Whitman College Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
Had the privilege of working with incredibly intelligent and wonderful professors. I wish there was more options for a specific focus in the psychology major, but I was fortunate to be able to learn from and work with the professors that I did. I would recommend this degree program, you'll be able to work with great people.
Here in the States, we are privileged to have such a wide range of educational experience. I am grateful to have been able to attend Whitman College. Academically I felt challenged but also greatly supported to be able to succeed. While a liberal arts degree does not necessarily provide its graduates the technical skills that are directly applicable to a specific workplace, it gave me an opportunity to learn how to think critically and carefully, to have confidence in my ability to think both critically and creatively, and humility of knowing there is so much more to learn in my life. At Whitman, I learned how to synthesize what I had learned in my life up until that point and then learned what kind of person I wanted to strive to become. I am back in school now, in the process of getting my masters degree and a certification to become a teacher.
Attending Whitman had a tremendous impact on my life. My liberal arts education facilitated holistic learning - there, I learned to write more effectively, to think critically, and to ask and attempt to answer big questions. I found my education to be very challenging and enriching. A great deal learning took place outside of the classroom,as I was surrounded by incredibly bright, well-rounded, engaged and engaging people. I felt humbled to be among them and left Whitman with relationships that I foresee lasting a lifetime. I will say that the amount of applied learning was a bit underwhelming at Whitman. There was not a clear connection with most classes to professional worlds outside of academia. I thought that while my interactions with the Career Center were always helpful, in hindsight, I think that there could/should have been a greater emphasis placed on career pathing. Connecting students to the "real world" that they will be entering is integral to the overall educational experience, particularly during junior and senior year, in my opinion. I've heard since graduating that Whitman has taken steps in this direction. Truly, I cannot say enough about this institution; my professors, my peers, or the place itself.
Whitman was an superb school and the best 4 years of my life. I think people discount this incredible school because it is located in Walla Walla. I urge students to do an overnight visit and experience the community and quality of the environment.
I would not choose a different degree - history has given me the tools to analyze the past and take those lessons forward with me in my future.
Live it up - you only have four years. make them your best.