Welcome to the
University of Mary Washington
Psychological Science Department!
Our department is made up of faculty who are award-winning teachers and researchers, passionate students, and amazing staff. All of us would like to show you some of the amazing things we are doing as well as the beautiful spaces in Mercer Hall where we work.
What We Do
- Award-winning Teaching – With small classes, no teaching assistant instructors, and personalized attention, UMW’s Psychology education is second to none
- Nationally-recognized Research – Students and faculty work together on cutting-edge research in a range of areas in psychology and across disciplines
- Internships – Psychology students can work off campus at sites ranging from autism treatment centers to the FBI
- Community Service – Psychology students can complete a major requirement by volunteering at a wide variety of sites in the local community
Where We Work: Mercer Hall
- Collaboration spaces
- Formal and informal student spaces
Opportunities to Get Involved
- Psi Chi – Our chapter of the Psychology honor society has been named the national chapter of the year twice
- Department Jobs – There are job opportunities within the department for students with a range of skills and interests
- Department Representatives – Students are elected as representatives so that your voice is heard on major decisions we make
Psychology Major and Neuroscience Minor Information
- Psychology Major Requirements
- Neuroscience Minor Requirements
- Other Psychology Major Information
- VCCS Transfer and AP/IB/Cambridge credits
- Psychology Program Brochure
What can I do with a degree in Psychology?
Psychology majors are uniquely poised to enter a wide variety of professions after they graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Many students pursue a career within the field, some pursue a master’s or doctoral degree to obtain additional knowledge and skills. However, the majority of students who earn their bachelor’s degree choose to enter into a profession other than psychology, but one that makes good use of the skills and knowledge they acquired as a psychology major. Go here for information on careers capitalizing on a psychology education: After-Graduation Guidebook to Non-Psych Jobs
Our majors engage in careers both within and outside of Psychology, including:
- Social Work
- Government Contracting
- Human Resources
For more job possibilities with a psychology education, see this list: What can I do with a degree in Psychology?
- Check out our FAQ
- View our welcome video
- Meet Dr. Dave Kolar who recorded a Q&A with prospective students
- Email our department chair, Dr. Miram Liss or any of the faculty