The Psychology major teaches students to employ empirical methods to learn about behavior and the variables that affect it, in preparation for graduate programs, professional and medical schools, and/or careers in psychology or related fields.

Coursework includes, but is not limited to, Experimental, Social and Abnormal Psychology; Physiological Psychology; Sensation and Perception; Drugs and Behavior; and numerous laboratory research courses. Students have the option to complete an emphasis in Human Resource Management; the Mind, Brain and Behavior Program; and Neuroscience.

Additionally, the Child Development and Education major is offered by the Department of Psychology in cooperation with the Department of Education. Students majoring in Child Development and Education may seek teacher certification in Early Childhood (PreK-4) or Upper Elementary (4-8).

The Psychology major is associated with the Department of Psychology. A major requires eight courses, including an advanced laboratory, and a minor requires six. Additional information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Elizabeth Bennett
Elizabeth A. Bennett, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Nick Cavoti
Nicholas J. Cavoti, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Psychology

Michael Crabtree, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Tim Klitz
Timothy S. Klitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Rebecca McDonald
Rebecca L. McDonald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cathy Petchel
Cathy Petchel, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lynn A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Benjamin Seltzer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology