Department of Psychology

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 Master’s 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’s 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.

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

Smart move, SMART student

A SMART scholarship will support Sasha Willis's pursuit of a Ph.D. in human factors and industrial/organizational psychology through Wright State's Eye Movement and Motion Psychophysics Lab.

Michal Kraszpulski honored with Wright State’s 2022 International Education Award

Michal Kraszpulski, a lecturer of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology and psychology, will be recognized for his work with the Ambassador and Collaborative Online International Learning programs.

Fall 2022 class notes

Meet two outstanding alumni who are featured in the fall 2022 issue of the Wright State University Magazine.

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