Undergraduate Program

Psychology is the science of behavior. Courses in psychology provide an understanding of the social and biological bases of behavior, proficiency in scientific methods and statistics, knowledge of the factors influencing behavior, insight into the applicability of psychological principles to everyday problems, and familiarity with many core areas of knowledge, including conditioning and learning, personality, social behavior, psychopathology and therapy, human development, health, stress and coping, gender, race and ethnicity, sensation and perception, language, memory, and individual differences. Psychology is a fundamental component of a liberal arts education. Individuals who have majored or minored in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have found employment in a wide variety of occupations in business, education, and the social services or have gone on to graduate or professional school.