The Department of Psychology offers access to three unique minors that incorporate psychological principles. To learn more about each minor please select from the dropdown menu.

The minor in psychology is comprised of a minimum of 24 credits, 50% of which must be completed at Western Washington University. Students who plan to utilize a psychology minor for graduate school applications should plan to complete PSY 101, 210, 230, 240, 250, and research methods.

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

The User Experience Design Minor program is currently not accepting new students. For further information contact the Engineering and Design Department, Western Washington University, Ross Engineering, 516 High St., Bellingham, WA 98225.

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 minor is intended only for industrial design, psychology, marketing, design and computer science majors only.

Declare a Minor


To declare or drop a minor in psychology please complete Section I of the Minor Declaration and Change Form and forward to, see the Signatures & Attachments box.

Please note: Minor degree evaluation is a separate process.

Sport Psychology

To learn more about declaring a sport psychology minor please contact Dr.

User Experience Design

To learn more about declaring a UX design minor please contact Dr.