Psychology is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields on college campuses across the country. At Wofford, majors in psychology participate in research opportunities both on and off campus and are offered the chance to complete an interdisciplinary program in neuroscience. The Wofford Department of Psychology is a close-knit group, sponsoring social events, academic speakers and service opportunities.

Dr. Cecile Nowatka

Meet Dr. Cecile Nowatka

Dr. Cecile Nowatka, professor and chair of psychology, teaches child and adolescent development, abnormal psychology and social psychology. Her senior thesis students have researched depression, anxiety and resilience.

Kathleen Willingham ’23

Meet Kathleen Willingham ’23

Kathleen Willingham majored in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience and a minor in sociology and anthropology. She served as vice president of the Psychology Kingdom and interned with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Behavioral Science Unit. Willingham is currently enrolled at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical forensic psychology.

Recent psychology graduates are working in the following fields:

Business management
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
Mental health/counseling
Occupational therapy
Social work
Speech pathology

Psychology students have completed post-graduate studies at:

Arizona State University

Baylor University

Columbia University

Duke University

Florida State University

Medical University of South Carolina

Pepperdine University

Tufts University

University of Kentucky

University of South Carolina

Wake Forest University