Psychology, B.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology will receive an education aligned with recommendations from the American Psychological Association.  This well-rounded program introduces students to a variety of courses that balance scientific foundations with practical knowledge and vocational opportunities. This allows our graduates a wide range of possible career paths. Our alumni include counselors, clinical psychologists, industrial/organizational psychologists and neuroscientists.

Students gain practical knowledge in courses like Intro to the Profession of Psychology, which allows them to learn about possible careers by visiting worksites. Students can also gain internship experience through the practicum course.

As with all programs at Wayland, our class sizes are small and faculty seek out a personal connection with their students. A number of our faculty maintain an active practice in the community, offering a wealth of practical experience and connections.

Along with the core curriculum, students should expect a degree plan which requires 33 hours in their major field of study, 27 of which must be upper-division. A maintained major GPA of at least a 3.0 will allow for automatic admission into WBU’s M.A. in Counseling program.


A Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology requires 124 semester hours. A total of 34 hours in psychology are required, 27 must be upper-level.

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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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Organizations -Psi Chi

  • Psi Chi is the national honors society in psychology, open to students interested in advancing the field of psychology.
  • Students can submit papers for publication through the society, and receive benefits such as scholarships and grants.
  • To qualify, students must be majoring or minoring in psychology, have completed at least 9 semester credit hours in psychology courses, have at least a 3.0 GPA in all psychology courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.


  • Military Psychologist
  • Child psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Cognitive psychologist
  • Consumer psychologist
  • Counseling psychologist
  • Developmental psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • School psychologist
  • Rehabilitation psychologist

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences Events

February 24, 2021

Chapel - Dananai Gardner, R...

ChapelSpeaker - Dananai Gardner, Racism in America More details to come, please check email.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

February 26, 2021

Clinical Teaching first rot...

Clinical Teaching
All Day Plainview Campus

March 1, 2021

Clinical Teaching Second ro...

Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
All Day Plainview Campus

March 3, 2021

Chapel - Willson Lectures

ChapelWillson Lectures - speaker, Ernie Stevens More details to come, please check email for further information.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 5, 2021

Midterm Deficiency Reports...

Midterm deficience reports are due.
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 10, 2021

Chapel - Creation Care

ChapelCreation Care
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 11, 2021

Third of Four Tuition and F...

Third of four (4) tuition and fees payments due for Spring 2021 Term
All Day Plainview Campus

March 17, 2021

Chapel - David Foster - Bib...

ChapelDavid Foster - Biblical Character, Samson
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 19, 2021

Last Day to Officially Drop...

Today is the last day to officially drop or withdraw with a "W".Be sure to see the University Registrar's office for details on what paperwork need...
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 21, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session registration ends.
All Day All Wayland Campuses

March 22, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session begins.
All Day All Wayland Campuses

March 24, 2021

No Class Day - Face-to-face...

No class dayFace-to-face classes will not meetOffices will be open
All Day Plainview Campus