Psychology is a popular major nationally and at UW-L. Students knowledgeable about their options and opportunities gain the most from their educational experiences. We strongly advise that you start you exploration of psychology programs by visiting the UW-L Psychology Advising Center pages. When you are interested in additional information the tabs above provide links to the catalog pages and additional resources for each of the following programs:
Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in psychology? Within the College of Liberal Studies, students have the choice of earning either a BA or BS in psychology. The decision should be based on students' interests and strengths as the primary difference is in the general education requirements associated with required language classes (BA) or additional required science courses (BS). Psychology's new major tutorial covers the difference in depth.
UW-L's undergraduate minor in psychology - program requirements and course descriptions
To minor in psychology
UW-L's undergraduate minor in At-risk child and youth care - program requirements and course descriptions.
*Spring 2014 - changes have been made to the minor. The checksheet attached below is the most current version (the catalog link above is more dated).
At-Risk Child and Youth Care Minor (All colleges) - 21-30 credits (depending on major)
The child youth care minor is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to promote the well being of all children and adolescents. Special attention is given to vulnerable/at-risk populations within the context of the family, the community, and the life span. This emphasis assists students who may work within a wide variety of settings including: early child care and education, community-based and youth development programs, parent education and family support, school based programs, community mental health, group homes, residential centers, day and residential treatment, early intervention, home-based care and treatment, psychiatric centers, rehabilitation programs, pediatric health care, and juvenile justice programs.
Students who complete the minor are expected to be able to:
Program Advisor Lisa Caya (Psychology)335 Graff Main Hall, 608.785.6895e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in CYC495 design and implement advocacy projects focused on children's well-being. Examples from past cohorts include:
The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-NET)
The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice, Inc. (ACYCP)
UW-L's undergraduate Gerontology emphasis - program requirements and course descriptions (the material at this link is outdated).
PLEASE use the following checksheet
All of the courses in the emphasis may count toward the emphasis and to other major/minor or college requirements. An emphasis in gerontology would be an excellent choice for many students including but not limited to business majors, exercise & sports science majors, health education & promotion majors, sociology majors, and psychology majors.
NOTE: The Gerontology emphasis is composed of courses from across the university. The sole course GTL300 has been deleted as of Fall 2013; however, the emphasis has lots of options and new courses are under development.
Program statement: The emphasis in gerontology is a multi-disciplinary program designed to assist students planning to enter career-related areas directly involving older persons. The study of gerontology will also help students prepare for their own aging as well as to develop a better understanding of and to seek enrichment for the lives of aging parents and our aging populations.
Coordinators of the program: Ellen Rozek, PhD and Erica Srinivasan, PhD - Psychology
Aging is a fact of life, but many societies have become older because of lower birth rates and delayed mortality leading to longer life expectancy. According to the United Nations, two billion people will be over the age of 60 by 2050, and of those 400 million will be over the age of 80. The U.S. also is experiencing an aging population (see chart).
(Teacher certification programs)
excluding PSY 210, PSY 212, PSY 408
Course is changing from PSY 335 to PSY 432 starting Fall 2014. The new course description is as follows:
PSY 432 Cr.3 Learning and Memory
A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of human and animal learning and contemporary topics in human memory. Specific topics include classical and operant (instrumental) conditioning, concept and skill learning, memory storage, and retrieval, forgetting, and the use of information. Prerequisites: PSY 100; PSY 321 or PSY 331.
Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 and EFN 200 to fulfill statutory licensing requirements (credits do not count toward the psychology education minor); in addition, early adolescence-adolescence candidates must complete PSY 408 unless a major in social studies education (broad field), geography education, history education, political science education, or sociology education is completed.
335 Graff Main Hall
Fall Semester 2014
COURSEs START tUESDAY 9/2/2014
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