Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Mary Washington


Students at work in our state of the art statistics lab.

Students at work in our state of the art statistics lab. (Photo by Norm Shafer).



Welcome to our site from the dedicated people of the UMW Psych Department!  Our department is made up of faculty who are award-winning teachers and scholars, passionate students, and the amazing staff who make UMW run. All of us in the department would like to show you the beautiful spaces in Mercer Hall where we work and some of the amazing things we’re doing here.



What We Do

Where We Work (Mercer Hall) – Visit us online

  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Collaboration spaces
  • Formal and informal student spaces

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Psi Chiour chapter of the Psychology honor society has twice been named the national chapter of the year
  • Department Jobsthere are job opportunities within Psychological Science for students with a range of skills and interests
  • Department Reps – students are elected as representatives so that your voice is heard on all major decisions we make

Faculty and Major Information

What can I do with a degree in Psychology?

Psychology majors are uniquely poised to enter a wide variety of professions after the graduate with a bachelor’s degree in hand. In fact, while some choose to pursue a career in psychology by obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree, the majority of students who leave college with their bachelor’s choose to enter into a profession other than psychology, but one that makes good use of their skills and knowledge learned.

Our majors at UMW go on to careers both within and outside of Psychology, including

    • Therapy
    • Social Work
    • Teaching
    • Government Contracting
    • Human Resources

Have questions?