Psychology Major

Psychology Major: 36 Total Credits

General Education Requirements

PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 201 Behavioral Statistics 3 cr.

Required Courses: 6 cr. hrs.

PSYC 110 Careers in Psychology 1 cr.
PSYC 216 Research Methods 3 cr.
PSYC 450 Senior Seminar in Psychology 2 cr.

Required Area Options: 21 cr. hrs.

Advanced Methodology

Advanced Methodology: 3 cr. hrs.

Choose 1 of the following:
PSYC 315 Psychological Measurement and Evaluation 3 cr.
PSYC 316 Advanced Research Methods 3 cr.


Psychological Foundations - Experimental: 9 cr. hrs.

Choose 3 from the following:
(Prerequisite PSYC 216 Research Methods 3 cr.)
PSYC 305 Learning and Motivation 3 cr.
PSYC 310 Memory and Thinking 3 cr.
PSYC 340 Animal Behavior 3 cr.
PSYC 350 Sensation and Perception 3 cr.
PSYC 355 Physiological Psychology 3 cr.


Psychological Foundations - Social: 9 cr. hrs.

Choose 3 from the following:
(Prerequisite PSYC 216 Research Methods 3 cr.)
PSYC 320 Psychology of Personality 3 cr.
PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 335 Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence 3 cr.
PSYC 336 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging 3 cr.
PSYC 360 Social Psychology 3 cr.

Elective Psychology Courses: 9 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 including courses below. If PSYC 101 and/or PSYC 201 are not used in General Education, they may be used as elective courses in the psychology major.

Additional Psychology Courses

PSYC 225 Psychology of Gender 3 cr.
PSYC 250 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 260 Behavior Modification 3 cr.
PSYC 269 Health Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 270 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 280 Drugs and the Nervous System 3 cr.
PSYC 289 Special Topics in Psychology 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 Sexuality 3 cr.
PSYC 378 Psychology Semester Abroad 3 cr.
PSYC 379 Internship in Psychology 1 to 3 cr.
PSYC 385 The Psychology of Prejudice and Racism (d) 3 cr.
PSYC 425 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 490 Independent Study in Psychology 1 to 3 cr.

Department of Psychology

151 Centennial Science Hall

Travis Tubré-Chair, Melanie Ayres, James Cortright, Lisa Isenberg, Cynthia Kernahan, Daniel Linwick, Richard Seefeldt, 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.