Psychology Degree (B.A.)

Why Major in Psychology?

The Psychology program is a discipline gives you a framework for understanding human behavior and the world around you. You will learn about the biological bases of behavior, the nature of personality, how people think, how emotions are expressed, how and why people behave differently in groups and about the differences between normal and abnormal behavior.

Requirements for the Psychology Degree

Requirements for Psychology Majors

 

    Required Courses - 12 Credits

    • PSYC 0101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 0219 - Research Methods in Psychology I
    • PSYC 0308 - Statistics for Psychologists
    • PSYC 0319 - Research Methods in Psychology II

    Content Courses - 18 Credits

    Select the number of courses indicated below from each of the 4 categories.

      Basic Processes - choose 2

       

      • PSYC 0215 - Adaptation and Animal Behavior
      • PSYC 0306 - Learning
      • PSYC 0341 - Cognitive Psychology
      • PSYC 0312 - Physiological Psychology
      • PSYC 0359 - Sensation and Perception

      Individual and Social Systems - choose 1

       

      • PSYC 0201 - Theories of Personality
      • PSYC 0304 - Social Psychology
      • PSYC 0336 - Psychology of the Family

      Development - choose 1

       

      • PSYC 0202 - Child Development
      • PSYC 0203 - Adolescent Development
      • PSYC 0208 - Adult Development and Aging

      Applied - choose 2

       

      • PSYC 0206 - Educational Psychology
      • PSYC 0200 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      • PSYC 0303 - Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 0305 - Forensic Psychology
      • PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology
      • PSYC 0317 - Applied Behavior Analysis
      • PSYC 0318 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relations and Communications
      • PSYC 0320 - Psychometrics: Psychological Tests and Measurements
      • PSYC 0322 - Theories of Counseling

      Capstone Experience - 3 Credits

      Choose 1 of the following options with advisement

      • PSYC 0333 - Practicum in Psychology
      • Advanced Special Topics Seminars (e.g. History & Systems, Advanced Developmental Psychology, etc...) Credits: 3
      • PSYC 0351 - Emotion
      • Honors Thesis as a member of the Honors program Credits: 3

      Electives in Psychology - 6 credits

      2, 200 or 300-level psychology courses with advisement.

        Total 39 Psychology credits

         

          CORE Lab Science - 4 Credits

           

          • BIOL 0104 - Human Biology or
          • BIOL 0106 - Biology Today or
          • Department approved substitution Credits: 4

          Additional Graduation Requirements

          All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

            Clubs & Organizations

            Psychology Club

            The purpose of the Psychology Club is to foster an active interest in Psychology through various activities.

            Psychology Club Constitution

            Psi Chi - WSU Chapter

            International Honor Society in Psychology. Building relationships that advance psychology.

            Psi Chi