Department of Psychology - Message from the Chair

Department of Psychology - Message from the Chair


Prus, JosephWelcome to the Winthrop University Department of Psychology and to its website.

Whether your goal is to obtain a sound liberal arts education for a career with a bachelor's degree, strong preparation for advanced study in a graduate or professional school, or a graduate degree in school psychology, from a nationally recognized program we're here to help you succeed. Not sure exactly what your goal is? We can help you explore your options and choose the path that's right for you. Our alumni have found success in health and medicine, mental health, human services, education, business, law, and other careers.

The main focus of the Psychology Department and its faculty is on teaching, advising, and mentoring students. All of our faculty possess doctorates and are dedicated to scholarship and the scientific study of psychology. Many have received recognition or awards for their work. But their commitment to the intellectual, career, and personal development of students is their first priority.

Students in our department have wonderful opportunities. They can:

  • conduct research with colleagues and faculty and present papers (with university and department financial support) at professional conferences
  • contribute to the community while gaining experience through many community service opportunities
  • complete internships and field experiences for academic credit in local agencies and organizations
  • collaborate with faculty mentors and fellow students through our active Psychology Club or our award-winning chapter of Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society.

But best of all, Winthrop psychology majors can (and do) grow both personally and professionally.

Need more information about psychology at Winthrop? I invite you to review our web site, which includes detailed information about our department and our undergraduate and graduate programs. Be sure to check out our web-based academic and career assistance portal for students, WebAS. It contains many great tips and resources for students.

If, after looking at the information on our web site you find that you still have questions, please email our department ( If you have not already done so, I also encourage you to attend a Winthrop Open House (for prospective undergraduates) or Open House (for prospective graduate students), or make a personal visit to our campus and department. There are no certainties in life, but I am confident that you will be pleased with a decision to study psychology at Winthrop University.


Joseph Prus, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

Last Updated: 3/13/20