R. Wayne Fuqua, Chair
Main Office: 3700 Wood Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-4500
Fax: (269) 387-4550
Galen J. Alessi
Lisa E. Baker
Amy L. Damashek
Alyce M. Dickinson
Scott T. Gaynor
Bradley E. Huitema
Richard W. Malott
Stephanie M. Peterson
C. Richard Spates
Ron Van Houten
Lester W. Wright, Jr.
Pre-Psychology Major (PRPP)
Any freshman or transfer student planning to pursue psychology as a major will be admitted as a pre-psychology student (PRPP) and will work with a psychology advisor to develop a planned program. Admission as a major requires that the student complete PSY 1000, 1600, and 2500, all with grades of “C” or better.
Transfer students who present appropriate psychology courses will be evaluated and may be admitted on an individual basis directly into the program. Transfer students with no psychology courses will be required to take PSY 1000, 1600, and 2500, and receive a grade of “C” or better in each course.
Application forms and additional information can be obtained from the departmental office or from a psychology advisor. Students who do not meet admission requirements will be informed of steps they can take to earn admission. Admission of students on a probationary status to the psychology major will be considered on an individual basis.
Honors Program in Psychology
The honors program is designed to promote an academic community of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty in psychology. The requirements for the departmental honors program include:
- The completion of a major in Psychology.
- A University grade point average of 3.5, and a department grade point average of 3.8.
- Completion of PSY 4990: Honors Project in Psychology (6 credit hours) and the preparation of an Honors Thesis.
- The successful defense of the Honors Thesis before a departmental committee.
- Participation in a professional apprenticeship program (2 credit hours).