The psychology 3 + 1 program at Firelands allows students to complete 3 years of a BGSU Bachelor of Arts or Science in Psychology degree at the Firelands campus (paying Firelands tuition and fees) and then transfer to BGSU main campus (paying BGSU tuition and fees) for the final year of the degree. Students can complete many of the psychology degree requirements and parts or all of select minors (typically a cognate or sociology minor) at the Firelands campus, leaving the two upper level psychology laboratory courses and additional upper level arts and science courses to be completed at BGSU main campus. Although this description lays out the general pathway, there is also considerable flexibility in how much time is spent at each campus and where certain courses are taken. For many psychology students, this collaboration can represent the best of both worlds: small college and big university!

BGSU employs three full-time psychology faculty, in addition to adjunct instructors, with a range of psychology experience and expertise spanning clinical psychology to social psychology to industrial/organizational psychology. All psychology courses at BGSU Firelands are delivered entirely by Ph.D.-level instructors, all with class sizes of 40 students or less. These faculty collectively have ties with regional businesses and national associations, have published notable research and publicly presented in fields ranging from positive psychology to personality assessment to the teaching of psychology, and are involved in local and community boards and governance related to psychology.

For more information
For advising, questions, or more information about the psychology 3 + 1 program at Firelands, please contact program coordinator Chris Fluckinger at, or at 419-372-0656. For more information about psychology at BGSU or the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Psychology at BGSU, check the BGSU psychology department website

Updated: 12/21/2022 10:34AM