Department of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Why Choose the Psychology Program?

As you pursue a B.A. in psychology at Wright State University, you will learn about diverse topics and develop valuable skills including applying psychological theory, communicating effectively, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting statistical information.

There are currently over 80 different areas in psychology, each with diverse and exciting opportunities. You can consider applying your  B.A. in psychology to the arts, business management, conflict mediation, consulting, counseling/therapy, criminal justice, education, engineering, human resources, government, marketing, the military, public service, rehabilitation, sales, social policy, sports, and many others.

Careers and Salaries

Psychology involves uncovering the factors that underlie the behaviors of both human and animals. These factors can include genes, personality, cognitive operations (thinking), and interpersonal and situational dynamics. Understanding these factors can help enrich performance, physical health, creativity, and group behavior.  To view a list of careers you can pursue with a degree in psychology, along with average salaries by degree type, click here.

For more information about entry-level and advanced careers in psychology, visit

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


You must apply for admission to Wright State University. For admission into the Department of Psychology, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of PSY 1010 or equivalent college-level Introductory psychology course with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Earn at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA), including transfer courses.
  • Successful completion of at least 15 semester credit hours of college-level coursework. This includes transfer credit hours and credit for Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

For more information about the undergraduate program in psychology, call the department at 937-775-2391 or visit 335 Fawcett Hall.