Your inside track to a rewarding career in psychology starts here. Our psychology major undergraduate curriculum stresses a variety of areas important to employers and for future graduate work. You'll gain knowledge in:
Psychology majors may choose to study this field out of personal interest in understanding human behavior, as a developmental sequence for future graduate studies, or as preparation for careers in fields such as mental health counseling, forensic psychology, family therapy, human resources, and more.
You'll have a comprehensive understanding of knowledge in psychology while working towards earning a degree in one of our pathway programs.
Psychology majors who have demonstrated excellence in course work become eligible to apply for the Honors in Psychology program. In this program, you'll complete an independent, empirical research project under the supervision of a faculty member, and get to formally present your unique research to the department.
The Psychology Department also offers a minor comprised of an introductory course, a laboratory course, and six advanced psychology courses.
Here, you'll meet your second family of faculty, staff, and students while working on industry-shaping research and learning leadership skills to become a well-rounded professional in the field.
Student Faculty Mentorship
Our small class sizes mean faculty and students can build meaningful bonds. These bonds enable faculty to serve as caring and knowledgeable mentors to help you achieve unique learning and career goals. Before long, your professors and classmates will feel like a second family.
You'll conduct original research in laboratory and senior research classes, and have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on their research with projects like the Summer Research and Creative Activities Program. Through these opportunities, you'll acquire experience and skills valued by graduate schools and employers.
Practicum and Internship Coordinator of Psychology Department
"Psychology majors are more interested in psychology when it is applicable to their own development and when they can observe its contribution through service-learning, practicum or internship, and independent research with faculty."
These trilingual Widener graduates have tapped into language programs and international clubs and services to help secure internships and other opportunities that will give them an advantage on the job market.
Senior Julia Klinger's Honors Week presentation explored lessons learned in a Multicultural Psychology class and hands-on learning experiences that, taken altogether, opened her eyes to white privilege.
Thanks to a diverse set of influential skills, you'll hit the workplace a step ahead of your peers.
Recent Employers & Industry Connections
Haverford School District
ARC of Chester County
Outlook & Outcomes
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
More than 50% of students who participated in a practicum or internship are offered a job at their placement.
Sample Internship Focuses
Sports, orthopedic & rehabilitative medicine
Drug & alcohol rehabilitation
Business & HR staffing
Hear from our students about their experience in the psychology program.
Freshman year was a great year. Even though I was not physically on campus, I felt at home. I love it here. I was shocked with how much love I received online and I knew it would be 1,000 times better in person.
When comparing costs, we encourage you to look beyond sticker price. Because Widener is a private institution, we’re able to offer financial assistance that brings our exceptional education within reach.
Our financial aid team takes the guessing game out of applying for financial aid. To determine your financial aid package, including scholarships and grants, apply and complete the financial aid process. You might be surprised at how much we can offer in assistance.
Next steps to apply
Applying online has never been easier—and it’s free! We also accept the Common Application. Take the next step toward joining the Widener Pride.