Wayne State University's Department of Psychology provides a broad spectrum of undergraduate education that prepares students for graduate study in psychology, or other related fields. A major in psychology also can prepare students for medical school, business school, and law school. We have a dynamic, dedicated faculty with wide ranging interests and active research programs in almost all areas of modern psychology.

The Psychology Department is composed of over 40 full-time faculty and a wealth of supporting part-time faculty. The Department is strengthened by an instructional specialist, a computer specialist, several post-doctoral research assistants, full-time staff, and numerous student assistants. The Department has facilities for research and applied work in several buildings on campus.

The Psychology Department typically receives $3 to 4 million in grants and contracts annually, with many opportunities for undergraduates to receive research training. We currently have more that 200 graduate students and countless undergraduates conducting research. These students attend seminars and colloquia, submit research grants, travel to professional meetings, and publish in scholarly journals.



Apply today to the College of Liberal Arts and sciences to get started on your Psychology major here at Wayne State.



If you are planning on transferring to Wayne State from another university or community college, be sure to check out the Admissions transfer page for information on how to get the process started and to meet with a Psychology Academic Advisor for the plan of work. Click here to view the community college transfers plans.



It is important to meet with an Academic Advisor to explain the Psychology plan of work and assist with a General Education degree audit. Information can be found on the Psychology Academic Advising page about scheduling an appointment, the Psychology Information Meeting and more.



Learn how to declare Psychology as your major.

Learn how to declare a General Psychology or Health Psychology minor.



Wayne State offers a large number and variety of undergraduate courses covering many areas of Psychology. Check out the class schedule to see what classes are currently being offered.


Campus Resources

Please click here to access a document with information on various campus resources.


Four Year Plan of Work

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Future Options

What can you do with a Psychology degree? Learn more about career and graduate school options in Psychology.


Psychology Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved in the life of the Department by getting involved in one or more of these student organizations.   


Research Opportunities

Student are encouraged to explore and participate in Undergraduate Psychology research opportunities.


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