Psychology | Winthrop University


Bachelor of Arts

The Winthrop University Department of Psychology is committed to helping all students achieve their goals whether it be pursuing graduate or professional school, working in health or human services, using psychology as a base for a career in business, law, medicine, or other professional field, or simply attaining a well-rounded liberal arts education. We offer an outstanding undergraduate program in psychology as well as a nationally recognized graduate program in School Psychology.

We have a strong faculty who possess expertise in such specialties within psychology as clinical, counseling, child, cognition, developmental, experimental, industrial/organizational, physiological, school, social, and related areas. Our faculty model active professional involvement by presenting at conferences, publishing papers and books, contributing to community and state agencies, and holding leadership positions in state and national organizations. However, enhancing student learning and development through quality teaching, mentoring, advising, and assessment is our primary focus, not a sideline.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Alinabal Inc.
  • Cabarrus County Schools
  • Genoa Healthcare
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • iSolved HCM
  • Magellan Health
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Methodist Health System
  • Orlando Health
  • Phoenix Counseling Center Inc
  • Prince William County Public Schools
  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Synthomer plc.
  • TriNet
  • Union County Public Schools
  • Vizient, Inc
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Women Owned Networking National

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Chaplain PRN
  • Chief Executive Director
  • Clinical Care Manager
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Deputy Superintendent of Schools
  • Director of Vocational Services
  • Founder & President
  • Guidance
  • HR Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Officer & Corporate Compliance Officer at Phoenix Counseling Center
  • Implementation Services Director, Pharmacy
  • Lead Business Strategist
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinician
  • Member Board of Directors, Chairman
  • Middle School Counselor
  • Vice President of Hospice Clinical Practice and Quality

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Higher Education
  2. Hospital & Health Care
  3. Education Management
  4. Primary/Secondary Education
  5. Financial Services
  6. Retail
  7. Insurance
  8. Mental Health Care
  9. Banking
  10. Government Administration

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

Psychology majors at Winthrop acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills consistent with both the University's general education goals and the American Psychological Association's Undergraduate Psychology Learning Goals.


Why Winthrop?

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Develop Research Skills

Psychology majors have plentiful opportunities to conduct and present research at professional conferences, often with financial support from the university.

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Small Classes and Exceptional Faculty

Students benefit from personalized attention in small classes taught by award-winning faculty, all of whom have earned the highest degree awarded in their areas of specialization.

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Real World Experience

Gain hands-on field experience and professional training through internships with local therapists, counselors, social workers and more.

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Beyond Graduation

Recent psychology graduates have obtained employment in a wide variety of fields such as health and human services, social services, business, and education, and/or pursued advanced preparation in various specialties of psychology as well as in medicine, law, business, education, and other fields.