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Psychology course catalog


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

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

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

B.S., Tulsa; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State

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

JAYNE ROSE, Professor
A.B., Augustana; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa

MATTHEW ROSENTHAL, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.S., Indiana; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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

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

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

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

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

Major in Psychology

31 credits, including 100, 240, 246, 300 and 410; and one of 452/453, 458 or 466; and one experimental lab course (342, 343, 345, 347 or 350) Students who complete a Senior Inquiry experience in another major may substitute a 300- or 400-level psychology course for Senior Inquiry in psychology. A minimum of 16 credits must be at the 300-400 level. No more than four credits of experiential coursework (382, 490, internships) may count toward the major.

Students may neither major nor minor in both psychology and neuroscience (3-18-10.)

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

Minor in Psychology

21 credits, including 100, 240, 246; a minimum of 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level. No more than 2 credits of experiential coursework (382, 490, internships) may count toward minor.

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 (81) 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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