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Psychology Degrees

The psychology program at Wesleyan University prepares students for careers as case managers, psychiatric technicians, career counselors, and rehabilitation specialists. The program focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Program courses include: principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. Get more details below including other Connecticut colleges that offer psychology degrees.

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Wesleyan University

15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT

Wesleyan University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Middletown, CT, which is a predominantly urban area. Enrollment at Wesleyan University is nearly 3,200 yearly.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Social Sciences
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1945 to 2230 for the SAT exam and within the range of 30 to 33 on the ACT is common among students accepted to this school. Only 21 percent of applicants are accepted to the school due to the huge number of applicants and the intense competition for the limited enrollment spots. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $48,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Students enrolled at Wesleyan University may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Wesleyan University Cardinals participate in a number of athletic programs, within the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at

Students Enrolled in the Psychology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Wesleyan University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2019)

Bachelor's Degree68
Master's Degree4

Students by Gender (2019)


Students by Race (2019)

Multiple Races7
Non Resident Alien5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Psychology program at Wesleyan University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

School Psychologists


Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, school psychologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.6% from 2014 to 2024

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists


Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, industrial-organizational psychologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.1% from 2014 to 2024

Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists


Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, neuropsychologists and clinical neuropsychologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.8% from 2014 to 2024

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Wesleyan University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Wesleyan University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Intercollegiate Athletics

Wesleyan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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