Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Transfer Psychology Courses to WSU? 

How do I Declare a BIS in Psychology? 

How do I Declare a Teaching Major? 

How do I Declare a Teaching Minor? 

How do I Become an Honor Student in Psychology? 

How do I Find My Adviser? 

How do I Change Sections of the Same Course? 

How do I Enroll in a Research Class in Psychology? 

How do I Enroll in Directed Readings in Psychology? 

How do I Enroll in Psychology Practicum? 

How do I Enroll in Co-op Work Experience? 

How do I Enroll in On-Campus Psychology Courses? 

How do I Enroll in On-line Psychology Courses? 

How do I Prepare to Graduate?

What are the Requirements for a Psych Major/Minor?


 

How do I Transfer Psychology Courses to WSU?

  • The transfer office can help you transfer to Weber State University the credits for courses taken elsewhere. These transfer credits can count toward your degree. However, only the Chair of the Psychology Department can accept the courses and credits as counting towards your Psychology major or minor.
  • To transfer Psychology courses taken elsewhere to your major or minor, you will need to set up a meeting with the Chair by contacting the Department Secretary at 801.626.6247.
  • The Psychology Department accepts course credits from Psychology classes (no other departments) taken at regionally accredited universities. (To check the accreditation of schools click here.) 
  • For an explanation of accreditation click here.
  • If the university where you took your Psychology course(s) was acceptable, the Chair will determine how the credits will count towards your Psychology major or minor.
  • For the Chair to accept a course as replacing a course in the WSU Psychology curriculum, you must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Chair that the courses are equivalent, typically by bringing in a course description or syllabus.

How do I Declare a BIS in Psychology?

  • Call 801.626.7713 to set up an appointment with the Director of the BIS Program.  The BIS Program is located in room 140 of the Student Services Building.
  • You will need to decide on your 3 areas of emphasis, one of which is Psychology.
  • Meet with each department Chair to discuss which classes are required.  Call 801.626.6247 to set up an appointment with the Psychology Department Chair.
  • Psychology 1010 will NOT count among the 18 credits you need if you counted it as a Gen Ed class.

How do I Declare a Teaching Major?

  • Download a Program of Study Form.
  • Fill it out as completely as possible, declaring Psychology Teaching as your major.
  • Submit the form to the Department Secretary by email: psychologydept@weber.edu, by fax: 801.626.6275, or in person at SS 370.
  • You MUST meet with the Department Adviser to go over the degree requirements before declaring your teaching major.
  • You will be required to take Psych 4000, Advanced General, as part of the 36 credit hours for your major.

How do I Declare a Teaching Minor?

  • Download a Program of Study Form.
  • Fill it out as completely as possible, declaring Psychology Teaching as your minor.
  • Submit the form to the Department Secretary by email: psychologydept@weber.edu, by fax: 801.626.6275, or in person at SS 370.
  • You MUST meet with the Department Adviser to go over the degree requirements before declaring your teaching minor.
  • You will be required to take Psych 4000, Advanced General, as part of the 18 credit hours for your minor.

How do I Become an Honor Student in Psychology?

  • Complete the application for Departmental Honors and submit it to the Honors Program (2nd floor of the Stewart Library).
  • Maintain a departmental GPA of 3.7, and an overall GPA of 3.25
  • Successfully complete 6 hours of PSY 4910 Capstone Research Project
  • Complete 3 hours of General Honors course/s.
  • Speak with the Honors Adviser at 801.626.7336 to be cleared for graduation with Departmental Honors.
  • See this flyer for more information

How do I Find My Adviser?

  • The Department Adviser assists Psychology majors and minors (including Psychology teaching majors and minors) with annual academic planning.
  • The Department Chair performs all graduation evaluations and assists all transfer and Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) students with academic planning. Individual department faculty provide graduate school and career advising for students interested in their specific areas of expertise (e.g., biopsychology, counseling).
  • The Social Sciences Adviser (801.626.7809, SS 138) advises psychology majors on their general education requirements for the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees and basic University information.
  • Appointments with the Department Adviser and Chair should be scheduled with the Department Secretary; appointments with individual department faculty should be scheduled directly.

How do I Change Sections of the Same Course?

  • Speak with the professor of the section you would like to join.
  • If you are given permission to join the section speak with the Department Secretary for instructions on registering.

How do I Enroll in a Research Class in Psychology?

  • First and foremost you MUST find a faculty mentor willing to sponsor you.
  • This can happen in one of two ways:
    • You may have your own idea for research which a faculty member is willing to sponsor.
    • You may want to be part of a faculty member’s project. (To find out what sort of research is happening in the department visit faculty pages on this website or look at the research board outside of the Psychology Department office).
  • Your faculty mentor will discuss with you the research course in which you want to enroll. There are three courses:
    • 2800 – Meant for students with no research experience and who have yet to take Research Methods (can be taken for 1-2 credits)
    • 4800 – Meant for students who are interested in Research and who have taken Research Methods (can be taken for 2-3 credits)
    • 4910 – Meant for students who would like to complete a senior thesis (must be taken for 6 credits, typically over two semesters).
  • You and your faculty mentor will also discuss the credit hours and details of the work expectation of the course.
  • Upon agreement, there will be a form to complete which will serve as a contract between you and the faculty member regarding the course.
  • Complete the form with your faculty mentor, and then give it to the Department Secretary. She will give you instructions on registering for the course.

How do I Enroll in Directed Readings in Psychology?

  • First and foremost you MUST find a faculty mentor to sponsor your topic.
  • This can happen in one of two ways:
    • You may have your own idea for a reading topic which a faculty mentor is willing to sponsor.
    • You may want to have a faculty mentor specify a reading topic for you.
  • Your faculty mentor will discuss with you the topics and issues which you want to explore, as well as the credit hours and the work expectation of the course.
  • Upon agreement there will be a form to complete which will serve as a contract between you and the faculty member regarding the reading course.
  • Complete the form with your faculty mentor, and then give it to the Department Secretary. She will give you instructions on registering for the course.

How do I Enroll in Psychology Practicum?

How do I Enroll in Co-op Work Experience?

  • You must meet with the Department Chair to receive clearance for this course.
  • In the meeting you will be asked to explain the duties of your job in order to see if it is related to Psychology.
  • If the Department Chair grants you clearance the Department Secretary will give you instructions on registering for the course.
  • Download the Co-op Packet.

How do I Enroll in On-Campus Psychology Courses?

  • Log into the eWeber Portal at www.weber.edu.
  • Click on the Student Services tab, then on Register for Classes (add/drop).
  • Follow the registration instructions.

How do I Enroll in On-line Psychology Courses?

  • Log into the eWeber Portal at www.weber.edu.
  • Click on the Student Services tab, then on Register for Classes (add/drop).
  • Follow the registration instructions.

How do I Prepare to Graduate?

  • Check with Graduation for information about application fees and deadlines.
  • You must be cleared as a Psychology major or minor before you can graduate. The department recommends that you seek clearance once you have registered for classes for the semester you plan to apply for graduation.
  • Clearing a Minor in Psychology:
    • Contact the Department Secretary at 801.626.6247 or in room 370 of the SS building for clearance.
  • Clearing a Major, Teaching Major, or a Teaching Minor in Psychology:
    • Contact the Department Secretary at 801.626.6247 or in room 370 of the SS building to schedule an appointment with the Department Chair for a graduation evaluation.
    • She will ask for your W#, so please have it handy.
    • The appointments are approximately 15 minutes.
    • Please complete this survey.

What are the Requirements for a Major/Minor in Psychology?

  • Here's a link to our requirements sheet: Click Here for page one, and Here for page two.
  • Make sure you're looking at the right calendar year for your major. This link is only for the current Calendar year.

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