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College of the Sciences

Psychology Major

There are two options for completing a major in psychology.

  • The 45-credit major requires a student to also complete a minor or a second major in some other subject.  The 45-credit major is intended for students interested in combining a background in psychology with fields such as social work, family studies, business, forensics, primate behavior, and other fields in which training in behavioral science would be useful.
  • The 60-credit major leads to a bachelor’s degree without a minor or second major. It is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology.

The two majors are very similar.  The 60-credit major includes PSY363: Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods as well as more elective credits.  A psychology advisor can discuss your academic and career goals and help you choose the appropriate major.

Please bring a completed application form for the psychology major to the psychology department secretary in PSY 421.  The office will then assign you an advisor.  A signed form from your advisor is required for program registration.

Please can also contact the department office at 509-963-2381 to ask questions about how to make an appointment with an advisor.

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