Psychology Major - On Campus | Department of Psychology


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Admission Requirements

Any student may be admitted to the department as a Pre-psychology major. Students who have completed General Psychology (Psy 1003), have at least 24 total credits, and have a minimum GPA of 2.50 may declare Psychology as their major.

Students who wish to pursue the B.A.S. degree in psychology may declare the program as their major at any time providing their cumulative GPA is at least 2.00. Students may declare their intent to pursue the degree at the CEHSP´s Student Affairs Office. Progress toward completion of degree requirements is continuously tracked by the UMD Registrar´s APAS system.

Degree Requirements

For an overview of degree requirements, please click here.

Registration and Wait List Information

The Administrative Assistant in Psychology manages the waitlists until about a week before classes start. Faculty do not have access to their waitlists or their permission numbers until about a week before classes begin.

The Administrative Assistant in Psychology monitors the waitlists during January and over the summer. As seats become available, students on the waitlist will be notified and provided with a permission number via email. Students will have 48 hours to register for the course. If a student fails to register within 48 hours of receiving a permission number, the permission number will expire and the student will be dropped from the waitlist. It is essential that you monitor your email if you are on a waitlist for a course!

Students from the waitlist are added to the classes using the following criteria:
1. Psychology Majors in order of most credits to least credits. Ties will be broken by the date/time that a student added themselves to the waitlist.
2. Psychology Minors in order of most credits to least credits. Ties will be broken by the date/time that a student added themselves to the waitlist.
3. All other students will be added in order of when they added themselves to the waitlist.

About one week before classes begin The Administrative Assistant will give the waitlists to the instructors. Faculty do not have permission numbers until this time.  During the first week of class, instructors will monitor their enrollments. If enrollment dips below the enrollment capacity, instructors will provide permission numbers to waitlisted students based on criteria as listed above.

* PSY 3021 &  PSY 3022 are for PSY Majors Only*