Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, feelings and behavior. It is one of the most popular undergraduate majors across the country and prepares students for a variety of career paths. Professionals with a background in psychology are often in demand because they tend to have a strong understanding of human behavior and how it can be studied.
At SIUE, we offer a wide variety of classes at the undergraduate level in the major topical areas of psychology, including developmental, cognitive, social, biological, clinical, personality and industrial/organizational. Our students gain a strong foundation in research methodology and statistics. Students begin their coursework with a careers in psychology course, specially designed to introduce students to the field. The capstone in psychology course serves as the culminating experience for students during their senior year.
Students receive extensive experience in critical thinking, research design, data analysis and presentation of research results in written and oral form.
High school students are encouraged to develop a strong background in math (at least through algebra), science (especially biology), writing and computer use as preparation for the psychology program.
Students obtaining an undergraduate degree in psychology will find themselves well-prepared to pursue a variety of high-demand jobs. These jobs include positions in human resources, sales, research and mental health services. Many SIUE students earn graduate degrees in psychology, business, healthcare and other fields.
Office of Clinical Experiences, Certification and Advisement (OCECA)
Campus Box 1062, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1062
Phone: (618) 650-3940
Fax: (618) 650-5468
Dr. Dan Segrist, Program Director
Department of Psychology
Campus Box 1121, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1121
Phone: (618) 650-3159