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. 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!
Congratulations to Ginny Pfohl on her retirement after 34 years at WKU.
Student Appreciation Day
Dr. Qin Zhao and Will Corley presenting their research at APS. — in San Francisco, CA
Research assistants in Dr. Redifer's Attention & Memory Lab code data from an ongoing creativity study

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 Bachelor of Arts major (31 hours) or minor in Psychology:

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

Our B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) offers flexibility and versatility in opportunities to combine our degree with other programs on campus. We prepare 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. can be completed at WKU's Main Campus, the Glasgow campus, or the Elizabethtown campus.

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

There are more than 500 Psychology majors at WKU, making it one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus. Our graduate programs also rank in the top 5 at WKU in full-time student enrollment. 

Please contact us to learn more about the Department of Psychology at Western Kentucky University. We are located on the 3rd floor of Gary Ransdell Hall in the College of Education and Behavioral Science.1


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 7/1/14