Course selections are closely related to a student’s long-term plans for their degree. Some students intend to pursue graduate study in psychology or related fields, while others plan to enter the workforce upon completion of their bachelor’s degree. Preparation for graduate study can be accomplished through the traditional BA/BS Psychology major or via one of our Graduate Preparation Emphases (see "Majors and Minors" for more detail). In either case, those bound for graduate programs will need to explore research and/or fieldwork opportunities as juniors.
All psychology majors complete Introductory Psychology (Psych 211). Ideally this course and any mathematics prerequisites for the basic statistics course should be completed in the freshman year.
All psychology majors are also required to take Basic Statistical Methods (Psych 215) and Research Methods (Psych 216), ideally in the sophomore year. These three courses are one of the requirements for admission to the optional Graduate Preparation Emphases in the major. All majors will also take courses in the main content areas of psychology (e.g. abnormal psychology, cognition and learning, development, physiological bases of behavior, social bases of behavior).
Advising helps students with course planning to ensure that all prerequisite and required courses are met for the student's major, minor, and general education requirements. See the Advising Information page for more information about advising.
A pdf to the course rotation schedule can be found here. To see what psychology courses UW-Whitewater offers, please click here. For a schedule of current course offerings, please see the course catelog.