Wayne State University's Department of Psychology provides a broad spectrum of undergraduate education that prepares students for graduate study in psychology, or other related fields. A major in psychology also can prepare students for medical school, business school, and law school. We have a dynamic, dedicated faculty with wide ranging interests and active research programs in almost all areas of modern psychology.

The Psychology Department is composed of over 40 full-time faculty and a wealth of supporting part-time faculty. The Department is strengthened by an instructional specialist, a computer specialist, several post-doctoral research assistants, full-time staff, and numerous student assistants. The Department has facilities for research and applied work in several buildings on campus.

The Psychology Department typically receives $3 to 4 million in grants and contracts annually, with many opportunities for undergraduates to receive research training. We currently have more that 200 graduate students and countless undergraduates conducting research. These students attend seminars and colloquia, submit research grants, travel to professional meetings, and publish in scholarly journals.



Apply today to the College of Liberal Arts and sciences to get started on your Psychology major here at Wayne State. If you are planning on transferring to Wayne State from another university or community college, be sure to check out the Admissions transfer page for information on how to get the process started and to meet with a Psychology Academic Advisor for the plan of work. Click here to view the community college transfers plans.

Prospective Transfer Students: please read this document first.


Academic Advising

It is important to meet with an Academic Advisor to explain the Psychology plan of work and assist with a General Education degree audit. Information can be found on the Psychology Academic Advising page about scheduling an appointment, the Psychology Information Meeting and more.

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Campus Resources

Please click here to access a document with information on various campus resources.


Career and Graduate School Options

What can you do with a Psychology degree? Learn more about career and graduate school options in Psychology.



Wayne State offers a large number and variety of undergraduate courses covering many areas of Psychology. Check out the class scheduleto see what classes are currently being offered.


Major, Minor, and Departmental Honors Requirements

Learn about the Psychology major requirements and the declaration process

Learn about the General Psychology or Health Psychology minor.

Learn about the Psychology Honors Program.


Policy on Academic Dishonesty 

The Department of Psychology is committed to maintaining an environment of academic integrity and will respond to all known cases of academic dishonesty forcefully. Students are responsible for reading and understanding the University policy on Cheating and Plagiarism as set forth in the Undergraduate Bulletin.


Psychology Mass Advising Session & Information Meeting

Prospective and current WSU students who are considering majoring or minoring in psychology should attend to learn about the major and opportunities within the field.  It is also helpful for individuals who are considering pursuing psychology as a second career and/or graduate studies. Meetings will cover psychology major requirements, information about graduate school, research experience, volunteer experience, the GRE, career resources, tips for success and much more. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory for all psychology majors.  Students are encouraged to attend as soon as possible.

RSVP for an information meeting.


Psychology Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved in the life of the Department by getting involved in one or more of these student organizations.   


Research Opportunities and Travel Support

Student are encouraged to explore and participate in Undergraduate Psychology research opportunities.



Wayne State University Scholarships

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarships

Psychology Distinguished Achievement Award

Tuition and Fee Calculator


Undergraduate Psychology Calendar

Want to know about exciting events in the Department of Psychology? Check out the Undergraduate Psychology calendar.

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