Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Psychology BA On Campus Additional Admission Criteria:

*Students at UIS with 30 or more credit hours and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale qualify for full admission to the Psychology major. Transfer GPA is used for students entering UIS with 30+ transferable hours. Institutional GPA at 30 hours is used for all other students. Students with a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 can be granted conditional admission to the major, which permits enrollment in up to 12 semester hours of 300-level psychology courses during the first semester. The final decision on admission to the major for conditionally admitted students is made after completion of 12 hours of psychology courses at UIS. Those 300-level courses should be completed within two semesters of the conditional admission. The 2.5 GPA requirement is for entrance to the major. There is no required GPA to maintain the Psychology major.

all students wishing to be admitted to the Psychology major must first successfully complete PSY 201 (or equivalent) with a grade of C (2.0) or better (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted). Students who achieve scores of four and above on the Advanced Placement Psychology Examination will receive advanced placement credit for PSY 201. Students who achieve a score of 50 or higher on the Introductory Psychology CLEP test will receive CLEP credit for PSY 201.

Psychology BA Online *Students admitted into the online Psychology B.A. program are required to complete the Individualized Concentration online. The Individualized Concentration is intended to give students the greatest flexibility in obtaining a general background in Psychology.

*Admission to the online Psychology B.A. program is competitive. The online program has a separate admission process. The number of students admitted each term is limited by enrollment capacity. Applications are evaluated for admission in the fall and spring semesters. The admissions criteria include:

1)A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale), and
(2)A minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work.
*To apply, applicants are also required to present a rationale for pursuit of the online degree format as well as discuss their access to the Internet and their possession of relevant technological/computer skills.

Preference will be given to Online applicants who:

(1)Effectively demonstrate that they are unable to attend on-ground classes because of distance, work or care giving issues, or other circumstances that are incompatible with regularly scheduled on-ground class offerings.
(2) Have either completed at least 60 hours of undergraduate course work or earned an Associate of Arts degree.
(3)Have completed the following courses at the time of application: Introductory Psychology, English Composition I & II, Mathematics general education.
Completion of PSY 201 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or Advanced Placement Psychology Examination score greater than or equal to 4, or Introductory Psychology CLEP test score greater than or equal to 50.

*Minimum grade of C or better in both ENG 101 and ENG 102
Online program coordinator and Department Chair N/A N/A
Psychology Minor The entrance prerequisite course work for the Psychology minor is the same as for the major (PSY 201 or equivalent with a grade of C or better).