Jul 22, 2024  
Fall 2020 Catalog 
Fall 2020 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions


Craig Wendorf, Chair
Room D-240, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2883
Email: Psychology@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/psych

This department is in the College of Letters and Science .

Faculty: P Conley, M Ferguson, R Gathje, J Lewis, J Magyar, E Meier, H Molenda-Figueira, S Mooney-Leber, R Nemeth, S Neumann, J Rueb, J Wang, E Weisgram, C Wendorf.

Definition: Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. It examines the biological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and environmental processes underlying human and animal behavior in order to enhance psychological knowledge and its application within a variety of settings (such as families, schools, clinics, and workplaces).

Academic Standards for Psychology Major

To be approved for graduation with a major in psychology, you need a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all courses taken in psychology, regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy. 

The School of Education requires a grade point average of at least 2.75 in the major and minor fields for admission to student teaching and 3.00 for teaching internship. Please see the Education  section of this catalog. 

Credit-by-Exam Policy for Psychology

An Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology Exam score of 3 or higher gives you credit for PSYC 110 . Credit-by-exam is available for PSYC 110  and PSYC 260  if you receive a score that is equal to or greater than the 50th percentile on the General Psychology and Developmental Psychology CLEP examinations. CLEP testing is done in the Testing Center in Delzell Hall.


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