Information for Prospective Transfer Students


  • Visit the WOU Admissions website for general information about how credits will transfer to WOU. 
  • For an overview of credit and course requirements for a Psychology major or minor, visit the WOU Psychological Sciences webpage. Use the ‘Degree Options’ tab at the top to explore the different Psychology majors and minors at WOU. 
  • A maximum of 16 lower-division Psychology credits (level 100-200 PSY courses) earned at your previous institution can be applied toward a Psychology major. For a psychology minor, a maximum of 12 lower-division Psychology credits earned at your previous institution can be applied. 
  • For information about how particular classes will transfer to WOU, visit the WOU transfer articulation tool webpage. Please note that PSY 201 and 202 courses completed at your previous institution may fulfill the PSY 201 and PSY 202 requirements for Psychology majors and minors. 
  • As a transfer student at WOU, you may be eligible for additional scholarships. Visit the WOU Financial Aid website for more information. 


Ways to get involved in the Psychology Department at WOU


  • Practicum – An opportunity to enhance your professional growth through applying your academic knowledge in a supervised practical work environment. For more information, contact Dr. Roscoe at
  • Mentoring Program – Make a difference in the community and gain real-world experience in the domain of helping others by becoming a mentor for a Talmadge Middle School student. For more information, contact Dr. Nott at
  • Peer Advising – Gain advising experience through helping your peers with schedule planning, reviewing degree progress, understanding Degree Tracks, and providing general advice about courses. For more information, contact Dr. Ibaraki at
  • Psi Chi – The National Honorary Society in Psychology, Psi Chi is open to qualified majors and minors at WOU. For more information, contact Dr. Ibaraki at 
  • Research Assistant Opportunities – an opportunity to gain experience working in a research environment. Work as a member of a research team by helping Psychology professors with their current research. Talk to your Psychology professors and ask if they plan on doing research soon or if they already have a research team that could use some extra help.
  • Teaching Assistant Opportunities – an opportunity to gain experience working in a teaching environment by assisting Psychology professors in their current courses. Teaching assistants commonly perform responsibilities such as reviewing assignments submitted for a course, facilitating classroom discussion, or teaching sections of a course themselves. For a Psychology class that you enjoyed and were successful in, ask the professor when the class will be offered again and if they are interested in having a teaching assistant.