School of Education
The Psychology Department at NWOSU offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with minors in Sports Psychology, Grief and Bereavement, Substance Abuse and General Psychology. The program has in place a comprehensive Student Success Plan that is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to take ownership of their learning and achieve success in the program and in life.
The department also offers a Master of General Psychology and a Master of Counseling Psychology with tracks in Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The program currently is being aligned for CACREP Accreditation in the near future.
In addition to these programs, the Psychology Department offers a Certificate in Grief and Bereavement. The certificate is available for anyone who would like this certification, and it is offered online. Students taking the minor in Grief and Bereavement can receive the certificate concurrently.
Dr. Leigh Kirby
Instructor of Psychology
Interim Chair, Psychology Department
Northwestern - Enid 114
Phone: (580) 213-3136
Enid Psychology Club
Ashley Smith, Junior
"I love my degree because...."
Exercise and Sports Psychology
Grief and Bereavement
Master of Counseling Psychology
Master of General Psychology
For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.
Careers for Degree
Should I Major in Psychology?
Major in Psychology to:
- Signal an interest in people and interpersonal skills
- Work in human services
- Continue in a Psychology-related graduate field
- Plan a career requiring people skills
- Develop quantitative and research skills
My Parents Want to Know:
Will I be able to get a job with a bachelor's degree in Psychology?
- Nationally, less than 5 percent of Psychology majors report being unemployed
- It may not be in a field directly related to Psychology
Will I make any money?
- Yes, but not as much as in some other majors such as engineering. Jobs tend to be in public service areas.
How to Check Psychology Out
- Talk to some people who are majoring in Psychology
- Talk to Psychology instructors
- Take some Psychology classes as a part of your general education requirements
- Check out career services early
- Talk to professionals in the field of Psychology
Questions to Ask Yourself
- Do I like to work with people?
- Can I work with people who have problems?
- Is a Psychology major needed to reach my goal?
- How about the money?
- How do I know I will stay interested?
Some Jobs Held by Psychology Majors
Community and Social Services
Management and Business
Source: Morgan, B., & Korschgen, A. (2001) Majoring in Psych? Career options for psychology undergraduates (2nd ed.) Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes - MCP
Student Learning Outcomes - MGP
All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.
Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.
For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.
For more information, please visit Scholarships.