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Are you curious about the human mind? Do you constantly analyze others and why they do the things they do? Does a job working with people sound interesting? A career in psychology may be the right fit for you, and the Fort Hays State University Department of Psychology can help get you there. Gain in-depth knowledge about fields within the discipline and explore your career options at FHSU.
Whether you’re interested in counseling, education, research or entering the business world, take classes that expose you to the fascinating field of human behavior and provide the groundwork for these career areas and more. Through relevant, hands-on experiences, get ready for the real world, armed with practical skills and theory. The Psychology Department also has a Learning Community.
As a graduate student in psychology, you have the opportunity to actively collaborate with faculty mentors on research, fine-tune your clinical skills with highly skilled practitioners and take advantage of teaching assistantships and other financial aid.
By choosing the Department of Psychology as your academic home, you will emerge with a solid foundation in the science of mental processes, plus the skills you need to be a highly sought after employee. FHSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
We invite you to explore the Website for more information or contact the Department of Psychology if you would like additional information. To view more information concerning Graduate or Undergraduate studies in our department, click on the Academic Programs tab above.
2013-2014 Psychology Department - Front row from left to right: Dr. Carol Patrick, Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, Dr. Janett Naylor-Tincknell and Dr. April Park. Back row from left to right: Ms. Gina Smith, Dr. Leo Herrman, Dr. Joe Engler, Dr. Trey Hill, Ms. Lorna Hill and Ms. Jennifer Kitson.
Job Opening:Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
Our virtual School Psychology Program was recently ranked a national Best Buy among 71 competing universities - Find more information here!
Did you know the Psychology Department received an award for the Undergraduate Virtual Program? Read the story here!
Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, Department Chair, has been named President-Elect of Southwestern Psychological Association.
The department is excited to announce our 2013-14 scholarship winners!
Outstanding Psychology Junior:Arianne FisherOutstanding Psychology Senior:Melanie Mabrey Outstanding Virtual Psychology Senior: Daphne Norez Outstanding Psychology Transfer Senior:LaKaya Steele
Homer B. Reed Undergraduate Psychology Scholarship Recipient(s): Arianne Fisher
James Ryabik Graduate Psychology Scholarship Recipient(s):Beverly Hall
Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention - March 13-14, 2015 - Friends University, Wichita, KS
Southwestern Psychological Association Conference - April 9-11, 2015 - Wichita, KS
Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas - November 14-15, 2014 - Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Congratulations to the following FHSU students for research awards at the 34th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention