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.

  • 1-on-1

    skills-based courses are kept small 

  • Prep

    for any career path
    working with others 

  • Opportunities 

    for research, teaching,
    assistant, and internship


Requirements for Psychology Majors

Psychology majors must complete a minimum of 21 credits in the Department at Westfield State University.

Required Courses - 12 Credits

Content Courses - 18 Credits

Capstone Experience - 3 Credits

Electives in Psychology - 6 credits

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

Department Assessment Post-Test

CORE Lab Science - 4 Credits

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge Base
  2. Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking
  3. Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
  4. Communication
  5. Professional Development
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