College of Arts & Sciences
- Social Sciences Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 226
- tel: 610-499-4365
- fax: 610-499-4603
Dr. Ross Steinman
- Chair, Psychology Department
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 137B
- tel: 610-499-4266
Do you enjoy observing human interaction? Are you the person friends seek out when they are having difficulties? Are you interested in understanding why people behave as they do? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, psychology may be the major for you.
Psychology majors study human behavior, and because almost every career requires interacting with others, you’ll find psychology graduates working in business, education, health, urban planning and design, sports, and public safety. Understanding what motivates our colleagues, what instruction they are likely to remember, and how groups interact, are just some of the everyday situations for which a degree in psychology will prepare you.
Our undergraduate curriculum stresses communication skills, scientific research, critical thinking, and cultural competency – all skills important to employers and for future graduate work.
Psychology majors may qualify for certification as early childhood, elementary, and comprehensive secondary education social studies teachers. A number of students also double major in psychology and social work.
Being involved in numerous organizations and clubs while at Widener made my experience fun and limitless in possibility. Widener's concerned faculty provided me with the space to be innovative and to develop into a leader. I was able to help kick-start a new club with Dr. Lori Simons and fellow students called the Practicum/Internship Club. I am still connected with this club and hear from the students involved in it.
- Clinical psychologist
- Behavioral neuroscientist
- Child psychologist
- Cognitive psychologist
- Consumer psychologist
- Forensic psychologist
- Health and wellness educator
- Industrial/organizational psychologist
- Career counselor