Here you will find the most commonly asked questions regarding undergraduate studies in the Department of Psychology.
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What can you do with a Psychology Degree?
|A: Listed below are just a few of the possibilities for employment once you receive your degree:
|– Advertising Copywriter
|– Opinion Survey Researcher
|– Advertising Manager
|– Personnel Administrator
|– Affirmative Action Officer
|– Personnel Manager
|– Alcohol Counseling
|– Police Officer
|– Clergy Member
|– Placement Director
|– Community Relations Officer
|– Prisoner-Classification Interviewer
|– Consumer Affairs Director
|– Probation and Parole Officer
|– Psychiatric Assistant
|– Customs Inspector
|– Public Relations Representative
|– Daycare Center Supervisor
|– Public Statistician
|– Director of Volunteer Service
|– Recreation Director
|– Health Educator
|– Sales Representative
|– Laboratory Assistant
|– Scientific Instrument Salesperson
|– Management Trainee
|– Social Worker
|– Manager/Employee Welfare
|– Technical Writer
|– Market Research Analyst
|– Urban Planning Officer
|– Media Buyer
|– Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
|– Newspaper Reporter
|Remember that this is just a brief list of the opportunities that abound! Talk with a Psychology Faculty Member about career options.
Is Psychology the right major for me?
What is the difference between clinical and counseling psychology?
Clinical and counseling psychologists engage in similar activities, including practice, research, teaching, consultation, and administration.Clinical psychologists tend to work with more severely disturbed populations, whereas counseling psychologists tend to work with less pathological populations and conduct more vocational assessments. Thus, clinical psychologists are more likely to work at settings such as inpatient hospitals and VA centers, whereas counseling psychologists are more likely to work in university counseling centers.
What should I do if I plan on going to graduate school?
How can I find out about research and TA opportunities within the Psychology Department?
For research opportunities, almost all faculty members in the Psychology Department have undergraduate research assistants. Check out the faculty web pages for the interest areas and then talk to the faculty member whose research most closely matches your interest.For TA opportunities, check with your advisor, they will have a list of instructors who have mentioned they would like a TA. Also, check out the bulletin board on the second floor of Johnson Tower by the elevators, where some instructors post opportunities.
Are there summer internships for undergraduate students?
Advising – when and how does it work?
What are the requirements to major in Psychology?
What are the admission to the major requirements?
What are the requirements to minor in Psychology?
What is the University Writing Portfolio and when do I have to begin/complete it?
What is UCORE and how do I know if it applies to me?
UCORE requirements were developed to help students achieve WSU’s Learning Goals and Outcomes. Four broad categories are divided into ten requirements; only approved classes will fulfill them. Match courses in the WSU Catalog to UCORE requirements. Of the 34 total credits, only three, three-credit courses may be taken within the major. For complete details, please visit the UCORE Requirements handbook website.
UCORE applies to new freshmen students who enter WSU in fall 2012 and after.
Transfer students who enter WSU fall 2012 through summer 2013 will follow the current General Education Requirements.
By definition, transfer students are students who earned ANY amount of credits after high school, excluding summer. Students who earned credit while still in high school are freshman.
Current students will continue to follow the General Education Requirements as outlined in the 2011-12 catalog.