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Program Overview

CWU's 45-credit Psychology major is intended to prepare students for graduate school and/or careers in fields such as clinical and community psychology, social work, family studies, business, forensics, primate behavior, and other fields for which training in behavioral science would be useful. Students in the 45-credit major are required to complete either a minor or a double major. To apply for the program, please complete the online application, which may be accessed via this link:

Program Requirements

I. Prerequisites
Prior to gaining entrance to the Psychology major, one must earn a C (2.0) or higher in Psychology 101. The student must also have earned a 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA. Additionally, a math course in finite mathematics, statistics, or precalculus as well as an Introduction to Biology or Anatomy class are highly recommended elements of a general education program likely to support the student's success in the major. To check if a course taken outside of the university will fulfill one of these classes, please check your previous institution's course equivalencies here:

Admissions Requirements

I. Apply to CWU

Apply for admission to Central Washington University online at

If you meet CWU’s general education requirements through a community college direct transfer agreement (DTA), bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any state accredited college or university please submit official electronic or hard copy transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended to Admissions.

II. Apply to the major
Once admitted and fully matriculated to the university, you may apply to the online major by completing the online form located on the web: Applicants will typically receive a response within 3-5 business days. Applications are reviewed through the last full days of classes for admission in the subsequent quarter.


Psychology 2017 Printable PDF

For complete program curriculum, visit CWU's online catalog at