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Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and behavior. Psychology majors examine human behavior, experiences, and the functioning of the mind in relation to heredity, development, personality, and social functions. Students majoring in psychology complete requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree.

The psychology major is designed to give students the academic foundation for success in graduate study and for applied areas of psychology such as social work, counseling, education, business and human services.

Student Experience

Emelie SternerMy name is Emelie Sterner, and I am a junior here at Wilmington College. I am a psychology major with a minor in coaching. I am a part of the women’s soccer team, which was a big reason why I came to WC. I am also a member of the Wellness Committee and the International group. As an International student from Sweden, I am glad that there are other international people here. Having people both from my home country and other countries who are going through the same experience as me, makes me less homesick. Also, being so far from home, I really appreciate that everyone here at WC is always  so welcoming, nice and helpful. During my three years here, I have made lifelong friends and I have learned a lot. Wilmington has definitely become a second home for me, and I am glad I got the chance to come here.


KimberI’m Kimber Geissinger and this is my third year at Wilmington College. I am a major in Psychology as well as a minor in Business and Criminal Justice. I am currently the secretary of Active Minds, a Student Senator, as well as a percussionist in the Pep Band here on campus. I had always had an idea of going to Wilmington College, but after my first visit during my senior year of high school, I knew. I immediately felt like a member of a new family. Everyone is always so kind and welcoming and the campus is beautiful. I truly have gained so many opportunities with the help of the Wilmington College family. I can’t wait to see where my future leads.



Jaclyn SparksHi! My name is Jaclyn Sparks and I’m a freshman majoring in Psychology. When I visited Wilmington my senior year, I immediately felt at home and surrounded by such welcoming people! With my short time as a WC student, I’ve gotten involved with Amnesty International and I’ve fallen in love with the organization, even becoming an officer! Learning about human rights has been so interesting for me. Although COVID-19 has affected much of my year on campus, I’m so grateful for all the work WC has put into making sure I’m on campus as much as possible. I hope that by continuing my education at Wilmington College, I can become the best person I can be.



Brittany and Brandon

My name is Brittanie Clair, and I am a third-year student at Wilmington College. I am majoring in Education Studies with a minor in Psychology and intend to get a licensure in Early Childhood Education. My time at WC has been phenomenal! Upon stepping foot onto campus during Summer Orientation, I fell completely in love with not only the beauty of the campus, but the beauty of the people here. I never imagined I would find a college where I truly felt I belonged. Immediately, I felt as if I had found my second home. I started involving myself in organizations and going to events – this is when I started gaining my footing on campus. During my three years here, I have been a part of The Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB), Black Student Initiative (BSI), acted as a mentor in the Connections program, served as an Orientation Welcome Leader (OWL) during Orientation, served as Vice President of Public Relations for Student Government Association (SGA) , and participated in Ladies in PowerNational Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS), Resident Student Association (RSA), served as a Resident Assistant (RA), and participated in Survivor Advocacy, Fellowship and Education (S.A.F.E.). If it wasn’t for the people that have been by my side from day one, I am not so sure I would be here, but the connections I have, the relationships I have formed, and the experiences I have had here I will carry in my heart forever. I hope that one day the people here realize all they have done for me and all that they mean to me.

2018 Psychology Graduate Pursuing ‘Sport for Peace’ Curriculum at Kentucky

Travis Scheadler ‘exploring how sport can be used as a platform for advocacy and peace-building”

Sport is pervasive throughout American society. Led by the Super Bowl, sporting events regularly constitute the most-watched television shows, and stadiums, field houses, ice rinks and ballfields are regularly filled — from the elite professional and big-time college ranks down to high schools and pee-wee leagues.

While we normally think of sport for its entertainment, marketing and recreational value, 2018 Wilmington College graduate Travis Scheadler is considering aspects of sport as a means for promoting peace…