Psychology - Major or Minor | UW-Superior

Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department

University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Superior, WI 54880

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Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department

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Psychology - Major or Minor

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychological science explores a variety of topics including emotions, social behavior, the brain, cognitive processes, and abnormal behavior. Psychologists work in a number of fields, including industry, elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and private practice.

The Psychology program at University of Wisconsin-Superior prepares students for advanced study in psychology and related disciplines within the context of a public liberal arts education. Our graduates have been successful in master's and doctoral programs in psychology, social work, counseling, as well as fields such as law and dentistry. For UW-Superior, a liberal arts education means that your coursework will emphasize broad themes such as developing critical thinking skills, understanding diversity, attending to global issues, and providing service to the local community.

Degrees and Majors/Minors


  • Psychology--Liberal Arts
  • Broad Area Social Studies--Psychology Concentration


  • Psychology--Liberal Arts
  • Psychology--Secondary Education

Let's talk Psychology

  • Students benefit from small classes and personal attention from professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees in psychology.
  • Students gain hands-on experience through research projects. Each year an undergraduate research symposium provides an opportunity for senior psychology majors to present their projects.
  • We have a local chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society of psychology. Psi Chi has many scholarship and grant programs that benefit students, and sponsors guest lectures from visiting psychologists.
  • We also have the Inkblots, a psychology club open to all students interested in psychology. The Inkblots are involved in a number of service activities in Duluth-Superior community.

What can you do with a degree in Psychology from UW-Superior?

A major in psychology can be used as background for a wide range of careers in business, education, social work, gerontology and counseling. Some students combine a psychology major with another major or minor to pursue jobs in specialized areas such as industrial psychology. Other students seek entry-level jobs in psychology-related professions, or earn advanced degrees to become clinical psychologists or school psychologists.

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