Admission to the Major
Are you considering becoming a psychology major? Start by learning about our program in psychology. You might find our curriculum page particularly useful. (Incoming transfer students will find our transfer student page useful.)
Admission Requirements: New Procedure for Fall 2019.
Step 1: DECLARE THE MAJOR.
- Complete the online orientation to the major. Online orientation takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Click this link to begin the online orientation.
- Declare the Psychology major on MyMadison. MyMadison Tutorials.
Step 2: ENROLL IN THE PRE-REQUISITE COURSES.
- PSYC 101
- MATH 220, 205, 231, 235 or another acceptable Math course (MATH 220 recommended)
Step 3: REGISTER FOR PSYC 210 OR PSYC 212.
- During advanced registration, enroll in PSYC 210 or PSYC 212. (If the class is closed, enroll in a waitlist for the class.)
- Students who do not demonstrate mastery (see Step 4) by the end of the current semester will be dropped from PSYC 210 or 212.
Step 4: DEMONSTRATE MASTERY.
- Complete the pre-requisite courses (PSYC 101 and 200-level Math) with a C- or higher.
- Demonstrate mastery by completing one of the following:
- B in PSYC 101
- B in PSYC 122
- B in PSYC 160
- If you earn a “B” or higher in PSYC 101, you do not need to take PSYC 122 or 160 for admission purposes.
- With Departmental approval, grades from other institutions can fulfill this requirement. Earning a 4 on the AP Psychology exam meets this requirement.
Step 5: BECOME A FULLY-ADMITTED PSYCHLOGY MAJOR.
- At the end of the current semester, we will review transcripts of all students enrolled or waitlisted in PSYC 210 or 212:
- Students who have successfully completed these steps will be able to stay enrolled or waitlisted in PSYC 210 or 212 for the next semester. These students will become fully-admitted Psychology majors.
- Students who have not completed these steps will be administratively dropped from their PSYC 210 or 212 class. They can repeat the necessary steps to become fully-admitted Psychology majors for a future semester.
If you have any questions about the admission criteria for the Psychology major, please email us at email@example.com.