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Major in Psychology

Put On Your Thinking Caps

What you’ll learn as a psychology major at UW-Green Bay.

On average, there are 700 students enrolled as psychology majors, making it our second most popular major. Why so popular? Our program gives you a broad understanding of human behavior and emotion, helps you explore the abnormal mind and provides practical experiences. Our passionate instructors encourage hands-on research in the classroom as well as in traditional and unique labs.

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What Makes Us Tick?

Like you, we’re geeked out about the brain.

Our research strives to understand, predict and influence behavior, thoughts, emotions and motivations. And this can take place in a myriad of fields – counseling, social work, education, medicine, law, business. Regardless of the field, our program prepares you for your career by providing strong academic foundation, encouraging research and kindling curiosity.

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Learn By Doing

Providing the experience you need for a successful career.

Psychology at UW-Green Bay offers a student-centered approach to education. Focused on experiential learning that connects your education to your future career, there are opportunities to help others through various service learning projects in the community. Internships offer workplace experience that furthers your career development. You get connected with area professionals - even before graduation.

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Earn Your Degree

Online and on your own time.

Times are changing. Most classes had to pivot to online coursework because of the pandemic. College is getting more and more expensive as each year passes, and people are redefining what success means to them. That’s why UW-Green Bay has the option to complete a psychology degree fully online. If you need more flexibility and accessibility, online degrees can help save money and give you the ability to continue working full-time while attending college.

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Think About Our Clubs

Joining clubs can help you connect with a diverse range of individuals who encourage you to expand your thought process and interests. Our clubs lead a host of volunteer opportunities in the community throughout the year, giving you hands-on experience through service. You’ll get more networking opportunities, learn more about the different psychology specialties and expand your résumé.

Psi Chi

We encourage members to conduct research, provide opportunities for students to enhance their professional and personal lives and foster a vibrant community of scholars.

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Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is a student organization that is open to all students. They put together volunteer activities, social events, informational sessions and a host of other activities.

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Community Outreach

Dig a little deeper into psychology at UW-Green Bay. Our outreach continues in the community and on the web – you don’t even have to leave your bedroom to explore our research! Our podcast and virtual museum are always available online.

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Virtual Psychology Museum

Delve into our exhibits. Check out in-depth descriptions of famous psychology studies, discussions of the legacies of figures like Jean Piaget and an examination of what you can do with a psychology degree.

Explore Virtually

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EPIC Conference

The Excellence in Psychology Instruction Consortium (EPIC) is a group of dedicated psychology teachers who want to work together to share resources, ideas and techniques.

Learn About EPIC

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Psychology & Stuff Podcast

Psychology and Stuff is the podcast for the UW-Green Bay psychology program. We interview faculty, students, alumni and community members on a wide range of topics.

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Karsten Cowan, Psychology Major

Resilience is the Phoenix way

"When you have those hardships, resilience is what gets you through and so just learning that it's okay, it's okay to go through things but it's how you handle them and how you deal with them that really sets you up for your future.”

Karsten Cowan
Psychology Major

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Stay In Touch

If you’re curious about the brain, interested in helping people overcome challenges or fascinated with psychopathology, we want to hear from you.

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