Academic Programs

Department of Psychology

A Psychology Degree with an Emphasis on Heart

The Department of Psychology at UWest specializes in multicultural and cross-cultural influence in human psychology, drawing from both Western and Eastern systems of psychological theory and practice. Our programs are designed to build imaginative critical thinkers prepared to meet the needs of a dynamic and complex global community.

The psychology department’s diverse faculty and staff are committed to cultivating an appreciation of cultural differences and using our everyday interactions in class and on campus as opportunities for deep thinking and learning. UWest’s emphasis on whole-person education aims to cultivate psychology graduates who can consider the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and creative needs of their patients and to work with them to develop innovative solutions.

Course offerings in psychology include introductory and advanced instruction in both Western and Eastern systems of psychological theory and practice. The learning outcomes for the BA Psychology degree are informed by the American Psychological Association’s 10 Optimal Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major, as well as the university’s institutional learning outcomes.