Change needed in Psychology Department

Change needed in Psychology Department

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Emma Pohl started this petition to Dean of arts and science at Uleth

Currently students on the psychology department are being left behind. With recent changes such as professors retiring and going on leave, have left a shortage of classes available. Many students in the upper years have not been able to get into classes they require to graduate or would require as pre requisites to get into upper level courses. There needs to be more upper level courses and/or more spots in those courses as many students are struggling to get into courses needed to graduate. We understand that we can wait list for courses or do independent studies but those measures only help a very small percentage of students. We shouldn't have to waitlist every single semester in order to get into necessary classes.

There is currently 14 classes available in the psychology department for undergraduate students.  In the psychology course catalogue there is 33 course options not including topics courses or series courses. This is less than half. And only 2 of these courses are 4000 level which is a graduate requirement to have at least one 4000. 

Professors have worked extra hard this semester in order to provide us with the best online learning experience possible and now are having to take on extra course just to provide more extra courses to the students and are now having to re structure spring 2021 course just to be able to provide enough courses without spreading themselves too thin.  

We need change, We need to be able to complete our courses to graduate in a timely manor. It is understood how important it is for students to plan for their own semesters and make sure they get their required courses but even when we know the schedule months in advance, there are changes made the day before we register and there is not enough courses offered for all the students to graduate on time. 

I am one of few students that got into my required courses for next semester, but i'm the only one out of over 50 students I've talked to this morning alone that got into at least one of my required courses.

Students, Friends of students, faculty, community members, please sign this petition that will get sent to the Dean in order to demand change in the psychology department. It is our education and it is our right to demand we get the best opportunities possible. 

 

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