Getting Involved

The psychology department at Texas Wesleyan University offers numerous opportunities to get involved in the profession of psychology while you are a student. Through these opportunities, students can gain valuable experiences and generate a network of connections with faculty, staff, and other students.

Internships

Research Internship

In order to maximize student involvement in the field of psychology, the department offers three different types of internships: Counseling, Research, and Teaching. Details of these can be discussed with individual faculty members.

Click here to download the Internship document packet.

Research Opportunities

In addition to the formal Research Internship course, there are many opportunities for student involvement in faculty research. This is a path taken by students that want the experiences, but don't yet quite know what exactly they will be doing.

Undergraduate Research Grant

The Texas Wesleyan University Psychology Department Undergraduate Research Grant will provide a maximum of $250 that students can use for research or expenses incurred for research-related travel. This money will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on a competition.

Click here to download the Undergraduate Research Grant application.

Maximize Your Major

Maximize Your Major is a speaker series in which issues which are relevant to psychology, but which go beyond the scope of the classroom, are presented. Some recent presentations include Demystifying Counseling Internships, Professionalism, and Getting into Graduate School.

Student Organizations

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Psi Chi is open to psychology majors and minors that have completed at least 9 hours of psychology courses. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all psychology coursework and must have an overall GPA that places them in the top 35% of their class.

Learn more about Psi Chi at the Clubs and Organizations page.

Need Financial Aid?

Check out our Financial Aid page to learn more about scholarships, grants, loans, veteran benefits and work study opportunities that are available for you.

Contact Information

Rudy Leonard
Office Manager
Department of Psychology
Location: Nenetta Burton Carter 
Office 103 
Phone: 817-531-7564 
Fax: 817-531-7563 
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm

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