Psychology at Lakeland University

Earn Your Psychology Degree & Gain Experience

Students enrolled in Lakeland's Psychology program are called upon to think critically and creatively as they examine how individuals adapt to their surroundings through social, emotional, biological, perceptual and cognitive capacities. Students learn to become clear communicators, attentive listeners and dynamic problem solvers.


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Cooperative Education



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Psychology at Lakeland University

Psychology at Lakeland University

Psychology is a broad discipline that employs the methods of scientific inquiry as it observes, describes, and explores the brain's role in emotion, thought, and behavior.

An undergraduate degree in Psychology will prepare students for careers in human services as well as for graduate school programs in psychology, counseling, social work, or law.

What Makes Our Program Unique?

  • Professors with experience conducting federally funded research on behavior, pharmacology, and neurobiology
  • Experiential learning opportunities including conducting applied behavior analysis with individuals on the autism spectrum and working with at-risk youth in the community
  • Psychology laboratory focused on student-driven research yielding presentations at national conferences
  • Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Psychology club that interacts with the campus and greater Sheboygan community

Students who have successfully completed a B.A. in Psychology from Lakeland University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of psychological research.
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science.
  • Demonstrate effective writing to summarize psychological research.
  • Develop professional direction for life after graduation.


What are some careers available to me?
Applied Behavior Analyst
Case Manager
Child Life Specialist
Life Coach
Human Resources

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is all about hands-on learning outside the classroom. Students learn more by doing. They gain real-world knowledge and earn academic credit for hands-on professional work experience. Lakeland students explore their interests and, when they graduate, feel confident they will find a career in which they are passionate. For Psychology majors, often times that includes conducting applied behavior analysis with individuals on the autism spectrum and working with at-risk youth in the community.

Why Lakeland?

There’s more than one way to get a college education and Lakeland offers them all. Lakeland University students have access to a variety of pathways, and each one can be customized to meet your needs. Since our founding in 1862, Lakeland University has been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

  • Traditional, main campus located in Sheboygan Co.
  • Six Centers located throughout the state of Wisconsin.
  • Flexible delivery formats:
    • Onsite: In class one night per week at one of our six center locations
    • Online: participate weekly when it works best for you
    • Online Live: attend live classes virtually from anywhere one night per week
    • BlendEd Live: attend classes in-person or online … you choose each week
  • Transfer up to 90-credits
  • Financial aid, scholarships and discounts are available
  • Individualized advising and career development support
  • Award-winning Cooperative Education program allows students to earn college credit for professional work experiences
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First Time Freshman

  • Step 1: Complete an application online.
  • Step 2: Submit official high school transcripts directly to Lakeland University.

Transfer Students

  • Step 1: Complete an application online.
  • Step 2: Request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended to be sent directly to Lakeland University.
    • Students who have NOT completed 12 transferrable credits MUST submit official high school transcripts.

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You may apply at any time as Lakeland University operates on a rolling admission basis with 6 start dates throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed until about two weeks before the start of each term.

Main-Campus (Full-Time)
Evening/Online (Adult)

Admission Requirements

Once your application is received, your Lakeland University admissions counselor will be in touch.

  • Lakeland University accepts a high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or the equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • Lakeland University accepts transfer students who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and are in good standing at other accredited institutions of higher learning.
  • We review each application on an individual basis.

*Exceptions to the above admission criteria may be granted for students with a cumulative GPA range from 1.75 to 1.99 if the academic experience that resulted in the less than 2.0 GPA was more than two years ago. Furthermore, typically students with a cumulative GPA range from 1.50 to 1.75 will only be considered if the poor academic performance experience that resulted in the less than 2.0 GPA was more than five years ago. Students receiving an exception will be admitted conditionally.

Meet Our Psychology Faculty

Academic Affairs |
Main Campus (Traditional) |
Jessica Kalmar, Ph.D.

Jessica Kalmar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Psychology Lab, Honors Program coordinator

Contact us to learn more about the Psychology degree at Lakeland University.

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