Psychology
At Dakota Wesleyan University, psychology students explore behavior from multiple viewpoints, including biological, behavioral, cognitive, social, and cultural. Students learn to conduct scientific research and to evaluate carefully the research of psychologists and other students.

Psychology students are encouraged to wrestle with philosophical issues and concepts that have been and continue to be important for psychologists. The Psychology Department is committed to preparing each student for the next step, which may be employment or graduate school, in his or her journey.

The Psychology Department provides students with valuable experiences that promote learning, interest in psychology, and stronger professional relationships with faculty.
  • We sponsor student participation in conferences and other scholarly activities.
  • We provide research assistantships.
  • We encourage students to participate actively in research projects.
  • We maintain a library of books and journals in the Psychology area so students can have easy access to them. 

The Psychology Department prepares students for entry-level jobs and graduate study.
  • We sponsor information sessions on graduate school admissions and career paths.
  • We promote "people skills," such as the ability to communicate and relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
  • We promote research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • We prepare students for jobs in social service agencies, mental health settings, business and industry, athletics, and rehabilitation centers. 

The Psychology Department prepares students for leadership positions in research and applied settings.
  • We provide research facilities.
  • We engage in research and community service that address important concerns for human development, health care, education, athletics, and more.
1200 W. University Ave., Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506



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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
Copyright © 2014 Dakota Wesleyan University
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