Curriculum

Core Objectives

  • To develop communication skills in the areas of intrapersonal, interpersonal and professional communication.
  • To acquire knowledge, awareness, and skills in multicultural issues for developing effective working relations with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • To acquire a knowledge base of research methodology and develop skills in applied social research, including data management and analysis.
  • To acquire a fundamental knowledge base of psychological theory and current literature.
  • To acquire technical writing skills of APA format.
  • To develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • To develop professional skills in the areas of organizational communication and ethics.

Current Curriculum

All Psychology Majors

Total: 21 hours

  • PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 3384: Research Methods I
  • PSYC 2380: Biology and Behavior
  • PSYC 3331: Abnormal Psychology OR PSYC 3353: Personality
  • PSYC 3381: Statistics
  • PSYC 3384: Research Methods II
  • PSYC 4331: History of Psychology

And Either Option A or B

Development (select one course)

*Only one additional from these classes can be used as Psychology elective.

General Psychology Concentration Development Courses
Course Name Course Title Hours
PSYC 2356 Lifespan Development 3
PSYC 2370 Child Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYC 2372 Adult Development & Aging 3

Social Influences (select one course)

General Psychology Concentration Social Influences Courses
Course Name Course Title Hours
PSYC 3340 Drug Use Prevention & Community Psychology 3
PSYC 3351 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 3367 Experiential Cross-Cultural 3
PSYC 3385 Multicultural 3

4000 Courses (select two courses)

*All UIW Psych 4000-level courses will meet this requirement except PSYC 4331.

General Psychology Concentration 4000 Level Courses
Course Name Course Title Hours
PSYC 4xxx 3
PSYC 4xxx 3

PSYC Elective Courses (select three courses)

3 additional PSYC electives (One developmental can be used as an elective)

General Psychology Concentration PSYC Elective Courses
Course Name Course Title Hours
PSYC XXXX 3
PSYC XXXX 3
PSYC XXXX 3
TOTAL (Min. of 42 hours) 42
Addiction Prevention Concentration Courses
Course Name Course Title Hours
PSYC 3340 Community Psychology and Drug Use Prevention 3
CRJU/ PSYC 3325 Drug and Crime in Modern Society 3
PSYC 4381 OR 4380 Advanced Statistics or Psychometrics 3
PSYC 3465 Drug Use Prevention and Interventions 4
CRJU/PSYC 4490 Drug Use Prevention and Criminal Justice Internship 8
PSYC Social Influences Course 3
PSYC Development Course 3
Total (21+27)

48

Psychology Minor: 15 hours consisting of PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology, PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 3353 Personality, and 9 hours of psychology electives (Three of which must be upper division).