The Psychology program at WSU Vancouver is home to the B.S. in Psychology degree as well as the B.A. in Social Science: Personnel Psychology/Human Resource degree. Psychology provides a solid background for a wide range of careers, such as government service, human resources, education, sales, and service or health industries. Some graduates go on to further education to qualify for clinical practice and research.

In addition, at WSU Vancouver you have opportunities that are seldom available to psychology students at larger public universities. Classes are smaller and more personal, and faculty members welcome undergraduates to participate in current research projects. You’ll also have opportunities to gain practical experience in the field through community internships.

The curriculum emphasizes breadth of knowledge. In addition to core courses in statistics and research methodology, you select courses in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, social and organizational psychology, and clinical/counseling psychology.

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from WSU Vancouver, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of psychology and apply them to real-world issues.
  • Think critically and creatively.
  • Design and conduct studies.
  • Communicate professionally.
  • Find and use relevant, credible and accurate references.
  • Understand and respect diversity.