​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

As a student in CMU's psychology program, you’ll learn to better understand, appreciate and, sometimes, predict behavior. You’ll study and conduct cutting-edge research in modern laboratories and training facilities.

Learn from nationally and internationally renowned faculty who offer personalized instruction and mentorship in research. Choose from courses in behavior analysis, clinical interviewing, health psychology, psychology and law, psychological testing, sports psychology and studies in personality.

Points of Pride

Central Michigan University has the only psychology program in Michigan with an accelerated plan that enables students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in experimental psychology in five years.

Put Your Degree to Work

For More Information

Visit the psychology website​ or contact:

Department of Psychology
Sloan Hall 101
Email: psy@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3001​

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Psychology Major

This major is also offered via Global Campus/CMU Online. The Psychology Major is extremely flexible and is appropriate for anyone interested in psychology, regardless of post-graduation plans including graduate school. The Psychology Major requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of PSY courses. Two additional concentrations are available (Mental Health Psychology and Business Psychology) that each require 36 credit hours.
Total: 30 semester hours
Required Courses I
(9 hours)
PSY 100
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 285
Research Methods
PSY 385
Applications of Research Methods
Required Courses II
(3 hours)
Note: Students who have already taken BIO 500 Biological Statistics (3) or HSC 544 Biostatistics (3) and received a grade of "C" or better in the course may substitute the requirement for PSY 211. In that case, an additional three (3) hours of Psychology must be taken.
Introduction to Psychological Statistics
Psychology Electives
(18 hours)
Select 18 hours of PSY electives.