Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
For students who wish to get real-world experience in jobs in the local community, we offer a large number of internship opportunities. In these courses, students spend between 120 and 150 hours per semester working in a job relevant to their interests in psychology. Students are evaluated based on their feedback from supervisors, their journal entries they write about their experiences and their final report of their experiences.
Opportunities for advanced students to engage in individual projects in the psychology department come in three flavors: individual research projects, directed readings and internships.
Research projects can be designed by students in collaboration with a member of the faculty who has expertise in an appropriate area. They can last one or two semesters and involve planning and proposing the research project, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up and presenting the findings. If you are planning to enroll in 410, please consult with the appropriate instructor as soon as possible.
There are times when students have interests in areas that aren’t served by any of the department’s courses. In this case, those students can create, in collaboration with a faculty member, a directed reading course in which the student creates a reading list and meet with the faculty member to discuss the readings. This course typically culminates with a paper that summarizes the student’s readings and draws conclusions about the state of the field that was investigated.
The Student Board is a group of students elected by the psychology majors and minors to represent their interests. Elections occur every spring, with the winners typically being announced at the spring picnic. The student board is the primary liaison between the students and the faculty. Their tasks include: the annual evaluation of department faculty members, establishing tutoring sessions for upper-level psychology classes, overseeing student/faculty lunches, and planning departmental recreational activities such as the fall and spring picnics.
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