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Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Stephanie Stein

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Central Washington University's Department of Psychology provides online and face-to-face learning opportunities and experiences through which undergraduate and graduate students develop an understanding of the perspectives, content, methodology, and technology of the science of human and nonhuman behavior and mental processes.


Psychologists dedicate themselves to understanding thought and behavior. These broad areas are studied through developmental, biological, clinical, cognitive and social methods. As you become more knowledgeable of psychological principles, you will better understand your friends, family, coworkers, society at large and yourself!

Why this program?

At Central students enjoy small classes with professors who place a premium on teaching and individualized attention. That mentorship defines face-to-face classes as well as our online program, among the top 30 online psychology bachelor’s degree programs in the nation for 2015.


Why psychology at CWU?

As one student put it: “One of the best things about Central is our smaller classrooms and being able to get know your professors more and learn from them. Central is all about mentorship."

The study of psychology prepares graduates for careers in business, counseling, human resources, law and law enforcement, market and opinion research, and psychiatry to name a few.

CWU psychology majors have learned more about the field and earned credit through a variety of internships at the Department of Social and Health Services, juvenile justice centers, charities, child services programs, school districts, counseling clinics, youth centers and nursing homes.

The field of psychology helps you understand yourself and other people. Insight into human feelings, behaviors, and motivation supports numerous professions.

Because the field of psychology offers tremendous diversity in terms of the ways in which behavior is studied, CWU helps you tailor many of your course selections to fit with your career plans.

Students learn scientific methods and develop analytical thinking that makes them an excellent candidate for many professions as well as for graduate study.

Connect with CWU psychology

Psychology programs are offered in person and online at CWU, which allows you to choose the best path for you. Please reach out to us if you'd like more information.

Hands-on Learning

Psychology students engage in their field and in campus life through psychology clubs and programs, including:

Video Gallery

Lessons from the Zombie Brain

What can we learn from zombie brains? CWU psychology professor Ralf Greenwald teaches neuroscience to undergraduates by examining zombie behavior and relating it to brain function.

Points of Pride

Central’s online psychology degree program was named a top 30 online psychology bachelor’s degree program in the nation for 2015.

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