College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

By studying the science of behavior and mental processes that determine behavior, you’ll learn how to apply the accumulated knowledge of psychology to solve practical problems in clinical and counseling environments.


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Doctorate
  • Minor


  • Consistently ranked one of the top programs in the nation 
  • Participate in the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Symposium, where you can present your original research to the public 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty or start your own independent research 
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities


With a Psychology degree, you can work in:  

  • Mental health and social services 
  • Alcohol and substance abuse counseling 
  • Human resources and management 
  • Public relations  
  • Business management, sales, market research, and advertising 
  • Teaching and research 
  • Community and non-profit organizations

Transfer Students

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You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


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Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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  • Tri-Cities
  • Global Campus (Online)


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