Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

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Students learn about vision and dexterity losses associated with aging in Ms. Ginny Pfohl's class.
Psychology students learn about measurement from Dr. Steve Wininger.
Educational Psychology students challenge one another to a quiz bowl for Dr. Ronda Talley.
Dr. Bill Pfohl and Ms. Ginny Pfohl were selected to be a part of a WKU faculty exchange to Ecuador in May 2014 as part of the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar. They will visit Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), and other historical and educational locations. See the Psychology program for the university.
Dr. Lisa Duffin at Science Night at the Louisville Science Museum teaching local math and science teachers as part of GSKyTeach.
Congratulations to undergraduate psychology student Casey Fortney, winner of the REACH Week Conference Award for Poster Session I-Honors Session IV!

Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Western Kentucky University. We are a student-centered department that offers those pursuing the  31-hour B.A. or 21 hour minor in Psychology:

  • quality teaching,
  • mentoring for research experiences and
  • engagement in the community.

Our B.A. offers greater flexibility and versatility in opportunities to combine our degree with other programs on campus. It prepares the student for work life or for graduate school. Our goal is for you to acquire useful skills broadly applicable across many life paths.

The B.A. is available for completion at the Glasgow campus.

We also offer high quality graduate degrees that prepare students for licensing and professional careers: an M.A. degree in clinical and an Ed.S. in school psychology.  Our graduates have a decade long track record of passing the national licensing exams.

Psychology is among the largest undergraduate majors at Western, with approximately 500 students, and is the fifth largest graduate program in full-time students. We are the oldest department1 addressing psychology at WKU and are located on the 3rd floor of Gary Ransdell Hall in the College of Education and Behavioral Science.

Please contact us to learn more about the Department of Psychology at Western Kentucky University.


1 In 2013 a new department of Psychological Sciences was created in the Ogden College of Science and Technology. They offer a B.S. in Psychological Sciences and a number of M.S. degrees. Use the link under the home page (above left) to review their offerings.

 Last Modified 4/21/14