Department of Psychology


Welcome! The Department of Psychology offers a science-based program emphasizing sound methodology and theory along with applying and testing theory against practical problems of everyday life. We offer B.A., B.S., several concentrations, and a minor at the undergraduate level as well as a Ph.D. in Human Factors/Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Our faculty also participates in the Neuroscience track of Wright State's interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program and in the interdisciplinary graduate program in Technology-Based Learning with Disabilities, which is supported by an NSF:IGERT award. We invite you to explore this website further to learn more about our programs. Let us know if you have any questions.

We cover the full range of psychology at the undergraduate level. The B.A. degree provides a broad survey of Psychology as both a science and a field of practice. The B.S. degree is designed specifically to prepare students to pursue graduate work in Psychology and other fields. Our undergraduates have gone on to be successful in clinical and experimental psychology graduate programs, as well as in a wide range of other fields – including neuroscience, medicine, and law. Through our honors program, undergraduate students are able to actively collaborate with faculty on original research projects. Many of these students have the opportunity to present their research at professional conferences and to co-author publications with our faculty.

Our graduate program in Human Factors and Industrial/Organizational Psychology is a research-based program that requires both a Masters thesis and a Ph.D. dissertation. Students are encouraged to direct their research to topics related to the performance effectiveness of both individuals and organizations. Graduate students can major in either Human Factors or Industrial/Organizational Psychology and must minor in the other. The program is designed so that students will be prepared to pursue research careers in either academic or applied/industrial settings.