Department of Psychology

General Information

The undergraduate program in the Department of Psychology offers courses and training leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

The Bachelor's Degree

The B.A. (Bachelor in Arts) curriculum of Marquette's College of Arts and Sciences requires a minimum of 120 credit hours at a 2.0 average. Core requirements (classes that all students in the college must take) include English Composition, Literature-Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Math-Logic-Computer, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, History, Social-Behavioral Science, and Theology.

The Psychology Major

Handbook for Undergraduate Psychology MajorsPDF Icon

All students take (11 hours):

Students then choose at least 3 elective courses (at least two must be upper division; 9 hours total) and at least one upper division class from each of these five major “content areas” (at least 15 hours):

Individualizing the Psychology Major

The psychology major is encouraged to take specific courses according to what he or she intends to do after graduating (going on to grad school, working, going to medical school, etc.). The student's major advisor, a professor in the Department of Psychology, assists the student in choosing the appropriate courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

Honors in Psychology

The primary goal of the Honors in Psychology program is to provide students with an opportunity to plan, carry out, and report the results of an independent research project conducted with an identified research mentor in the Psychology Department. The Honors in Psychology program will allow outstanding, accomplished students the opportunity to engage in more advanced, collaborative work with psychology faculty members.

Honors in Psychology Admissions Requirements:

Though not required, it is recommended that applicants have previously worked in a psychology faculty member’s research laboratory.

*This requirement will be waived for Spring 2017 admissions. Students must have completed PSYC 2050 or PSYC 2050H.


Honors in Psychology Requirements

Additional Information

Honors in Psychology Application Spring 2017

Undergraduate Psychology Research Assistant Opportunities


Contact the Psychology Department

If you have questions about clinical services, please call the Center for Psychological Services at (414) 288-3487 or fax at (414) 288-6073.

Location: Cramer Hall, 317
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 288-7218
Fax: (414) 288-5333