Bachelor of Science in Psychology

From day one you’ll be provided with a strong and rigorous foundation, preparing you with the knowledge, skills and expertise in psychology. If you enjoy understanding the roots of human behavior and mental processes, our integrated approach will prepare you for a career in psychology. In fact, 92% of general psychology graduates are employed full or part time – or continuing their education within three months of graduation.

  • Flexible program

    Both in-person and online options available

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Program overview

Our psychology program allows you to better understand how humans think, act and feel. The flexibility offered in our program will help prepare you for a variety of career paths in which an understanding of psychology would be beneficial.

After graduating, you will be able to:

  • Help people adopt behaviors and structure environments that will increase their longevity, performance and quality of life.
  • Resolve complex emotional issues and develop solutions to real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate sound analytical skills using a scientific approach to learn about behavior and mental life.

Through our program, you will have opportunities to engage in undergraduate research and work with professionals in your field of interest. Faculty support, along with academic and career advising, will help you make smart choices for your future.

Fast facts

Formats: in-person or online

Credits required: 32 (of 122 credits)

Minimum overall GPA: 2.0

Beyond the classroom

Our program will allow you to gain real-world experience. As a psychology student, you will have the option to complete a field study, participate in practicum opportunities, or work in a lab setting that will provide you with the opportunity to apply what you've learned in a realistic setting. Western Michigan University's Department of Psychology also offers many opportunities for you to help with research projects by participating as a subject or research assistant. You’ll also have the opportunity to join student organizations such as Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, or the Student Autism Alliance of Michigan.

Building tomorrow’s leaders

Designed with industry feedback, WMU's psychology program will prepare you for careers such as a counselor, psychologist, human resource specialist, teacher, caseworker and many more.

Career and student employment services is here to help you in your career planning. Dedicated career advisors will assist you with exploring career options, job and internship searches, interviewing, negotiating and more. Explore the many resources—both virtual and in person—available to you.

Recommended minors

WMU offers a variety of minors to fit your needs.

NOTE: Not all minors listed are available online. Please check with your advisor for the most up-to-date programming.

  • Success for a lifetime No matter your goals, our innovative educational approach – delivered by distinguished faculty in dynamic formats – gives you the foundation you need to succeed.

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