Degree Requirements for Majors and Minors

Students may earn a B.S. in Psychology,  B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience, or B.A. in Education (Elementary/Human Development), or a minor in Psychology or Sport Psychology.

B.S. IN PSYCHOLOGY

The Psychology Major Check List lists the graduation requirements.

PDF iconPsychology Requirements Checklist

B.S. IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE

The Department of Psychology participates in an Interdisciplinary Behavioral Neuroscience Major that provides students with the specialized preparation and technological sophistication critical for success in a variety of graduate training programs, including neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, mental health, and neurobiology; and health care, including medicine and dentistry. For those students who do not anticipate pursuing post-graduate education, the interdisciplinary behavioral neuroscience major provides an excellent platform for entry level positions in such areas as biomedical research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Visit the Interdisciplinary Behavioral Neuroscience program page for information on how to apply for the major, course listings, and graduation requirements.

PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT — ELEMENTARY, BAE

The Human Development — Elementary, BAE major provides a solid background in psychology but has fewer requirements for statistics and methods courses and seminars in psychology. The Elementary/Human Development major consists 59-60 credits. The major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education, and results in a K-8 elementary endorsement.  Your psychology advisor can answer questions about the Psychology major, but you will need an advisor in Education to answer questions such as "How do I apply to the College of Education," or "When do I do my student teaching?"

PDF iconHuman Development Major Checklist

MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

The Minor in Psychology is comprised of a minimum of 24 credits, 50% of which must be completed at Western Washington University.

Minor Requirements Checklist

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

This interdisciplinary program is designed to introduce students to the discipline of sport psychology. The minor emphasizes educational and behavioral approaches to sport psychology that can be applied in recreational, exercise, and athletic settings.

The sport psychology minor provides students with the behavioral knowledge and psychosocial educational techniques related to the psychosocial aspects of athletic, exercise, recreational and performance settings. This minor provides skills that will serve as preparation for incorporation of consideration and instructional techniques to enhance any human performance or health related field.

For declaration and advising information, please visit the Sport Psychology Minor page of the University Catalog.

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN MINOR

This holistic, multidisciplinary approach introduces the design of user interfaces for digital products, defining their form, behavior, and content. User experience design integrates interaction design, industrial design, information architecture, information design, visual interface design, user assistance design, and user-centered design, ensuring coherence and consistency across all of these design dimensions.

User experience design is a multidisciplinary profession that is still evolving and yet is in high demand. It is a combination of graphic design, industrial design, psychology, computer science and business. It requires big picture, strategic design skills, and the ability to design the very detailed interactions in interface. As such, good UX designers are in very short supply. This UX design minor is intended only for industrial design, psychology, marketing, design and computer science majors only.