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Our Department's Mission

Central Washington University's Department of Psychology provides 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. Undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students for life-long learning and advanced study in psychology, as well as providing professional preparation for careers in research, business, industry, education, and social service. The department is a major participant in the general education and undergraduate teacher education sequences of the university and provides selected courses for other majors and programs as appropriate to the discipline. Specialized master's degrees are available in experimental psychology, school psychology, school counseling, and mental health counseling. The graduate professional preparation programs have a particular emphasis on helping students develop the competencies and identity of the mental health counselor, school counselor, or school psychologist.