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Dual Enrollment Program

Completion of Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology in high school can earn credit for Introductory Psychology 1010 at UNO.

Purpose of Dual Enrollment

  • Enrichment of high school courses to benefit the students who want to earn college credit.
  • Give those students who are advanced in their coursework the opportunity to get a head start on their college career.
  • Fulfills 3 hours of a core curriculum requirement within Social and Behavioral Sciences for UNO undergraduate coursework, which is necessary for all majors.
  • Make the transition between high school and college easier.

Course Description

  • Introduction to Psychology 1010 (Dual Enrollment/AP Psychology) is an exploration of the basic theories and principles of psychology. In particular, the behavior and mental processes of humans and animals are scientifically studied. The general domains of psychology covered by the Dual Enrollment/AP course include: scientific methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, development, motivation, states of consciousness, individual differences, thinking, health, learning, memory, personality, abnormal, and social psychology.
  • Introduction to Psychology 1010 is an introductory course which surveys the majority of fields within psychology. Subsequent courses build upon this introductory level of knowledge and approach the topics in greater depth; Introduction to Psychology 1010 is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses.

Requirements for Enrollment and Credit of the Course

  • GPA = 3.0 or above
  • Passing grade in approved Dual Enrollment class (C- or above)

Opportunities for Enrolled Students

  • Tour the psychology research facilities (see pictures above)
  • Visit college classes on UNO's campus
  • Discuss with professors about topics within psychology of particular interest to you
  • Learn about possible careers and graduate programs
  • Fulfill a course within the social sciences requirements for much less money
  • Experience a college level course in the relative comfort of high school
  • Meet college professors and students

UNO Psychology Professors and Areas of Specialty

Joseph Brown: Cognitive Psychology

Teaching: Sensation and Perception, Cognition, Attention and Performance

Research: Skilled performance, word recognition, handwriting

Jonathan Santo: Developmental Psychology

Teaching: Adolescent Development, Statistics, Cross-Cultural Psychology

Research: Adolescent identity development, Moderators of the depressive effects of peer victimization, Cross-cultural differences in peer relations

 

Lisa Kelly-Vance: School Psychology

Teaching: Early Childhood Assessment, Psychology of Exceptional Children, Family Analysis and Treatment, Practicum in School Psychology, Internship

Research: Primary areas include play assessment in early childhood and English Language Learners. Other research interests include development of reading skills, family nvolvement, curriculum based measurement, curriculum based evaluation, phonological awareness, multiage classrooms, and English language learners

 

Lisa Scherer: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Teaching: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Training and Organizational Development, Reearch Methods, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making, Human Factors, Abnormal Psychology

Research: Primary areas include play assessment in early childhood and English Language Learners. Other research interests include development of reading skills, family nvolvement, curriculum based measurement, curriculum based evaluation, phonological awareness, multiage classrooms, and English language learners

 

Suzanne Sollars: Neuroscience & Behavior

Teaching:Behavioral Neuroscience

Research: Sensory neurophysiology, gustatory system

 

Click here learn more about Dual Enrollment and other participating courses and schools

 

For additional information or questions, contact:

Dr. Suzanne Sollars

Psychology Dual Enrollment Coordinator

ssollars@unomaha.edu

(402) 554-3981