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Psychology Major 
Psychology Minor
Psychology Minor Secondary Education
Broad Field Social Studies Major Psychology Concentration
Individualized Major with a Psychology Component

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Psychology

 

Faculty

Hal S. Bertilson, Professor, Coordinator

David W. Carroll, Professor

Nancy M. Minahan, Professor

Gary L. Sherman, Professor

 

Psychology is one of three programs housed in the Department of Human Behavior and Diversity. The other two are the Social Work and First Nations Studies programs.

      

Psychology Major 

A minimum of 34 credits in Psychology to be selected as follows:

 

Basic Core (all required): 16 credits

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology.................................3 credits

PSYC 301 Statistics for Psychological Research...................3 credits

PSYC 303 Research Methodology in Psychology.................3 credits

PSYC 304 Research Methodology Lab................................1 credit

PSYC 404 Senior Research.................................................3 credits

PSYC 494 History and Systems of Psychology.....................3 credits

 

Content Areas (select at least one course from each of the following content areas): 12 credits

 

Personality, Social and Development

PSYC 260 Personality.......................................................3 credits

PSYC 310 Social Psychology............................................3 credits

PSYC 352 Motivation and Emotion...................................3 credits

PSYC 451 Child Development...........................................3 credits

PSYC 452 Adolescence....................................................3 credits

PSYC 453 Adult Years......................................................3 credits

 

Biological Aspects of Behavior                             

PSYC 320 Health Psychology.............................................3 credits

PSYC 350 Brain and Behavior............................................3 credits

PSYC 351 Sensation and Perception...................................3 credits

       

Adjustment and Clinical

PSYC 361 Introduction to Clinical Psychology......................3 credits

PSYC 461 Abnormal Psychology.........................................3 credits

PSYC 462 Theories of Psychotherapy..................................3 credits

 

Learning, Cognition and Language       

PSYC 402 Applied Behavior Analysis..................................3 credits

PSYC 403 Memory and Cognition.......................................3 credits

PSYC 476 Psychology of Language......................................3 credits

 

Electives: Six credits

Electives to be selected in consultation with the student's advisor to reinforce personal interests and educational/career goals. Electives may be selected from additional courses in the above content areas, or from the remaining Psychology electives listed below:

 

PSYC 200 Profession of Psychology......................................3 credits

PSYC 212 Critical Thinking...................................................3 credits

PSYC 227 Interpersonal Skills...............................................3 credits

PSYC 258 Introduction to Psychology of Woman..................3 credits  

PSYC 270 Psychology of Men...............................................3 credits

PSYC 317 Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence.....3 credits

PSYC 318 Peace Psychology.................................................3 credits

PSYC 335 Field Experiences in Psychology............................3 credits

PSYC 360 Cross‑Cultural Psychology....................................3 credits

PSYC 458 Advanced Psychology of Women..........................3 credits

PSYC 490 Independent Study................................................3 credits

 

Psychology Minor

A minimum of 24 credits in Psychology, to include PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology, and PSYC 494 History and Systems of Psychology. The remaining credits are electives, with the stipulation that at least eight credits include upper‑division courses.

       

Psychology Minor

Secondary Education

A minimum of 22 credits including the courses listed below. Requirement must also be met for a Secondary Education major and the Professional Secondary Education Teaching Certification Requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology................................3 credits

PSYC 301 Statistics for Psychological Research..................3 credits

PSYC 303 Research Methodology in Psychology................3 credits

PSYC 304 Research Methodology Laboratory....................1 credit

PSYC 404 Senior Research................................................3 credits

PSYC 452 Adolescence......................................................3 credits

PSYC 461 Abnormal Psychology........................................3 credits

PSYC 494 History and Systems of Psychology....................3 credits

 

Broad Field Social Studies Major

Psychology Concentration

Students interested in teaching Psychology at the secondary level are encouraged to consider the Broad Field Social Studies Major with a Psychology Concentration. Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive inter-disciplinary major designed specifically for students who intend to teach within the social studies disciplines at the secondary level. For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.

 

Individualized Major with a Psychology Component

The Individually Designed Major permits students to develop an interdisciplinary program in such areas as chemical dependency counseling, gerontology, human health services and public relations. For information, see Individually Designed Major in the Undergraduate section of this catalog.