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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University offers the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The program is designed to offer a major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum and provide a foundation in concepts and principles for those planning to pursue graduate study.

The Department of Psychology's undergraduate program at Western Michigan University has a natural science orientation consistent with the contemporary definition of psychology as a science of behavior. This perspective, along with strong components dedicated to experimental and applied behavior analysis, has earned the department an international reputation.

High school students interested in psychology should pursue a well-balanced academic program that emphasizes writing and mathematical skills, with a broad foundation in the natural and social sciences.

Students planning to transfer to WMU should pursue the above academic areas along with basic psychology courses. Some psychology credits can be transferred to WMU from community colleges and other accredited institutions in partial fulfillment of a major or minor in psychology.