General Education Requirements
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 201 Behavioral Statistics 3 cr.
Required Courses: 6 cr. hrs.
PSYC 205 Research Methods 3 cr.
PSYC 401 History and Systems of Psychology 3 cr.
Required Area Options: 21 cr. hrs.
Psychological Methods: 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 275 Advanced Research Methods 3 cr.
or PSYC 315 Psychological Measurement and Evaluation 3 cr.
Psychological Development: 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 236 Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence 3 cr.
or PSYC 336 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging 3 cr.
Learning and Cognition: 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 305 Learning and Motivation 3 cr.
or PSYC 310 Memory and Thinking 3 cr.
Individual Differences: 6 cr. hrs. (choose 2 of 3)
PSYC 265 Social Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 320 Psychology of Personality 3 cr.
PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
Biological Bases: 6 cr. hrs. (choose 2 of 3)
PSYC 340 Animal Behavior 3 cr.
PSYC 350 Sensation and Perception 3 cr.
PSYC 355 Physiological Psychology 3 cr.
Applied Psychology Options: 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 160 Psychology of Adjustment 3 cr.
PSYC 225 Sex Differences, Gender Roles, and Sexual Orientation 3 cr.
PSYC 250 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 260 Behavior Modification 3 cr.
PSYC 269 Health Psychology
PSYC 285 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism *fulfills the University diversity requirement 3 cr.
PSYC 361 Psychological Foundations of Employee Selection 3 cr.
PSYC 362 Psychological Foundations of Employee Training 3 cr.
PSYC 375 The Psychology of Human Sexuality 3 cr.
PSYC 425 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3 cr.
Elective Psychology Courses: 6 cr. hrs.
In addition to completing the course area requirements, the student must take additional psychology courses to achieve the required 36 credits for the major.
These courses may be selected from any of the areas listed above or from the following:
PSYC 110 Psychology Colloquium I *only for all incoming first-year students 1 cr.
PSYC 289 Special Topics in Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 378 Psychology Semester Abroad 3 cr.
PSYC 379 Internship in Psychology 1 to 3 cr.
PSYC 480 Seminar in Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 490 Independent Study in Psychology 1 to 3 cr.
As listed for CAS with the following exceptions:
General Psychology and Behavioral Statistics are required of all majors and minors but do not count toward the required hours if used to fulfill general education requirements.
Cyndi Kernahan-Chair, Melanie Ayres, Lisa Isenberg, Daniel Linwick, Michael Reich, Richard Seefeldt, Travis Tubré, Todd Wilkinson
The vision of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is to continue providing students with a solid foundation in psychology. We seek to achieve regional and national recognition by offering excellent teaching, fostering research and dissemination of results, promoting global and multicultural perspectives, and preparing alumni for graduate study and professional careers. We will cultivate ethical and social development through our curriculum, student organizations, and community service.