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Collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research, gain practical experience, and emerge with the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to excel as a professional.

Programs Offered: Major, Minor

Climate change. Bullying. Anxiety. Self-esteem. These are the types of issues you can explore through psychology, the scientific study of thought, emotion and behavior.

At Willamette, you’ll have a chance to work with faculty on cutting-edge research, co-author papers for scientific journals and present at national conferences. You’ll also gain practical experience at places like the Center for Hope & Safety, Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility and Oregon State Hospital.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to continue your studies at the nation’s top graduate schools and pursue careers in fields ranging from psychology, law and medicine to social work and education.

Olivia Scott ’20

Student athlete works to prevent gang violence

Olivia Scott ’20 reflects upon interning with a program founded by a reformed gang member in South Africa.

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Associate professor of politics Melissa Michaux

Questions of justice

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

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