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Psychological Services

Helping Others

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Psychological Services is a clinical major that prepares you to work in the community or to pursue graduate studies in human services fields such as social work, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, corrections, gerontology and other areas. In this highly experiential degree program, you will learn the research methods associated with the discipline of psychology, and you will also develop counseling skills and expertise in an area of specialty that will help you build a career.

Students pursuing any of the concentrations in the Psychological Services major complete a common core of Psychology, Human Services, and Counseling courses, and then develop a career expertise by taking additional coursework in one of six human service areas: Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling, Domestic Issues, Offender Management, Health and Wellness, Human Resources, and Educational Counseling.

Minor Option

Psychological Services Major Requirements

Why study Psychological Services at KWU? Because we put you to work in the field.

As a KWU Psychological Services major you will get real-world experience working in the specialty track of your choice, developing professional skills, connections and credentials to use in your job search and on graduate school applications. Students pursuing the Psychological Services degree will:

  • Complete a 150-hour internship (Addiction Counseling requires 400 hours for licensure)
  • Participate in Kappa Psi Upsilon, KWU’s psychology club, and learn about opportunities in psychology fields
  • Get involved with Pi Gamma Mu honors society for the Behavioral Sciences, or become a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association

What can I do with a Psychological Services degree from Kansas Wesleyan University? Become a helping professional.

Psychological Services graduates pursue graduate school in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and other related fields. They also go on to work in social service agencies, government, as health coaches, addiction counselors, corporate human relations departments and more.

Begin your human services journey with these Psychological Services classes

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Foundations of Addiction


  • Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) 
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

For more information, contact Dr. Steve Hoekstra, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, or call 785-833-4362.