Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. This discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience – from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting, from scientific research centers to mental health care services, “the understanding of behavior” is the enterprise of psychologists. At Wenzhou-Kean University we offer the B.A. in Psychology, intended to initiate students into the scientific field of human and animal behavior and the research methods by which such behavior is investigated.
Major (Core) Required Courses
- Professional Psychology
- Psychological Statistics
- Tests and Measurements
- Experimental Psychology
- Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Psychology
Knowledge and Skills Students will Grasp during the Study
In pursuing the B.A. in Psychology, students will develop research and measurement skills, knowledge of ethics, interpersonal skills and communication skills, in addition to an understanding of the developmental, and other processes that explain human behavior. Studying psychology will build on the skills developed for the preparation of organizational behavior, professionalism, consciousness, perception, understanding self and others, marriage and family. It will also afford students the opportunity to learn about their personality, what motivates them, and how people develop over the lifespan.
The person who majors in Psychology is generally prepared for a wide variety of roles, including mental health technician, research assistant, parent, teacher, human services provider, human resources administrator, statistical assistant, and graduate student in psychology or other professional areas. The skills and knowledge developed in the Psychology program are highly versatile. A degree in Psychology can help students stand out when applying for a competitive position, as well as help students get promoted into a management position.
Field Placement (Internship)
In addition to a plethora of classes, the Psychology major also provides field placement (Internship). Currently, we offer internships at Suntree Counseling Center, located on WKU campus. We also teamed up with the Wenzhou Psychiatric Hospital to offer an internship to Psychology majors. The hospital provides students with the opportunity to work in a different department every week. For instance, one week the students may be working in the clinical department and then the forensic psychology department. We are in the process of looking to secure more field placements for Psychology majors. Our goal is to provide Psychology students with a well rounded education including internships in various forms.