Psychology

LOCATION: On-Campus/Online

General Description

Available both on campus and online through UW-Superior’s Distance Learning Center, a minor in psychology will allow you to explore emotions, social behavior, cognitive processes, abnormal behavior and the brain. Study the impact of biological and social factors and motives in regards to health, learning, emotions, and more. Examine how modern drugs influence the brain and behavior, and use critical thinking skills to analyze gender, interpersonal skills, psychology and society, the psychology of close relationships and cross-cultural psychology.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in psychology at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Be prepared for advanced study in psychology and related disciplines
  • Understand the values and ethical principles of the profession
  • Be able to conduct research and use statistics appropriately
  • Prepare a professional portfolio
  • Gain a broad base of knowledge in individual social development, the biology of behavior, adjustment and well-being, learning, cognition and language

Career Opportunities

A minor in psychology can be used as a background for a wide range of careers in business, education, social work and counseling.

Find your calling as a:

  • Mental health counselor
  • Human service assistant
  • Youth counselor
  • Career counselor
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselor
  • Behavioral counselor
  • Guidance counselor
  • Admissions counselor
  • Community health worker

Did You Know?

  • Our graduates have been successful in master's and doctoral programs in psychology, social work, counseling, law and dentistry.
  • UW-Superior has a local chapter of Psi Chi – the national honor society of psychology, which sponsors guest lectures and provides many scholarship and grant programs.
  • UW-Superior has an Inkblots club, which is open to all students interested in psychology and provides service activities in the Superior-Duluth community.

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