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 101 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

Teacher Licensure

Students wishing to become high school psychology teachers can major in Social Science Education with a concentration in Psychology.