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Psychology course catalog

2022-23 Academic Catalog Page

ALEXANDRA BARRINGER, Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison

CHAD BROWNFIELD, Part-time Instructor
A.A. Black Hawk; B.S. Northern Illinois; M.S. Western Illinois; M.A., Ph.D. Fielding

DANIEL P. CORTS, Professor
B.S., Belmont; Ph.D., Tennessee

RUPA GUPTA GORDON, Associate Professor
B.S., Purdue; Ph.D., Iowa

IAN A. HARRINGTON, Professor, Chair
B.Sc., Dalhousie; M.A., Ph.D., Toledo

RYAN D. KOPATICH, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.S. Western Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., Northern Illinois

MEGAN G. LORENZ, Assistant Professor
B.A., University of California- Los Angeles; M.A.,Ph.D., Iowa

JAMIE NORDLING, Associate Professor
B.A., Knox College; M.S., Illinois State; Ph.D., Iowa

JESSICA SCHULTZ, Associate Professor
B.A., Central College; Ph.D., Iowa

SHARA STOUGH, Associate Professor
B.A., Coe College; Ph.D., University of California-Irvine

LISA R. SZAFRAN, Associate Professor
B.A., Nazareth College; Ph.D. SUNY-Buffalo

MARK A. VINCENT, Professor
A.B. Wabash; Ph.D., Indiana

J AUSTIN WILLIAMSON, Associate Professor
B.S., Vanderbilt; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa

Major in Psychology

32 credits, including 100, 240, 246, and 300; 4 credits of electives at each of the 200-, 300-, and 400-levels; one Senior Inquiry from 414, 452, 458, or 466; and 2 additional credits of electives at any level. Experiential coursework (382, 385, 490, internships) cannot satisfy the 200-, 300-, or 400-level elective requirement, but can satisfy the 2 additional electives requirement.

Students who began before the semester transition should refer to the transition requirements corresponding to their first year of enrollment.

Students may not major or minor in both Psychology and Neuroscience.

Students intending to apply to graduate school in psychology should consult with their advisors for further recommendations.

Minor in Psychology

20 credits, including 100, 240, 246; and two 4-credit electives with at least one at the 300-400 level.

Psychology Honors: Graduating majors in psychology will be awarded honors in psychology upon attainment of the following: (1) a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 in all psychology courses and 3.25 in all courses attempted (transfer students must also achieve the 3.50 minimum in all psychology courses taken at Augustana); (2) a research project (481) of honors quality as judged by the department.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.


Courses (PSYC)

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