Earn a Psychology Degree
Understand the complex system of the human mind and behavior
The psychology degree at our private Catholic college allows students to study the fascinating and beneficial field of human behavior. Our students learn the theories and scientific methods that have led the development of this field, while also discovering the many uses for psychology in today’s world.
We offer both an experimental and clinical approach so you can choose the right path for your career goals. Our faculty finds opportunities for our students to take part in psychology conferences. With the opportunity to present research, along with the necessary writing and research skills, you could continue to graduate school and become a psychologist.
About Our Psychology Program
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
This degree focuses on preparing you to work in education or service fields related to mental health.
- Continue on to a graduate degree and become a psychologist
- Function in counseling, advocacy, and mental health service fields
- Work in federal government departments such as the Department of Health & Human Services and Veteran’s Administration
While earning your Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you can expect to take courses including General Psychology, History of Psychology, Introduction to Experimental Psychology, and Tests and Measurements in Psychology. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
Minor in Program
Interested in supporting your major with a Minor in Psychology? The required curriculum for a psychology minor can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in psychology. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in psychology, you can expect a promising future. The psychology field is projected to grow 12% between 2014 and 2022. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for psychologists and similar professionals.
A degree in psychology from Newman University will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialities related to psychology. Here are some examples of potential careers and median salaries:
- Clinical Psychologist ($72,000 a year)
- Counseling Psychologist ($72,000 a year)
- Forensic Psychologist ($59,000 a year)
- School Psychologist ($58,000 a year)
Our psychology students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. Many of our students have interned at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, KU School of Medicine, and Sedgwick County.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our psychology program, our students can join the Psychology Club. This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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Successful Program Outcomes
Success Story — Ethan Young, Class of 2016
For alumni Ethan Young, getting to complete his own research was a valuable component of his time at Newman. Ethan was a part of the psychology student group who got to attend the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Ethan was able to share his research on how different genres of music affect the ability to multitask and complete tasks. When asked about the experience he said, “it was a very helpful experience because I could see what other students from other grad schools were doing and how we compared to that and what we would be doing in the future being in psychology.” He calls it the “best, most rewarding” experience of his college career.
Success Story — Tori Provencio, Class of 2015
Tori Provencio was selected to present research at the 2015 Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in Wichita. Her research centered around responding to stranger harassment as a function of gender. With the help of faculty, and the opportunity to complete a research project, Tori was able to expand her learning past just the typical classroom setting. After taking part in the conference, Tori said that she felt accomplished and smart, stating “I feel like I’ve achieved at least something and came out of this on top.
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"The [Southwestern Psychological Association Conference] was the most rewarding work I’ve done in my college career. "
Ethan Young, CLASS OF 2016
"You gain confidence as people come up to you telling you your project is better than the one from another school."
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