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Psychology Department

Why Psychology?

Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. Psychology majors / minors, as well as those studying psychology within numerous academic programs, have the flexibility to learn neuroscience, social behavior, animal behavior, human development, applied counseling, behavior analysis, and more. Faculty expertise in these disciplines provide diverse viewpoints for students. What faculty share is the commitment to scientific inquiry. Our curriculum covers theory, research, and applied skills that encourage students to develop critical thinking, inquiry and reasoning. We also share the value of a supportive learning environment, where students challenge themselves in exploring different perspectives and ideas, toward developing transferable skills for a variety of careers. Many of our students continue their education in graduate school and others immediately enter the workforce. Employers are looking for people who are flexible, imaginative, and critical thinkers with strong interpersonal and communication skills. We are social justice allies, committed to justice and equity, with our faculty, staff, and students engaged in scholarship, activism, and continuing education towards this goal. Our students have experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as independent research, teaching assistantship, internship, practicum, and psychology club. The department is committed to excellence in scholarship in psychological science and to encouraging the application of psychology to other domains and for the betterment of society.


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Department Announcements

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Some areas graduates work in are:

  • Business and industry
  • Community and public relations
  • Health and human services
  • Teaching

Clubs & Organizations

  • Psychology Club

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

  • Psi Chi - WSU Chapter

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

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