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Psychological Sciences and Psychology at WKU

What You Need to Know:
Psychology and Psychological Sciences at WKU

"Our goal is make sure that everyone understands that psychology is the science of behavior, cognition and emotion. Everyone should recognize psychology as a STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) discipline. Everyone should associate psychologist with scientist."  

--Stephen Breckler, Ph.D., APA Science Directorate

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WKU now has two departments with programs in psychology. The creation of the Department of Psychological Sciences in November 2013, brings WKU into better alignment with the American Psychological Association's vision for the future of psychology. 

Here are some key features of the two departments:


Psychological Sciences Department

Ogden College of Science & Engineering

Bachelor of Science degree

(BS in Psychological Science)

Courses have PSYS prefix

Psychology Department

College of Education

Bachelor of Arts degree

(BA in Psychology)

Courses have PSY prefix


For more information about programs, faculty and courses in the Department of Psychological Sciences, please see the list of links in the right sidebar. 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14