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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychological Services at Kansas Wesleyan University

While the general Psychology major at KWU has its applied component, Psychological Services is a clinical major that prepares you to work or 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.

Psychological Services - with specializations in:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Domestic Issues
  • Educational Counseling
  • Health and Wellness track
  • Human Resources track
  • Offender Management

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.

· 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) 

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National Rankings for the Psychological Services major

March 2015 - #29 among “30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree (Bachelor’s)” by

Read more about this national ranking on the KWU website here.

Read the story from Best Psychology Degrees here.

April 2015 - #21 among the “Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree” by

Read more about this national ranking on the KWU website here.

Read the story from Best Counseling Degrees here.