Department Mission Statement
Through excellence in training in the science of psychology, the mission of the Department of Psychology at Weber State University is to facilitate students' career aspirations and academic goals in the context of an undergraduate, Liberal Arts University*, and a department which values teaching and research. (revised 2-4-08)
*Liberal Arts refers to a broad-based education in a variety of disciplines whose emphasis is on understanding humanity from multiple perspectives (e.g. history, literature, philosophy, psychology) while developing the skills of critical thinking, analytical reasoning, oral and written communication and problem solving with the aim of developing an educated individual who respects diversity and accepts global responsibility. In an ever-changing world, liberal arts majors offer an opportunity for breadth and depth of study while producing flexible, well-rounded individuals with an understanding of life-long learning. It is our mission to develop and provide the necessary resources to advise effectively in this environment. From the National Academic Advising Association web site http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Commissions/C30/index.htm.
Why choose Psychology at Weber State University?
- Excellent research opportunities
- Award-winning faculty
- Flexible course offerings to meet the needs of students balancing family and work responsibilities
- Small class sizes
What degrees/certificates are available?
- Bachelor of Science (BS) Psychology
- Bachelor of Science (BS) Psychology Teaching
- Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) Psychology Emphasis
- Departmental Honors: Psychology
- Minor: Psychology
- Teaching Minor: Psychology
What online/distance courses are offered in the Department of Psychology?
- Introduction to Psychology (PSY 1010)
- Biopsychology (PSY 2730)
- Abnormal Psychology (PSY 3010)
- Psychology of Adolescence (PSY 3140)
- Interpersonal Relationships (PSY 2000)
- Child Psychology (PSY 3000)
- Statistics in Psychology (PSY 3600)
Classes may vary by semester. Current course listings can be found here.
What are the employment opportunities?
A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology can be your first step in a career in:
- School Counseling/Clinical Psychology
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Mental Health Services
- Human Resources
- Analysis (designing surveys, collecting, and analyzing data)
- Government Services
For more information, go to Career Services.
What will I learn in the program?
Once you have taken an introductory psychology course and classes in basic statistics and research methods, you can tailor your coursework in many different ways. Whether your interests are in counseling, child and family issues, neuroscience, corrections, research, graduate study in psychology, or other areas such as law, business, political science, and personnel, your adviser can help you develop your course of study and help you choose the courses that are the best "fit" for your career goals. In addition, the WSU psychology program provides a variety of practicum to broaden your education in counseling, corrections, community organizations/clubs, schools, and community centers. These opportunities enable you to learn and apply interpersonal skills with a diverse group of children and adult populations while working or volunteering on a job.
Is there an application deadline?Although there is no application deadline, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the psychology department for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.
The psychology department partners with a number of community organizations to support students in practicum and projects and research. The department owes a special debt of gratitude to Alan E. Hall and Jeanne N. Hall who personally, and through their Endowment for Community Outreach, have supported Psychology faculty members in their outreach work with students.
Principal Jessie Kidd (Director)
Boys and Girls Club (Roy)
Director, Matt Durham
Ogden City School System
Superintendent: Noel Zabriskie
Treehouse Children’s Museum
Executive Director, Lynne Goodwin
Weber County School System
Superintendent: Michael G. Jacobsen
WSU Counseling Services
Director, Diana Rangel
Director, Robb Hall
If you are interested in partnering with the Psychology Department for Practicum or other activities, please contact us at 801.626.6247 or by email.
Departmental Assessments and Reviews
The Departmental Assessments and Reviews Page contains information about the Department's assessment of its progress in reaching its goals as defined by its mission.