Transfer Students

Are you a transfer student or are you considering joining us at UWM from another institution and interested in the Psychology Major? If so, we can help!

Most of the information you will need to make your transition successful and smooth can be found on the UWM site for transfer students or the College of Letters & Science site for transfer students. We provide this link, and several others, below. If you have specific questions about the Psychology Major or the Psychology Minor (e.g., about the course requirements in psychology), you’ve come to the right place. Links to our major and minor coursework checklists are also provided below, along with a link to our major handbook. If you have questions, or would like to speak with someone directly, please contact Professor Deborah Hannula, Associate Chair of the Psychology Department – hannula@uwm.edu.

General Information for Transfer Students

UWM Transfer Information External Link

How to Apply for Admission

Interested in Applying? The page below gives you information on how to get started.

How to Apply

Will My Credits Transfer?

A common question that students have concerns whether credit they’ve earned for coursework completed at other institutions will transfer to UWM. If you would like to preliminary determine whether and how specific classes will transfer, you are welcome to use the Transfer Equivalency Database (TED). Select your institution, the subject matter, and the course number from the dropdown options and hit “submit”  – when you’ve done this, information about course equivalency will be provided. Alternatively, you may request an unofficial evaluation from the College of Letters & Science. If you have questions about transfer credits for Psychology classes, please contact Professor Hannula (hannula@uwm.edu).

Scholarships

The UWM Scholarships Portal is a one-stop-shop for scholarship opportunities. You complete one General Application and your School/College’s supplemental application (if required) and you’ll get a list of scholarships that are a potential match. To access the Scholarship Portal, use the link below.

UWM Scholarships External Link

Financial Aid

Are you planning to apply for financial aid? If so, we would recommend that you schedule and appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor who can help you navigate this territory. Below, we’ve provided a link to UWM’s financial aid site that gives information about how to schedule an appointment.

UWM Financial Aid External Link

Information for Admitted Students

You’ve applied and been admitted to UWM – Congratulations! For more information about what you’ll need to do before you can start classes, check out the link below.

Admitted Students Information External Link

Important Dates and Deadlines

Important Transfer Student Dates External Link


Course Requirements in Psychology for Majors and Minors

Major Checklist

This checklist outlines all of the course requirements in psychology for majors. Including information about the GPA requirements and the number of transfer credits in psychology that can count towards these requirements (see p. 2). If you have questions about the requirements or about transfer credits in psychology, please contact Professor Hannula (hannula@uwm.edu). For questions about transferability of classes outside of Psychology, contact a Letters & Science admissions counselor at let-sci@uwm.edu.

Psychology Major Checklist

Major Handbook

This handbook provides an overview of the undergraduate program in psychology – including information about academic requirements, advising, undergraduate research opportunities, field placements, and future directions.

Major Handbook

Minor Checklist

This checklist outlines all of the course requirements in psychology for minors. Including information about the GPA requirements and the number of transfer credits in psychology that can count towards these requirements (see p. 2).

Psychology Minor Checklist

How to Declare a Psychology Major or Minor

It is possible that you will be admitted as an “intended psychology major,” but to make this designation official, you must declare the major. Note that psychology majors can earn either the Bachelor of Science (B.S. degree) or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A. degree) – the choice is yours.

For more information, please see p. 5 of the Major Handbook (see link above). Specific information about how to declare the major or the minor in psychology can be found here:

Declare Major/Minor

Online Students

Students can complete the psychology major online, without coming onto campus. If this is the option that would work best for you, please see our web page for online students.

Online Major