Students may declare their interest in the Psychology program at any time after admission to the College. Students may apply for formal admission to the Psychology major after completing the required prerequisites.
Students transferring from other psychology programs at other colleges and universities may also apply for formal admission to the major. The department will review the coursework completed by students from other institutions and will grant credit where applicable.
Students may apply to the Psychology major after completion of:
- PS133 and PS153 with a grade of “C” or above
- General education requirements, including CT233, EN113, and EN133
Students may apply for admission to the major in the fall or spring semester. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15 in the fall semester and March 15 in the spring semester.
Procedure for formal application:
- Submit completed Psychology program application form, including a brief autobiography (1 pg or less), and a personal statement, and have three references attesting to responsibility and aptitude in psychology sent to the Psychology Program Coordinator by March 15 (for fall semester) or October 15 (for spring semester). Click here for an application packet.
- Once all appropriate materials are submitted to the Psychology Program Coordinator, a formal decision is made by the Admissions Committee. The decision of the Admissions Committee is based on submitted documentation and other documents pertinent to the student’s academic career at Presentation College. A background check may also be required. In reviewing each applicant the department has the following options:
- to grant admission to the major
- to grant provisional admission
- deny admission to the applicant.
- Admitted students will receive a letter of acceptance status from the Psychology Program Coordinator after review of the above.
Provisional admission includes a contract which outlines specific activities for students to complete. Students who are denied admission to the major may apply again the following semester.
Students in the psychology major are expected to:
- Complete the program of study as outlined in the College Catalog
- Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or have a contract with an advisor
- Sign a statement of ethical conduct
- Submit to criminal background screening when agencies require it; cost incurred by students (except in Minnesota)
- Earn a minimum of “C” in all Psychology major and minor courses
- Meet with assigned advisor as required
A Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology is granted by Presentation College to students who have met the requirements of the Psychology major, as well as all requirements of Presentation College. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required to graduate from the program.