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Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology: Major

To declare a major in Psychology, students must have:

  • Completed PSY272 Introductory Psychology
  • A total cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better and
  • A Math Placement Level (MPL) of 3 or higher.

Current plans of study appear below for the following Psychology programs:

Please be aware that if you declared one of these majors in a previous academic year, your plan of study may differ. See your advisor with any questions.

Psychology - 40*-41 credits

* Students who receive three (3) transfer credits for a course considered equivalent to PSY275 Psychological Statistics may fulfill the major requirements with 40 credits.

I.  Introductory Requirement (3 credits)
     PSY272 Introductory Psychology (3)

II.  Methodological Skills Requirement (8 credits)
      PSY275 Psychological Statistics (4)* - see note above regarding transfer equivalencies
      PSY311 Psychological Research Methods (4) [prerequisite:  PSY275]

III. Content Area Studies (18 credits)
       Physiology, Learning & Cognition (choose 2)

       PSY303 Introduction to Psychology of Learning (3)
       PSY305 Psychology of Perception (3)
       PSY310 Psychology of Memory & Thinking (3)
       PSY402 Psychology of Language (3)
       PSY403 Health Psychology (3, WI)
       PSY436 Physiological Psychology (3)

       Social, Developmental & History (choose 2)
       PSY302 History & Systems in Psychology (3)
       PSY306 Social Psychology (3)
       PSY308 Psychology of Motivation (3)
       PSY343 Psychology of Infancy & Childhood (3)
       PSY344 Psychology of Adolescence & Adulthood (3)
       PSY350 Psychology of Women (3)

       Personality & Abnormal (choose 1)
       PSY313 Psychology of Personality (3)
       PSY412 Abnormal Psychology (3)
       PSY440 Clinical and Counseling Psychology (3)

       Applied (choose 1)
       PSY304 Industrial Psychology (3)
       PSY315 Basics of Organizational Psychology (3)
       PSY456 Disaster Psychology (3)
       PSY458 Introduction to Psychological Testing (3) [prerequisite: PSY275]

IV. Capstone Experience (3 credits)
      PSY498 Seminar in Psychology (3, WI) [prerequisite:  PSY311]

V. Electives (9 credits) - Choose three courses. Each of the three may come from either this list OR may be an additional course coming from ANY of the categories above.

PSY273 Psychology of Adjustment (3)
PSY293 Psychology Selected Topic
PSY295 Independent Study Psychology
PSY307 Evolutionary Psychology (3)
PSY309 Constructivism (3)
PSY318 Group Behavior (3)
PSY320 Behavior Modification (3)
PSY330 Crisis Intervention (4)
PSY393 Psychology Selected Topic
PSY442 Psychological Study of Social Problems (3)
PSY493 Psychology Selected Topic
PSY494 Fieldwork in Psychology
PSY495 Independent Study Psychology
PSY497 Internship in Psychology (3)

VI. Research Experience Component
     At least 12 half-hour experiential credits (i.e., 6 hours) completed.