Psychology Department at NWOSU

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NWOSU Psychology Department

The Psychology Department at NWOSU offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) degree, which meets some of the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) in the state of Oklahoma. The coursework needed to complete L.P.C. requirements are offered post-Master’s at NWOSU.

Courses are offered on three campuses: Alva, Enid, and Woodward. The MCP program is offered fully on the Alva and Enid campuses. Undergraduate courses are offered in Alva, Enid, and Woodward. Currently, the complete undergraduate program is offered only in Alva. Required courses are offered in both Alva and Enid and enough electives are currently offered in Enid to complete the Psychology major. Some graduate and undergraduate courses are offered in Woodward.

The department uses interactive television as a distance learning tool to hold some graduate and undergraduate courses on multiple sites.

Alva location:
Mark W. Davis, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Nancy J. Knous, Ph.D., Professor
Karen Linstrum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Enid location:
Leigh T. Kirby, MS, LPC, Instructor
Wayne McMillin, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Sherril Stone, Associate Professor

An undergraduate major usually spends the first 2-3 semesters fulfilling general education coursework before entering the upper-division psychology courses and deciding on a minor area of study. Possible minors include sociology, social work, business administration, computer science, and biology. The courses needed to complete a major in psychology are specified.