The Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The psychology curriculum is structured to meet the needs of four types of students interested in majoring in psychology: students who plan to find employment after obtaining the bachelor's degree, students who plan to go to graduate school in psychology or a related field, students who plan to enter a field other than psychology that requires further formal training and students who have a general interest in psychology.

Students interested in attending law school can also take advantage of the Oakland University - Wayne State University Law School 3+3 program which allows students to earn an undergraduate degree (Psychology, B.A. or B.S.) and a law degree (J.D.) in a minimum of six years.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Market Research Analyst

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    Probation Officer

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    Training and Development Manager

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    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Behavioral Sciences Specialist
    • Criminologist
    • Psychiatrist
    • School Psychologist