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Major in Psychology

Psychology is the study of how people think, act, and feel in response to others and the environment.  This is a very broad discipline, and can be applied in a multitude of ways including everything from biology to business to sociology.  UWFox can provide you with a foundation of skills and knowledge to help you succeed in the psychology program at a baccalaureate degree granting institution.

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Psychology clubs, organizations, & other opportunities on campus:

Helpful courses for psychology majors


  • PSY 201/202 - Intro Psychology
  • PSY 210 - Statistical Methods in Psych
  • PSY 250 - Developmental Psych
  • PSY 307 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 360 - Psych of Childhood & Adol.
  • PSY 362 - Psych of Adulthood & Aging
  • MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics

Note: These courses are commonly required of Business majors.  Be sure to check with your advisor for specific requirements.

Associate Degree

  • ENG 101 - Composition I
  • ENG 102 - Composition II
  • MAT 108 - Quantitative Reasoning OR
  • MAT 110 - College Algebra
  • Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Social Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Note: These requirements are necessary to complete the Associate Degree at UWFox.  See your advisor for details.


  • PED 127 - Fitness for Life
  • COM 103 - Intro to Public Speaking
  • Foreign Language
  • World Cultures
  • Computer Science

Note: These courses are required by some UW campuses.  Be sure to check with your advisor for specific

Looking for more information? Check out these resources.

  • WISCareers – “Wisconsin’s career exploration and planning website.”  Contact Student Affairs for access to this website.
  • Transfer Information System (TIS) – Access a transfer planning guide for specific majors and UW institutions.
  • Course Schedule – Search for courses available at  UWFox
  • Psychology advisors – An excellent resource for all your academic and career questions.