Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Read the Psychology Faculty Action Steps in Response to Black Students Organizations Statements 


The Department of Psychology at Western Washington University     offers undergraduate programs of study that provide a solid foundation in the concepts and methods of psychology, as well as courses and programs for students in many of the more specialized areas of this large and exciting field.

Graduate programs are offered in three areas: Experimental, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling.

The Department of Psychology also includes the Center for Cross-Cultural Research and the Western Institute for Social Research, and participates in an Interdisciplinary Behavioral Neuroscience program.

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Winter '22 New Major Info Session

Preparing to apply in 2021-22? Join us for a program overview including declaration, ideal course selection, getting involved, and how to stay on track toward graduation.

Join us Thurs, 1/13, 4-5PM via Zoom


Winter '22 Major Application

Available Tuesday, Jan 18 @ 8:30AM through Friday, Jan 28 @ 5PM

Apply in a Few Easy Steps:

1. Finalize and Submit Your Application

2. Complete the Major Application Quiz

Unable to access the Major Quiz? Self-Enroll Here

3. Currently enrolled in PSY 203? Submit a Major Application Exception

Completed PSY 301 and meet all other pre-reqs? Declare the 2020-21 Major.

Planning to apply in a future quarter? Review the 2021-22 Major Application Schedule