Bachelor’s in Psychology

Are you fascinated by human behavior? Earn a psychology bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University! The versatile program gives you options for your future, whether you want to continue learning or apply your knowledge to another industry. You can customize your degree to your own interests and take courses in person or online—it's your choice.

Pride points

  • 94% of Department of Psychology graduates are working or continuing their education

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  • Flexible Earn your degree in person or online

  • 93% of graduates had one or more resume-worthy learning experiences

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What can I do with a B.S. in psychology from Western?

Prepare yourself for a variety of career paths with your undergraduate degree in psychology and well-planned use of electives.

We know how important experience-driven learning is to your education, so you will complete a field study or lab as part of the program. Western's Department of Psychology also offers many opportunities for you to help with research projects by participating as a research assistant or subject.

Students who have graduated with a bachelor's in psychology from WMU have gone on to build professional careers as:

  • Behavior analysts
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Behavior Technicians
  • Talent Acquisition Specialists

The organizations they work for include:

  • Centria Healthcare
  • Great Lakes Center for Autism and Treatment Research
  • Michigan House of Representatives
  • Oxford Recovery Center
  • Total Spectrum
  • Zoetis

Student quote

  • I was able to learn about my strengths, who I was as a person, what I was passionate about, and I realized that psychology was so much more of a better fit for me.

    Hawke Osterhout, B.S.'22 in psychology

What will I learn in psychology?

As a psychology major, you will gain experience-driven learning and clinical skills in general psychology, child psychology and experimental and applied behavior analysis, which has earned the department an international reputation. Our program has a natural-science orientation that emphasizes empirical evidence in relation to child development, abnormal behavior, workplace psychology, autism, forensic psychology, global sustainability, education, gerontology, neuroscience and more.

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Are scholarships available?

Yes. There are a variety of scholarships for psychology students based on academics and financial need.

What have other students achieved?

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