Department of Psychology Mission Statement
The WSU Department of Psychology provides undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge of human behavior, cognition, and the brain along with skills for critical thinking and communication, skills needed to best prepare them for successful careers in fields ranging from human resources, human factors, biomedical research, and mental health to hospitality, management, and sales. We accomplish this by educating students about the science and practice of psychology in inclusive and supportive environments in the classroom and research labs and through hands-on experience in applied settings.
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 psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognition and perception.
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.