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Department of Psychology|College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor Degree in Psychology


Thank you for your interest in the University of Wyoming and UW Psychology Department. As an undergraduate psychology major at the University of Wyoming you will receive an excellent education in a diverse and active department within the College of Arts and Sciences. The size of our department allows us to offer a variety of undergraduate courses while affording the opportunity for us to get to know our students personally and maintain low student-faculty ratios in our classes. Students can work closely with faculty mentors in a variety of areas of psychology, including biological, developmental, clinical, social, and cognitive areas. We pride ourselves on maintaining low student-faculty ratios in our advanced classes and on providing research and practicum opportunities for interested students. There are departmental scholarships available for our majors. For more information about the scholarships and deadlines, go to our Scholarship Page.

Psychology as a major

Biological SciencesTo earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology you will need to complete the University Studies Program, the Arts & Sciences Core requirements, and the major requirements. The major requires at least 33 credit hours in psychology with a minimum of 18 credit hours taken at the junior/senior level (3000 or 4000 level). A grade of "C" or better is required in all major courses.

Note: Psychology courses taken 15 or more years ago will not be used to satisfy degree requirements.

 Requirements In Effect Fall 2003 and After

Psychology Major Requirements
Arts & Sciences Core
University Studies Program
University Studies Checksheet

For answers to career questions try out this web site. What can I do with this major?

Psychology as a minor

For a minor in Psychology you are required to complete 18 credit hours in psychology: General Psychology (PSYC 1000, or equivalent); 9 hours at the 3000/4000 level; electives to reach the 18 required hours. A&S students seeking a minor in A&S must have 12 hours exclusive to the minor and not used in the major. A grade of "C" or better is required in all minor courses.

Psi Chi and Psychology Club

The purpose of these student organizations is to provide its members with information about research, community outreach, and career and graduate school planning.

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