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.

Our psychology program offers 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 Faculty

Psychology Department

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.

Job Outlook

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 specialties 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.

Program Outcomes


Success Story — Ethan Young

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

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.

"The [Southwestern Psychological Association Conference] was the most rewarding work I’ve done in my college career. "

Ethan Young

"When I first came to Newman, I met a lot of really incredible people, and they were very nice and very loving, so I thought it would be a loving atmosphere, and that's exactly what I got. I met so many incredible people, I've connected with faculty who have just been so influential and encouraging in my process in being at Newman. It has been a beautiful experience."

Precious Howard

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Division of Social Sciences
316-942-4291 ext. 2280
Office: MN316
Professor of Psychology
Division of Social Sciences
316-942-4291 ext. 2337
Office: MN307