What makes us human? How do our minds impact our experience and our world…
Whether you're ready to pursue a helping profession, or simply want to study the human mind, its functions and behaviors, psychology connects to any endeavor of human experience. Studying Psychology at TWU is a balanced focus on the study and application of psychology, giving students the foundation for a broad range of pursuits, including careers in counseling, experimental psychology, education, business, health sciences, and more.
The Psychology degree at Tennessee Wesleyan is designed to develop critical writing, thinking, research, and knowledge-foundation skills. Training for helping professions also include clinical skills and clinical practice.
Students with a Psychology degree from TWU are able to utilize their majors by following a wide array of career paths. Graduates find themselves in the traditional helping professions, counselor, therapist, social worker, and more, as well as unique paths, such as law school, entrepreneurism and more.
Psychology majors have multiple opportunities to apply their training and knowledge
on campus as they prepare for a life of work and service.
The Wellness and Emotional Support Team serves to provide opportunities for those students interested in the helping professions to explore the role of active listener. The team members provide psychoeducational programs, support groups, wellness workshops, and one-on-one active listening to the students of TWU.
In addition to helping fellow TWU students, Team members support each other in their personal growth and in their development as peer counselors. They explore the role of active listeners to help solidify future career goals. Students view training with the team as a source of support and look forward to class time.
Students in Psychology frequently explore interdisciplinary opportunities, from health sciences, business, criminal justice, and more. Psychology students pictured right participated in undergraduate research, and also took the opportunity to connect with the Criminal Justice Club, which hosted Tennessee Inspector General Kim Harmon for a special campus event.