PsychologyProfessors Bennett, Colle, Flach (chair), Hennessy, H. Klein, Kurdek, A. Nagy, Shebilske, Tsang
Associate Professors Claflin, Edwards (associate chair), Gilkey, Kruger, Miller, Schneider, Shalin, Steele-Johnson, Watamaniuk, Weber
Assistant Professors Bowling, Hochstein (WSU Lake Campus), LaHuis
The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees. Both degree programs are designed to give students a broad introduction to contemporary psychology. The Bachelor of Arts curriculum offers the greatest flexibility in electives within and outside psychology. The Bachelor of Science curriculum is recommended for students planning careers in academic, research, or professional fields. Both degree programs offer enough flexibility so students can supplement their individual program with additional courses both inside and outside psychology, allowing students to tailor their degree to meet individual goals. Students considering graduate school should consult with undergraduate program advisors early in their academic career.
Students must have earned 30 hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 and after at least two PSY classes have a PSY GPA of 2.25 or better to transfer into the Department of Psychology. Once students have been accepted by the department, they are invited to attend a degree planning session. Included in this session is information about curriculum choices, degree completion, graduate school, and career opportunities. Because of the breadth of psychology, a variety of different educational options are available; therefore, students should continue to work with the psychology undergraduate program advisors to facilitate progress towards their degree. Students must earn at least 76 credit hours in departmental requirement courses for a Bachelor of Arts and at least 84 credit hours for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Department Requirements - Psychology/Academic ConcentrationDegree requirements for all psychology programs are subject to change. Check with the department office for the current degree requirements.
Degree Requirements - Psychology - Bachelor of Arts Degree
The B.A. curriculum is designed to provide opportunities to achieve four outcomes.
Degree Requirements - Psychology - Bachelor of Science Degree
The B.S. curriculum is designed to provide opportunities to achieve five outcomes.
Psychology Honors ProgramStudents interested in being admitted to the psychology honors program should apply in their junior year. After acceptance, students enroll in one departmental honors seminar each academic year. Part-time students must complete one honors seminar prior to graduation. All students must complete an honors thesis, for which academic credit is granted.
Psychology Minor Program
The psychology minor is available for students who would like to gain a better
understanding of psychological processes. Students in a wide variety of majors
may benefit by supplementing their knowledge and skill with a stronger background
in psychology. The minor is flexible and allows students to select subsets of
courses that are appropriate for particular majors. Students in biology, business,
communication, computer science, education, nursing, and sociology may find that
the psychology minor enhances their educational goals. The minor may be fulfilled
by completing the following requirements.
PSY 311, PSY 331, PSY 341, PSY 351,
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