A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in psychology from Wichita State will give you useful insight into how humans think, feel, act—and interact. The degree is ideal for double majoring in pre-law, social work, business and sociology, and is excellent preparation for graduate school. Graduates find work in diverse settings from business and industry to education and the social sciences.

Psychology is also offered as part of the WSU at McConnell program.

Learn how psychology is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Students help create device that could detect driver drowsiness, make roads safer

Psychology students can gain real-life industry experience before graduation.

Drowsy driving injures and kills thousands of people in the United States each year. Alongside students in his Human Automation Interaction Lab, psychology professor Jibo He has taken on the task of helping change that.

Students are learning real-life industry skills as they work with He to develop a device that could alert drowsy drivers and avoid potential accidents. The hope is that this device will make the roads safer.


To complete the BA in psychology, you'll take 31 credit hours of psychology courses, including 15 hours you'll select based on your interests and career goals.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major. 


A degree in psychology from Wichita State is excellent preparation for graduate study and for careers in diverse settings—from health care to human resources.

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