Psychology Programs

There are 2 options for Psychology majors.


Students interested in psychology but do not want to complete a full major may be interested in pursuing a psychology minor

You can declare a major or minor or change options at any time by visiting the Psychology Office in Phelps Hall 231. Talk to your faculty advisor about your options and possible minors.

View the Psychology Minor Map (PDF).

Careers & Graduate School

Most people don’t just change jobs, but they change careers multiple times during their lives. That’s why we provide students with a wealth of skills and knowledge that they can apply to many different occupations. 

Psychology students gain skills that are relevant to many fields and industries such as: 

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Information gathering and synthesis skills
  • Research and statistical skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ethics and values 

A minor or second major can also greatly enhance your career options.

WSU has a good track record of getting students into graduate programs. Roughly 50% of our graduates go on to some form of graduate school. 

Common areas of graduate study include:

  • Counseling or Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology
  • School Counseling or Educational/School Psychology
  • Social Work

WSU Psychology graduates have gone on to a wide variety of successful careers with employers ranging from government to private businesses to institutions of higher education. Here are some recent graduates’ job titles, employers, and graduate schools they’ve attended. 

Contact the Psychology Department
Psychology Department
Phelps Hall 231

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4pm

John Johanson
Department Chair


Email John Johanson
Mary Deering
Office Manager


Email Mary Deering