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:

  • Akoya Capital Partners, LLC
  • Cabarrus County Schools
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Genoa Healthcare
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Horry County Schools
  • iSolved HCM
  • Kindred at Home
  • Magellan Health
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Methodist Health System
  • Orlando Health
  • Prince William County Public Schools
  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Synthomer PLC
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Vizient, Inc
  • Women Owned Networking National

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Account Manager
  • Agency Development Manager
  • Assistant Vice President Human Resources
  • Chaplain PRN
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Deputy Superintendent of Schools
  • Director of Vocational Services
  • Founder & President
  • Guidance
  • HR Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Implementation Services Director, Pharmacy
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinician
  • Managing Director & Sector Leader, Industrial Manufacturing
  • Middle School Counselor
  • Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
  • Network Partner Support Specialist
  • Professional 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. Insurance
  7. Banking
  8. Government Administration
  9. Retail
  10. Mental Health Care

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.