Students in WPI’s Psychological Science program examine the mind from various viewpoints to understand how people think and behave in different situations. 

Students learn about and engage in scientific research in classrooms and with faculty mentors in their research laboratories. The program’s interdisciplinary and global approach allows students to work closely with each other and faculty in a collaborative and encouraging atmosphere.  

Psychological Science is an excellent choice as a stand-alone major, second major, or minor. Whether a student’s interests are in psychology or a combination of psychology and another discipline (like computer science, biology, or robotics), the faculty helps make those connections so students have a fulfilling academic path.

The program’s graduates go on to careers in their area of interest such as health care, law, marketing, human resources, project management, engineering, or nonprofit work. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in psychology, education, social work, behavioral genetics, health care, and law.

Degrees & Certificates

Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD

Research Environments Offer Exciting Opportunities 

WPI’s research-intensive Psychological Sciences program gives students opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty and small teams to complete projects. Students and faculty from across disciplines share their knowledge and insights on projects that address real issues with lasting impact.

WPI-Led Study: Pregnant Women Facing Weight Stigma See Decreased Physical and Mental Health

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, assistant professor of psychology at WPI, explains how weight stigma, or fat-shaming, has negative effects on the mental and physical health of pregnant women, and women in the postpartum period.

Weight Stigma Study: What Fat-Shaming Does to Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Student Voices

Naomi Otoo

Naomi O.

Sophomore, BS in Biochemistry (Pre-Med)

Naomi's work in WPI's Quantitative Neurotechnology and Education Psychology labs gives her the problem-solving skills she'll need to excel as a surgeon.

Life of a Scientist

Professor Jeanine Skorinko, director of psychological science program, hopes her research into how humans think, behave, and interact with others will make the world a better, more equitable place.

Your Degree Opens Doors to Meaningful Career Options

Students in WPI’s Psychological Science program examine the mind from various viewpoints, with emphasis on applying scientific methodologies and concepts to their own experience.