Degree in Psychology

Bachelor of Science

The degree in psychology at WPI offers a unique learning experience. You’ll develop your social science studies while building a strong research portfolio and a valuable scientific skill set from your very first courses.

Value Proposition Description

At WPI, you won’t just learn about why people behave the way they do. Our expert faculty members guide you on collaborative hands-on research projects in areas like social psychology, cognitive psychology, and learning sciences to dig into the science at the intersection of psychology and technology. You’ll create a personalized academic path while mastering the scientific theory and language so essential in today’s job market.

With WPI’s long-established scientific approach, psychology students explore many questions about human thought and behavior from how our social environments influence our health to how we can encourage environmental awareness and stability.


At WPI, your psychology courses will span many disciplines, including social sciences, psychological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. You’ll apply what you’ve learned to modern challenges in policy, criminal justice, environmental issues, law, business, and education. Undergraduates routinely join faculty-led research in our state-of-the-art labs and present the findings at conferences.

Your understanding of biology, behavior, ethics, and technology sets the foundation for a career in which critical thinking and having a broader view of complex psychological and technological issues is vital. 

Additionally, our research labs give students opportunities for hands-on research and a chance to act as both a participant and a researcher. Our labs include the Educational Psychology Lab, where students decipher data, and the Social Psychology Inquiry (SPI) lab, where a diverse student population participates in and leads experiments.


Project-based Learning

WPI undergraduate students are immersed in project work across all four years of study, in classes and laboratories as well as in off-campus communities. As a psychological science student, you'll investigate cognitive and social psychology topics—often working collaboratively across departments—in order to better understand how people think and behave in different situations. 

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.

Explore Your Career Outlook with a BS in Psychology

Wondering what your career will look like after you earn a BS in psychology? Check out our career outlook for psychology and learn about starting salary, sample job titles, companies who have hired our grads, and more. As a WPI student, you’ll gain research opportunities and take part in a major qualifying project to complete team-based research and apply project-based learning to solve a problem.

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Are you interested in exploring the cutting edge of global issues where society and tech merge? Consider our degree in Society, Technology & Policy which dives into critical problems in global health, cybersecurity, immigration, and more. WPI’s distinct learning culture offers a combination of technical and scientific resources, research tools, and engaged faculty.

Earn a Minor in Psychology

Interested in sharpening your understanding of biology, behavior, ethics, and technology as it pertains to human behavior? Consider earning a minor in psychology. It can complement any major and will teach you everything you need to think critically and understand how people behave and work.

Earn a Degree in International and Global Studies

Whether you have an interest in humanities and arts, social sciences, business, or even engineering, our degree in International and Global Studies may be of interest to you. You will gain international and technical expertise and take part in a study abroad experience that provides the ability to construct your own courses around your interests and goals.

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Are you interested in conducting experiments that could lead to innovative breakthroughs in science and society? Consider earning a degree in economics where you’ll learn through project work and research that can address real-world problems. Courses include micro- and macroeconomics to environmental economics, development economics, and more.