Why Study Psychology at TWU?
The undergraduate psychology program at Texas Woman's University offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to conduct and present research on the local, national and international level. Our dedicated faculty mentors will foster your development as a scholar and provide comprehensive preparation for future graduate studies or diverse career paths.
As a psychology major, you will be encouraged to join one of our active student organizations, which foster collegiality and service to the field. You also will have the support of our undergraduate programs and initiatives, which include statistical consulting, cooperative education and early field experiences.
We offer seven different tracks within the major, allowing you to get the most out of your bachelor's degree in psychology.
General Psychology Major
The general track in psychology is designed to provide a thorough liberal arts education and will prepare students for a wide array of pursuits. This degree exposes students to coursework that will foster critical thinking skills and a thorough understanding of human behavior.
Graduate School Preparation Psychology Major
The graduate school preparation track prepares students for graduate level work in psychology and other social sciences. Through the inclusion of specific coursework and research team opportunities, this degree plan provides students the opportunity to gain key knowledge and skills necessary for success at the graduate level.
Health Psychology Major (NEW)
We are excited to announce our new health psychology degree plan. This track is designed to prepare students for work in allied health fields; students will develop a strong base in general psychological principles through study on how psychological, behavioral and cultural phenomena interact with illness and health.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Psychology Major
The pre-occupational therapy track is designed to prepare students for advanced degree work in allied health fields such as occupational therapy. Prerequisites for admission into the occupational therapy program at TWU are embedded within the degree plan.
Pre-Physical Therapy Psychology Major
The pre-physical therapy track is designed to prepare students for advanced degree work in allied health fields such as physical therapy. Pre-requisites for admission in the physical therapy program at TWU are included within the degree plan.
Fast-Track to an MA in Counseling Psychology (NEW)
We are excited to announce our new fast-track degree plan in counseling psychology. This degree is intended for students who are interested in our master of arts (MA) in counseling psychology degree. Up to 28 hours of undergraduate coursework can count toward this graduate degree.
Fast-Track to an SSP in School Psychology (NEW)
We are excited to announce our new fast-track degree plan in school psychology. This degree is intended for students who are interested in our specialist in school psychology (SSP) degree. Up to 28 hours of undergraduate coursework can count toward this graduate degree.
Minor in Psychology
A psychology minor is an excellent way to learn about the field and gain marketable skills. It is compatible with most majors, offering a unique set of courses and experiences to supplement any degree. Adding psychology as a minor will provide you with critical thinking skills as well as an understanding of human behavior.
We offer five minor tracks designed to match your needs and interests, and each track totals 18 credit hours (about 6 classes).
- Applied Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Psychology Graduate School Preparation
- Psychology and Philosophy Split
- Visit our undergraduate catalog pages for:
- Course rotation
- Mission and goals
- Psychology program code of professional conduct
The undergraduate psychology department offers free tutoring to students from the Psychology Resource Center (PRC). Our tutors can help you prepare for exams and review your papers and assignments. They can also provide assistance with graduate school applications, by helping with CV/resume development, reviewing personal statements, and more. Tutoring is offered virtually via online platforms such as Google Hangout, Zoom, and Skype. Send an email to: PRC@twu.edu to request an appointment. Be sure to include your name and the course you are taking in the tutoring request.
Find information on how to apply for our undergraduate degree programs, including deadlines, prerequisites and details about our application process.
Contact our undergraduate program director, Lisa Rosen, Ph.D., at Lrosen@twu.edu, or fill out the following form to be contacted by us:
Page last updated 4:59 PM, January 11, 2021