Department of Psychology


Studying the science of psychology provides a better understanding of human nature and of the behavior of oneself and others as individuals and as members of groups.

The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Science degree, and a Master of Applied Science degree in Human Factors and Usability Testing.

The goal of the Missouri Western psychology undergraduate program is to provide students with a foundation in the basic core methodologies and body of knowledge that constitute the science and to introduce the many applications of psychology. You will not learn to be a counselor, a researcher, a psychological test expert, or a specialist in any one area of psychology. You will, however, receive a broad education in psychology and the liberal arts that will prepare you for a lifetime of autonomous, continuous learning. You will be well prepared for on-the-job training or advanced study in psychology.