Craig Wendorf, Chair
Room D-240, Science Building
This department is in the College of Letters and Science .
Faculty: P Conley, M Ferguson, A Gervasio, J Lewis, J Magyar-Moe, H Molenda-Figueira, R Nemeth, D Palmer, M Plonsky, 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. Transfer students meet this requirement by having at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA in the total major and at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA in psychology courses taken at UW-Stevens Point.
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. Enrollment caps are in effect for those seeking teacher certification. Please contact the Psychology Department early for entrance requirements and application procedures. Also see information about the Professional Education Program and the secondary education curriculum for teacher certification in the Education section of this catalog.
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.