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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of Psychology Club is to provide a forum in which students from any department at Texas Wesleyan University can interact with others who have similar interests.
Learn more about the Psychology Club at the Clubs and Organizations page.
Department of Psychology
Location: Nenetta Burton Carter
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 7:30am-4pm;
Friday, 7:30 am-3:30 pm