Department of Psychology

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degrees

Wright State’s undergraduate degree in psychology offers you a solid foundation in theory, research methodology, statistics, and scientific writing. There are also many opportunities for you to get involved in scientific research with our distinguished faculty members in our state-of-the-art research facilities.  An undergraduate psychology degree at Wright State is not in liberal arts but in Wright State’s College of Science and Mathematics, placing it alongside other scientific disciplines (physics, biological sciences, chemistry, etc.)

The Psychology department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.)  or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) as well as a minor in Psychology. If interested in the B.S., you may also choose among four concentrations: clinical psychologyindustrial/organizational psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognition and perception.

Graduate Degrees

You can pursue graduate work in Human Factors and Industrial Organizational Psychology.  We offer a non-thesis Master of Science that is course-based and can be completed in one year.  This program is identified as the Human Performance and Effectiveness concentration.  We also offer a traditional Master of Science that includes a thesis as well as a doctorate (Ph.D) that follows the thesis-based M.S.  You can choose to major in Industrial Organizational Psychology or Human Factors though you take courses in both areas.

Success Stories

Zara Qureshi

“I am majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish. I love learning about the human mind and have had a great academic experience at Wright State. I am passionate about helping others and plan to attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in an area of psychology.”

Jasmine Spradley

“As far back as I can remember in elementary school, I was told that Wright State would be a great college for me because of its accessibility, price, and location. Because of the convenience of the tunnels and the university’s dedication to students with disabilities, I knew that adapting to the campus would be easy.”

Department News

Wright State University Foundation awards Students First Fund grants

Ten projects selected for the fifth year of Students First funding
The 10 projects that will receive Students First Fund grants will have far-reaching impacts on the Dayton and Lake campuses.

Lake Campus named a Best Accredited College for associate degree in psychology

Lake Campus’ Associate of Arts in Psychology offers a broad range of psychology courses that help students determine which area of psychology they would like to pursue.

Lake Campus stresses importance of student research opportunities

When Josh Ricker, a psychology instructor at the Lake Campus, began to notice a lack of research opportunities for his students, he decided that something needed to be done.

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