Psychology Majors and Emphases
Paul Ansfield, Chairperson
Code 86 or PSYCH
I. FACULTYAdams, Ansfield, Carlson, Horner, Jex, Koch, Linsley, McCann, McFadden, Perlman, Rauscher, Stetter
II. DEGREESUndergraduate: A major in Psychology can lead to the degrees: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.
Graduate: The Psychology Department offers graduate study with emphases in General Experimental Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology leading to the Master of Science degree. For specifics please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY
1. THE GOAL(S)See the department for a listing of their goal(s).
2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department offers a choice of two emphases within the Psychology Major. These are: 1) Psychology - Liberal Arts 2) Psychology - Secondary Education
3. THE MINOR(S)The Department offers two minors: 1) Psychology 2) Psychology - Secondary Education
IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSCompletion of the requirements for a psychology major will not be sufficient for graduation without formal admission to the major. Students will be admitted to the program upon completion of the following requirements:
Completion of 48 or more college credits.
Completion of the following courses (or equivalents for transfer students) with a grade of C or better:
Completion of at least 9 credits of psychology (with a minimum of 6 credits taken at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh).
Application will be made by submission of the appropriate form to the Psychology Undergraduate Admissions Committee. Appeals will be acted upon by the Psychology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, whose decision will be final.
Prerequisites: Psychology Majors must obtain grades of "C" (2.0) or higher in psychology courses in order for the courses to count toward graduation in the major. If a grade lower than a "C" (2.0) is received in a psychology course, the student may elect to retake the course (limited to one retake).
Psychology Majors must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher in any courses which are prerequisite for another course. For example, 86-203, Elementary Psychological Statistics, must be completed with a "C" or higher before a student can enroll in 86-371, Experimental Psychology.
External prerequisite courses such as 67-103, Introduction to College Algebra I, or 67-108, College Algebra and Trigonometry, which are required for 86-203, Elementary Psychological Statistics, must be passed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.
Take special note of the requirements for admission to the Psychology major 86-299.
Appeals and waivers to the above rules may be directed to the department chair who will, in turn, forward them to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for review.
Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES
General Education Requirements: These courses satisfy the General Education Requirements: Social Science: 86-101, 86-104, 86-110, 86-205.
Students are encouraged to elect additional courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. A student handbook is available in the Psychology office. It is important for students to consult with Department faculty for program and career planning assistance.
VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS
Required Credits: 36 minimum
Electives: The remaining credit hours are electives and can be fulfilled by any course offered by the Department from Groups 1 - 3.
Course Content Areas:
Group 3: Electives (applicable to the Psychology major)
2. PSYCHOLOGY - SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASISRecommended for students who seek a license as a secondary (7-12) school Psychology teacher.
Required Credits: 36 Minimum
Electives: May be fulfilled from the Department's offerings.
1. PSYCHOLOGY MINORRecommended for students who wish to select courses related to their major and career objectives and/or for personal interest and development.
Required Credits: 21 minimum
Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.
Prerequisites: See course offerings to determine course prerequisite.
A Student Handbook for Psychology Minors is available from the Department Office.
2. PSYCHOLOGY - SECONDARY EDUCATION MINORRecommended for students who seek a license as a secondary school (grades 7-12) teacher.
Required Credits: 22 minimum
Prerequisites: See course offerings to determinate course prerequisite.
A student Handbook for Psychology Majors is available from the Department Office.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999