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Student Resources

Department of Psychology

Support

The support of the Herd is always behind you.

You need what you need when you need it. We get that, which is why we offer loads of resources for every stage of your academic journey. 

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Advising

Helping you achieve success.

Advisors keep you on track to graduate, and they’re also a great resource for things like creating class schedules, giving you insider info about campus, and getting you the help you need. Be sure to meet with your advisor at least once a semester to utilize all their knowledge and guidance.

As a beginning student, you will have an advisor in the Student Advising and Advocacy Center to help you navigate your first year.

Find Your Advisor

As a sophomore, you transition from the Student Advising and Advocacy Center to our department advisor.

Somer Davis
[email protected]
260-481-6395

Schedule an appointment with Somer Davis in AdvisorTrac.

As a junior and senior, you will have a psychology faculty advisor to guide you on academic issues and career plans. Your faculty advisor is available during fall and spring semesters. During summer sessions, Somer Davis, department advisor, ([email protected] or 260-481-6395) is available.

To connect with your psychology faculty advisor, schedule an appointment in AdvisorTrac

If there are no times in AdvisorTrac that work for you, please email your advisor with your available times. Some advisors may provide both in-person and virtual options. If you have an in-person appointment, check in at the front desk of the Department of Psychology in Neff Hall, Room 388, when you arrive.

Not sure who your advisor is? Log in to your goPFW account and go to myBLUEprint under the Enrollment tab. This section includes your name, major, and assigned advisor.

Scholarships

Make your education more affordable.

Who doesn’t like free money? Well, you're leaving a lot on the table if you don't check out the various scholarships and awards that are available. See what you may qualify for today.

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Courses

The versatility of psychology at PFW.

Psychology is a highly diverse field, which means you can pursue many different career paths. And because our department has faculty with expertise in each major area of the field, you can take courses that support numerous areas of interest. Talk with your advisor about selecting among many areas for breadth of coverage, or narrowing your focus for more specialization.

PSY 31700 Addictions: Biology, Psychology and Society
PSY 32900 Psychobiology II: Principles of Psychobiological Psychology
PSY 35000 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 43100 Advanced Psychobiology
PSY 46000 Advanced Abnormal Psychology

PSY 23500 Child Psychology or PSY 36900—Development across the Life Span
PSY 31400 Introduction to Learning
PSY 35000 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 48500 Issues and Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY 53200 Psychological Disorders of Childhood

A behavior analysis and techniques certificate is available in this area of interest. For complete requirements, see the latest catalog.

PSY 31700 Addictions: Biology, Psychology and Society
PSY 35000 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 37700 Internship in Mental Health Education and Outreach
PSY 46000 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PSY 48500 Issues and Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY 53200 Psychological Disorders of Childhood
PSY 55000 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

PSY 31100 Human Memory
PSY 41600 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 44600 Advanced Research in Human Memory and Cognition

PSY 20500 Testing and Measurement
PSY 31100 Human Memory
PSY 33200 Forensic Psychology

PSY 33500 Stereotyping and Prejudice
PSY 34500 Psychology of Women
PSY 44400 Human Sexual Behavior

A lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies certificate is available in this area of interest. For complete requirements, see the latest catalog.

PSY 25100 Health Psychology
PSY 26700 Psychology of Aging
PSY 31700 Addictions: Biology, Psychology and Society
PSY 32900 Psychobiology II: Principles of Psychobiological Psychology
PSY 35000 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 43100 Advanced Psychobiology
PSY 46000 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PSY 53200 Psychological Disorders of Childhood

PSY 23500 Child Psychology or PSY 36900 Development across the Life Span
PSY 26700 Psychology of Aging
PSY 36200 Human Development II: Adolescence
PSY 37100 Death and Dying

PSY 20500 Testing and Measurement
PSY 24000 Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 27200 Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 42000 Introduction to Personality Theory

PSY 20500 Testing and Measurement
PSY 23500 Child Psychology
PSY 31100 Human Memory
PSY 31400 Introduction to Learning
PSY 36200 Human Development II: Adolescence
PSY 41600 Cognitive Psychology

PSY 20500 Testing and Measurement
PSY 31100 Human Memory
PSY 32900 Psychobiology II: Principles of Psychobiological Psychology
PSY 35000 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 41600 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 43100 Advanced Psychobiology
PSY 46000 Advanced Abnormal Psychology

PSY 20500 Testing and Measurement
PSY 27200 Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 55000 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 

PSY 23500 Child Psychology or PSY 36900 Development Across the Lifespan
PSY 26700 Psychology of Aging
PSY 37100 Death and Dying
PSY 39200 Death Education Practicum

A death education certificate is available in this area of interest. For complete requirements, see the latest catalog.

PSY 24000 Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 27200 Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 33400 Cross Cultural Psychology
PSY 33500 Stereotyping and Prejudice
PSY 39200 Research Methods in the Social Psychology of Politics
PSY 42000 Introduction to Personality Theory
PSY 44100 Advanced Research in Personality and Social Psychology

PSY 20100 Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
PSY 20300 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 20500 Testing and Measurement
PSY 44100 Advanced Research in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 44600 Advanced Research in Human Memory and Cognition

Psychology Student Center

Make this your second home.

Located in room 385 of Neff Hall, the Department of Psychology Student Center is a cozy spot for you to hang out. If you’re enrolled in psychology courses or degree programs, you are welcome to use the center to unwind, study, eat, chat, and more.

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Students in the psychology student center.
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Graduate School and Career Prep

Stepping toward the future.

Whether you’re considering graduate school or a career right after graduation, we will help you start planning early and often. You’ll discover career options in PSY 14000 Critical Foundations for Psychology and learn practical tips for pursuing your future path as you complete three career requirements. You’ll want to explore Beyond the Classroom to develop your career interests and begin building a strong foundation for your future job or grad school applications. Be sure to connect with your advisor, professors, and the Career Development Center to help you along the way.

graduation

You did it. Now make it official.

 

Ready to graduate? Complete just a few more steps, and you’ll be all set to celebrate. 

First, you’ll need to apply to graduate through the Office of the Registrar. Once you submit that application, the College of Science will perform an audit to be sure that you’re all set to graduate. 

APPLY TO GRADUATE

The Department of Psychology requires you to successfully complete the Psychology Exit Exam before you can officially graduate. 

This exam will be completed at Testing Services. You are not allowed to sign up for this exam prior to receiving the “Graduation Requirements” email from the department. Here are some additional details regarding the exam:

  • The test consists of 140 multiple-choice questions on learning, memory, cognition, perception and sensation, psychobiology, clinical/abnormal, development, personality, social, historical, applied, and methodology. Questions often require identification of theories and ability to draw conclusions from data.
  • You are encouraged to review an introductory psychology textbook to prepare for the exit exam. It is wise to review at least chapter summaries.
  • A textbook is placed on reserve at Helmke Library for you to use in review for the exam. This book can be used in the library for up to two hours. Ask for the PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology textbook at the first-floor service desk and make sure to have your Mastodon Card.

Finally, you’ll need to complete three career requirements before you graduate. After completing each Career Development Center session, please contact Somer Davis, department advisor, at [email protected] or 260-481-6395, who will mark the requirement as completed in myBLUEprint. Please indicate in the email which requirement(s) you have completed:

  • Complete your FOCUS career-guidance tool and meet with a Career Development Center counselor to review the results, typically completed during PSY 14000 Critical Foundations for Psychology.
  • Meet with a Career Development Center counselor to review your résumé or curriculum vitae (during junior year).
  • Meet with a Career Development Center counselor for a session focused on your cover-letter review, personal-statement review, or mock interview (during senior year).

Additional information regarding the three career requirements may be found here. Please contact the department administrative assistant with any questions at 260-481-6403.

Academic Resources

The support you need.

 

Your education is not a singular pursuit, and we recognize that. You’ll have plenty of support from the Mastodon community.