Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

On-Campus & Online

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Earn Your Psychology Degree at UW

Psychology is a complex field. Likewise, earning a bachelor of science in psychology means understanding the complexities of human behavior and culture from a variety of perspectives: biological, cognitive, clinical, developmental and social psychological.

The psychology program at UW teaches students to understand human behavior from biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscientific and social psychological perspectives. Students will graduate the program prepared for a range of careers or to pursue an advanced degree in psychology or related fields.

About the B.S. in Psychology Program

The study of psychology provides invaluable insight into human behavior and the mind.

Going to college for psychology is a rewarding and exciting endeavor — and UW is here to support you on your journey.

The UW psychology program equips students to understand humans, and their behavior, on a deeper level. Aside from rigorous psychology coursework, students complete courses in STEM, biology, statistics and communication. This ensures UW graduates are well-rounded and ready for their future career path. 

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Completing a B.S. in psychology requires a minimum of 33 semester hours — and may not exceed 60 hours in psychology. Of these, 18 hours must be at the 3000 level or above. These upper-division courses must also be taken from at least two different members of the psychology department faculty.

Students who have an established UW GPA and who wish to change their major to psychology, or to add psychology as a major, must have a UW GPA of 2.5 or higher.

For graduation, students must receive a C or better in all courses taken to satisfy department requirements.

Psychology courses taken 15 or more years ago will not be used to satisfy degree requirements.

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What can you do with a Psychology bachelor's degree?

Psychology is a broad field that can be applied in many industries. Many of our graduates go on to make an impact in their field and/or pursue additional education.

Psychology Careers

Here are some common psychology careers with a bachelors:

  • Hospital or private practice administrator
  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and sales
  • Product design
  • Educator
  • Non-profit and government settings

A bachelors in psychology will prepare you for graduate education, opening up careers that include:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • School counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • School psychologist
  • Data science and consulting


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Notable Psychology Alumni Employers

  • CVS Health
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Colorado
  • National Jewish Health
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Stockton University
  • EDCare
  • LIV Health
  • Self Employed
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Psychology Program Highlights

The psychology program at UW prepares students for a variety of careers in the field of psychology. Students learn classic and contemporary empirical approaches to understanding human behavior. This degree program gives students the opportunity to explore exciting subdisciplines within the field, including biological, physiological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscientific, and social psychology.

The degree also offers strong training in how to conduct scientific research and statistical analyses for those planning to pursue advanced degrees in the field.

Online Learning

The Psychology Department is pleased to offer students the opportunity to receive their B.S. in psychology online.


Outstanding Faculty

UW prides itself on having experienced, supportive faculty. The Department of Psychology is no exception. Students have access to professors with real-world experience and advanced degrees in their field.


Student Opportunities

Psychology students can take their degree to the next level by participating in on-campus activities. These opportunities include:

Participating in research studies
Psi-Chi (psychology club)
Conducting research as an assistant or through independent study




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Department of Psychology

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6303