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Psychology, B.S.

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         Psychology, B.S.: 4-year sequence , 3-year sequence  


The B.S. in Psychology program at UW-Stout focuses on applying the science of psychology to helping people and solving real world problems.

In addition to traditional coursework in the major sub-fields of psychology, the program offers a unique variety of courses applying psychology to areas such as counseling, health, the workplace, the legal system, the environment, and consumer behavior.  Students in the program have numerous opportunities to gain hands-on experience through applied course projects, research experiences, and field experiences. Faculty advisors guide students in developing a personal program plan centered on their individual needs and career goals.

Graduates finish the program with a strong foundation in psychology, analytical thinking and communication skills, which makes them attractive candidates for a wide variety of jobs and graduate programs.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Major Studies 46-55 credits  
Minor or second area of depth 13-22 credits  
Additional Liberal Studies Requirement 6 credits  
Electives 6 credits  

Students must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in required courses for the major and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in other courses for the major.

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses. 

General Education (40 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Select remaining courses from another area including anthropology, economics, geography, political science and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses, which includes technology.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)

Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Major Studies (46-55 credits)

Psychology Domains (12 credits)

Select at least one course from each domain:

Experiential/Capstone (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:


**Must involve research and be approved by the advisor as meeting the requirement of this category.

Psychology Selectives

See adviser for a list of approved selectives to fulfill the 120-credit requirement.

Minor or Second Area of Depth (13-22 credits)

Students are expected to take a minor, specialization or self-planned concentration. The self-planned concentration allows students to select course work and learning experiences that relate to a particular area of interest, and must be planned with an adviser and approved by a committee of at least three persons designated by the Psychology Program Committee.

Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (6 credits)

  • XXX-XXX Any natural science (3.00 cr.)
  • XXX-XXX Any approved writing courses (3.00 cr.)

Electives (6 credits)

Select courses from major studies: psychology domains, applied or experiential/ capstone.

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