Careers

Most people don’t just change jobs, but change careers multiple times during their lives. A BA in Psychology from WSU is a Liberal Arts Degree. It is not a vocational degree because we are not training students to do a specific job.

Instead, we provide students with a wealth of skills and knowledge that they can apply to many different careers. Furthermore, these skills are transferable and flexible should you change careers as you go through life. 

Employer valued skills obtained by psychology majors include:
  • Knowledge of psychology
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Information gathering and synthesis skills
  • Research and statistical skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ethics and values

Our alumni have worked in a variety of different careers.  

Students who major in psychology at WSU have gone on to grad school to pursue a wide variety of careers.

Common areas include:
  • Human services
  • Working in mental health or educational setting
  • Working for non-profits
  • Research
  • Business (e.g., marketing or HR, sales)
  • Health care
  • Working with people with disabilities
  • Corrections

A minor or second major can greatly enhance your career options. 

Graduate School

WSU has a good track record of getting students into graduate programs. More than 50% of our graduates go on to some form of graduate school.

Common areas of graduate study include:
  • Counseling or Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology
  • School Counseling or Educational/School Psychology
  • Social Work
Contact Us

Department of Psychology
Phelps Hall 231
Summer Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 12:30pm

Office Manager 
Mary Deering
507.457.5435
Mdeering@winona.edu

Department Chair
John Johanson
507.457.5435
Jjohanson@winona.edu