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Admission/Graduation Requirements

Requirements of graduation with a psychology major are:

  • Psychology majors and minors 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 and minors must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher in any courses which are prerequisite for another course.

  • External prerequisite courses such as Mathematics 104, College Algebra I, or Mathematics 108, College Algebra and Trigonometry, or PBIS, which are required for Psychology 203, Elementary Psychological Statistics, must be passed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.

Formal Admission to the major. Students are formally admitted to the major by satisfying the following requirements for Psychology 299:

  • Completion of 48 or more college units (crs.).

  • Completion of the following courses (or equivalents for transfer students) with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

    • Psychology 101 or 102, 104 or 110

    • Psychology 123

    • Psychology 203

    • English 101 or 110 or WBIS 188

    • Mathematics 104, 108 or 204. PBIS 187, 188, 189 or Mathematics 204 may be substituted for Mathematics 104

    • Any two science courses that meet General Education BA or BS requirements.

    • Completion of at least nine units (crs.) of psychology (with a minimum of six units (crs.) taken at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh).

Students should submit the Psychology 299 form with a current STAR attached to the department office (CF 29). If all requirements for Psychology 299 have been met, the Academic Department Associate will register the student for Psychology 299. At the completion of that academic term, students will receive a P (Pass), formally admitting them to the major. Appeals to the chairperson's decision will be acted upon by the Psychology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, whose decision will be final.

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.

Appeals and waivers to the above rules may be directed to the department chairperson for review.

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