership in Graduate Education (published February 25, 2018)
Finding the Right Mix: Brian Ballenger ’81 Discovers His Passion in Art and Psychology (published December 5, 2017)
Seeking a Cure: Alumna's Research Reveals Links for Curing Depression (published November 14, 2016)