Psychology students at Westminster benefit from exceptional research opportunities and expert faculty. Thanks to our close partnership with Fulton State Hospital, the only residential forensic psychiatric hospital in Missouri, our students learn through fascinating internships and from professionals currently working in the field. Westminster is one of a select few colleges and universities to offer this level of education to undergraduate students.
In addition, psychology students at Westminster gain extensive research experience and present their findings at conferences on and off campus. Our students have an excellent track record of winning awards at these conferences. This unique undergraduate experience gives our Westminster grads a competitive edge in the job market and on their graduate school applications.
Westminster is one of few colleges and universities to offer Forensic Psychology at the undergraduate level.
Other thought-provoking coursework includes raising a virtual child —make decisions about how to raise your child from birth to age 18, and then see how your kid behaves as an adult — and training a classmate to do a new trick using principles of learning. Makes the class laugh!
Westminster students benefit from an engaged and supportive alumni network. For example, alumnus Dr. Gary Forrest pays for two students a year to attend his prestigious Addictive Disorders Winter Symposium each year in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Westminster psych majors often enter prestigious grad programs at schools such as Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Washington University.
In addition, recent Westminster psychology graduates have directly entered careers in fields such as talent acquisition, human resources, law enforcement, sales, and human services.