Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. The discipline is multi-faceted and contains a wide range of subfields.
By providing opportunities to develop advanced skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and quantitative reasoning, students will be prepared for success in graduate school in psychology and related fields, for careers that value these skills, and for futures as lifelong learners who are prepared to adapt to an ever-changing world.
Featured Alumni Stories
Humanity benefits greatly from her contributions to the well-being of the animal kingdom. The global perspective Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02 has achieved through her work with primates allows her to see—and share with others—that humans aren’t the only part of humanity; that human and animal lives are connected, influencing and relying on one another.Read Full Story
As a part of my graduate training, I have provided assessments, consultation, and therapy to children and families across a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and hospitals.Read Full Story
Southwestern Professor of Psychology Dr. Fay Guarraci Led Students in Groundbreaking Research Regarding the Effects of Ketamine on Sexual Behavior in Female Rats
This particular project provided a great experience for students to work in a lab setting, conducting research side-by-side with an expert in the field. What an amazing opportunity for undergraduate students.READ FULL STORY
Austin native and psychology graduate Sanna Maknojia ’16 wanted her work to benefit people. She considered pursuing social work but discovered an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to try something new. Using research and communication skills developed at Southwestern, and the same ethic of care that motivated her major selection, Maknojia recently co-founded Trek, an Austin ridesharing company, together with her cousin. Proving that you never know where your career direction will take you, she quipped, “I’m a psychology graduate who accidentally turned into businesswoman!”READ FULL STORY