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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

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The Department of Psychology at Western Washington University offers 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.

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. 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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Self-enroll in the Psychology Interest Canvas course HERE

Winter '21 Pre-Major + Major Now Open

Pre-Major Application due by Friday, Jan 29 @5PM

Pre-Major Quiz due by Friday, Jan 29 @5PM

Major Declaration due Wednesday, Feb 10 @ 5PM

Advising Resources

Fall A&O Pre-major Presentation

Psychology Major Checklist

Human Development Major Checklist

Declaring a Psychology Major

Psychology Minor Checklist

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Contact Information

Mailing address:

Department of Psychology, Western Washington University

516 High Street, MS 9172

Bellingham, WA 98225-9172

Location: Academic Instruction Center 434

Phone: 360-650-3515; Fax: 360-650-7305


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