The Behavioral Science Major is strongly recommended to those planning on pursuing graduate study in psychology.The Behavioral Science Major prepares students for a variety of graduate programs in psychology by emphasizing a stronger foundation in research, professional skills, and applied experience, as well as requiring a higher degree of rigor in completed coursework. Admission to the Behavioral Science Major requires a minimum grade of “B” in all five Introductory Core courses (PSY 1000, PSY 1400, PSY 1401, PSY 1600, and PSY 3000). In addition, students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in any subsequent courses that count toward the Behavioral Science Major. A minimum of nine (9) hours must be taken from the WMU Psychology Department. All psychology majors are strongly encouraged to satisfy the College-Level Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning Proficiency before taking upper-level classes.