Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, so an understanding of the field can be applied to a broad range of career fields. Once you’ve learned to explain thought, emotion and behavior, you’ll be able to provide valuable insights for the benefit of your employer. Or, you’ll be poised to continue your education in fields such as social work, clinical counseling, law, business or medicine.

I’m also a minor!

Choose from A.B., B.A. or B.S.

credits required for the Psychology major

students enrolled in the Psychology program

students per class on average in the Psychology program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Explain and/or apply principles, skills, values or ethics of psychology
  • Apply appropriate research methods to critically analyze human behavior
  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of sociocultural and international diversity

Career opportunities

  • Disability services specialist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Domestic violence responder
  • Counselor
  • School psychologist

Psychology minor

You’ll have the full range of psychology courses at your disposal for completing this minor program. Plus, some gerontology classes can substitute for psych classes, bringing an even broader appeal to this choice. As one of WOU’s most popular programs, psychology works well as either a minor or major.

credits required for the Psychology minor

Faculty

JOEL ALEXANDER

Professor, Department Head, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8355 | alexanj@wou.edu | TODD 319

DEBORAH BRANNAN

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-751-4200 | brannand@wou.edu | TODD 330

SARA BUDGE

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8504 | budges@wou.edu | TODD 322

JAIME CLOUD

Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-9211 | cloudj@wou.edu | TODD 318

MELISSA CUNNINGHAM

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-751-4204 | cunningm@wou.edu | TODD 338

DAVID FOSTER

Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8805 | fosterd@wou.edu | TODD 327

ALICIA IBARAKI

Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-9328 | ibarakia@wou.edu | TODD 321

BRENT KING

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-9262 | kingb@wou.edu | TH 328

SCOTT LAWLEY

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
lawleys@wou.edu

DAN MCCARTHY

Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
mccarthyd@wou.edu

ETHAN MCMAHAN

Associate Professor, Division Chair, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8634 | mcmahane@wou.edu | TODD 345

JESSICA MURFIN

NTT Instructor, Psychological Sciences Department
murfinj@wou.edu

BROOKE NOTT

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-9327 | nottb@wou.edu | TODD 334

VERNA OURADA

NTT Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8374 | ouradav@wou.edu | TH 304

TRACY POWELL

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8299 | powellt@wou.edu | TODD 329

LAUREN ROSCOE AMMANN

Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8133 | roscoel@wou.edu | TODD 326

JOSELYN SALAZ

NTT Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8374 | salazj@wou.edu | TH 337

CHEHALIS STRAPP-JOHNSON

Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8316 | strappc@wou.edu | TODD 309

TAMINA TORAY

Professor, Psychological Sciences Department
503-838-8712 | torayt@wou.edu | TODD 341

ROB WINNINGHAM

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, VP Academic Affairs/Provost
503-838-8297 | winninr@wou.edu | ADM 202

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