Requirements

Psychology major requirements

The psychology major requires a total of 9.5 course credits. Courses are divided into four categories: required courses, foundational courses, advanced courses and electives. The psychology minor, listed at the bottom, requires 5 course credits.

Required courses (4.5 course credits required):

PSYC 101G Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 201 Research Methods I: Statistical Analysis
PSYC 202 Research Methods II: Design and Communication
PSYC 415 Readings in Psychology (0.5 course credit)
PSYC 420 Research Seminar

Foundational courses (3.0 course credits required, including at least one from Group A and at least one from Group B):

Group A: Biological and Behavioral Processes
PSYC 216 Learning and Memory
PSYC 236 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 239 Health Psychology
PSYC 243 Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Group B: Social Processes
PSYC 221 Lifespan Development
PSYC 233 Social Psychology
PSYC 240 Personality

Other Foundational Courses
PSYC 237 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSYC 250 Special Topics
PSYC 251 Research Practicum
PSYC 287 Political Psychology
PSYC 290 Cross-Cultural Psychology Practicum (0.5 course credit)

Advanced courses (must choose 2.0 course credits from the following):

PSYC 302 Advanced Experimental Psychology
PSYC 303 Drugs and Behavior
PSYC 304 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC 305 Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYC 318 Biopsychology
PSYC 321 Cultural Psychology
PSYC 323 Psychology of Gender
PYSC 330 Forensic Psychology
PSYC 345 Animal Behavior
PSYC 355 Theories of Counseling

Electives:

The following courses may be taken but are not required for the major:
PSYC 207 Introduction to Health Careers (0.25 course credit)
PSYC 350 Special Topics in Psychology
PSYC 351 Independent Study
PSYC 352 Internship in Psychology
PSYC 455 Advanced Counseling Seminar

Psychology minor requirements (5.0 course credits):

PSYC 101G Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 202 Research Methods II: Design and Communication
One Foundational Course from Group A: Biological and Behavioral Processes
One Foundational Course from Group B: Social Processes
One Advanced Course