UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Psychology Majors and Emphases


Paul Ansfield, Chairperson
Department Office: Clow Faculty 29
Department Telephone: 920-424-2300

Code 86 or PSYCH

I. FACULTY

Adams, Ansfield, Carlson, Horner, Jex, Koch, Linsley, McCann, McFadden, Perlman, Rauscher, Stetter

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: 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 REQUIREMENTS

Completion 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

Psychology

  • 86-101 General Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-203 Elementary Psychological Statistics 3 cr.
  • 86-299 Admission to Psychology Major 0 cr.
  • 86-303 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3 cr.
  • 86-371 Experimental Psychology 5 cr.
  • 86-464 History of Psychology 3 cr.

Course Substitutions:

Comments:

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

1. PSYCHOLOGY - LIBERAL ARTS EMPHASIS MAJOR

Recommended for students who seek a liberal arts preparation for employment in business, industry, or human service agencies, or wish to prepare for professional or graduate school.

Required Credits: 36 minimum

Requirements: In addition to the Core Courses, students must select 6 credit hours from the Social Developmental course content area, and 6 credit hours from the Experimental course content area.

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 I: Social-Developmental Psychology Area (Minimum of 6 credit hours required)

  • 86-205 Social Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-291 Developmental Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-304 Psychology of Religion 3 cr.
  • 86-324 Psychology of Human Sexuality 3 cr.
  • 86-331 Infant and Child Development 3 cr.
  • 86-338 Adult Development and Aging 3 cr.
  • 86-355 Psychology of Adolescence 3 cr.
  • 86-473 Theories of Personality 3 cr.

Group 2: Experimental Psychology Area (Minimum of 6 credit hours required)

  • 86-202 General Psychology Laboratory 1 cr.
  • 86-280 Cognitive Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-310 Comparative Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-341 Intermediate Psychological Statistics 3 cr.
  • 86-367 Psychopharmacology 3 cr.
  • 86-383 Biological Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-384 Biological Psychology Laboratory 2 cr.
  • 86-455 Sensation and Perception 3 cr.
  • 86-463 Theories and Principles of Learning 3 cr.
  • 86-480 Advanced Research in Psychology 2-5 cr.
  • 86-495 Psychology Research Seminar 1 cr.

Group 3: Electives (applicable to the Psychology major)

  • 86-363 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-411 Introduction to Psychological Testing 3 cr.
  • 86-425 Field Experience in Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-440 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3 cr.
  • 86-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
  • 86-451 Seminar in Applied Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
  • 86-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
  • 29-480 Introduction to Counseling 3 cr.
  • 86-481 Introduction to Counseling 3 cr.
  • 86-498 Honors: Seminar in Psychology 3 cr.
  • 86-499 Honors: Seminars in Psychology 3 cr.
  • 76-316 Introduction to Cognitive Science 3 cr.

2. PSYCHOLOGY - SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who seek a license as a secondary (7-12) school Psychology teacher.

Required Credits: 36 Minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses: 86-205 as well as meeting the requirements for the Psychology Major.

Electives: May be fulfilled from the Department's offerings.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

Recommended 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

Required Courses: 86-101, 86-104 or 86-110; 86-203; and 3 credits from Group 1, 3 credits from Group 2.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Prerequisites: See course offerings to determine course prerequisite.

Comment:

A Student Handbook for Psychology Minors is available from the Department Office.

2. PSYCHOLOGY - SECONDARY EDUCATION MINOR

Recommended for students who seek a license as a secondary school (grades 7-12) teacher.

Required Credits: 22 minimum

Required Courses: Psychology 86-101, 86-104 or 86-110; 86-205; 86-303; 86-371; 86-464

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement; 86-203 is recommended (prerequisite to 86-371).

Prerequisites: See course offerings to determinate course prerequisite.

Comment:

A student Handbook for Psychology Majors is available from the Department Office.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999