Future students: Undergraduate admissions

Psychology Major Information Meeting

Future and current WSU students considering studying psychology should attend this meeting to learn about the major and opportunities within the field. Meetings will cover psychology major requirements, information about graduate school, research experience, volunteer experience, the GRE, career resources, tips for success and much more. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory for all psychology majors, so attend as soon as possible.

RSVP for an information meeting

Academic advising

It's important to meet with an academic advisor to explain the psychology plan of work and assist with your general education degree audit.


Learn more about financial aid and scholarships available.

Applying as a transfer student

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 an academic advisor for the plan of work.

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You'll want to familiarize yourself with the psychology major requirements, WSU general education requirements and degree requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please note that degree requirements are determined based on your first semester at WSU, so these requirements may change between now and the date you begin as a new student at WSU.

About transfer credits

The psychology major requires approximately 38 total psychology credits, including at least 20 psychology credits completed at Wayne State. For that reason, we recommend that students avoid taking more than 18 psychology credits at another institution prior to transferring to Wayne State. All college-level classes from regionally accredited colleges with a grade of 2.0 (C) or above will transfer. There are no specific limits to the number of transfer credits. Transfer students will be required to meet the university, college and departmental residency requirements.

The transfer credit course equivalency tool will help you identify if/how your credits will transfer to Wayne State and transfer plans can help you to identify which classes at your institution will fulfill WSU general education requirements (transfer plans are only available for Michigan community colleges). If you're transferring from a Michigan community college, the best and most efficient way to complete your general education requirements is to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements prior to transferring to Wayne State. Contact your community college advisor to discuss MTA and how you can complete it.

Next steps

We encourage you to visit campus or request more information from an advisor. The Transfer Student Success Center provides many resources to transfer students, including unofficial transcript evaluations, referrals to relevant campus offices and the Transfer Warrior Community group.

Ready to apply?

Submit an application for admission as soon as possible to receive maximum consideration for Transfer Merit Scholarships.

I'm admitted! Now what?

Schedule a transfer student orientation. Academic advisors will meet with you during orientation to help you select your first-semester classes. Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript, including any courses in progress, to your orientation and/or your individual academic advising appointment.

You may schedule an individual advising appointment once you have been admitted to WSU and have had your transfer credits evaluated.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! If you have any further questions after reviewing all the information provided above and after attending the Psychology Major Information Meeting, please contact psychologyadvising@wayne.edu.