Psychology - Requirements for the Major

Psychology Program | Psychology Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 10-11 credits

Required:

  • PSYCH 102       Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits

One of these:

  • BUS ADM 216       Business Statistics, 4 credits (For Business major and minors only)
  • COMM SCI 205     Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260             Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

One of these:

  • BIOLOGY 202       Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 102      Introduction to Human Biology, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 28 credits

Research Methodology, required:

  • PSYCH 300       Experimental Psychology, 4 credits

Core Courses, 12 credits

Physiological/Cognitive, one of these:

  • PSYCH 308       Physiological Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 417       Psychology of Cognitive Processes, 3 credits

Social/Personality, one of these:

  • PSYCH 330       Social Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 429       Theories of Personality, 3 credits

Developmental, one of these:

  • HUM DEV 331  Infancy and Early Childhood, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 332  Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 343  Adulthood and Aging, 3 credits

Clinical, one of these:

  • PSYCH 435       Abnormal Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 438       Counseling Across the Lifespan, 3 credits

Elective Courses, 12 credits:

Choose from Physiological/Cognitive, Social/Personality or Clinical core courses (that were not taken to fulfill upper-level core requirement) OR choose from the following:

  • PSYCH 305       Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 310       Drugs and Behavior, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 350       Psychology and Culture, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 390       Environmental Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 401       Psychology of Women, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 415       Organizational and Personnel Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 420       Tests and Measurements, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 424       Psychology of Emotion, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 430       History and Systems of Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 440       Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 450       Health Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 460       Clinical Child Psychology, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 497       Internship, 1-12 credits

One of these is encouraged, but does not count toward major requirements:

  • PSYCH 478       Honors in the Major, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 495       Teaching Assistantship, 1-6 credits
  • PSYCH 496       Research Assistantship, 1-6 credits
  • PSYCH 498       Independent Study, 1-4 credits
Psychology Program
Psychology Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions