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Major & Minor in Psychology

 

MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY REQUIRED COURSES
  (14 courses in Psyc [39 credits total] + 7 credits outside psychology = 46 credits total)

NOTE: FOR ALL COURSES LISTED BELOW, STUDENTS MUST EARN A C OR HIGHER


FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credits):
Students must take each of these 3 courses:

PSYC 150 General Psychology or PSYC 151 Honors General Psychology (3 cr)

PSYC 201 Research Methods & Analysis I (3 cr)

PSYC 301 Research Methods & Analysis II (3 cr)


FUNDAMENTAL COURSES (6 credits):
Students must take each of these 3 courses:

PSYC 197 Introduction to the Profession of Psychology (1 cr)

PSYC 155 Critical Thinking & Scientific Inquiry (3 cr)

PSYC 397 Career Planning in Psychology (2 cr)


COURSES IN CORE AREAS (12 credits):
One course from each of the following 4 groups:

A.  Biological Bases courses (3 cr)
PSYC 306 Sensation & Perception
PSYC 386 Drugs and Human Behavior
PSYC 420 Physiological Psychology
PSYC 430 Health Psychology

C.  Developmental Changes Across the Lifespan courses (3 cr)
PSYC 208 Intro to Lifespan Development
PSYC 210 Child Development
PSYC 212 Adolescent & Adult Development

B.  Learning and Cognition courses (3 cr)
PSYC 345 Animal Learn & Cognition
PSYC 409 Human Learning & Cognition
PSYC 485 Behavioral Approaches to Human Problems

D.  Sociocultural courses (3 cr)
PSYC 314 Theories of Personality
PSYC 317 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 318 Social Psychology


DIVERSE POPULATIONS COURSES (3 credits):
One course from the following:


PSYC 214 Introduction to Geropsychology

PSYC 220 Psychology of Women

PSYC 270 Psychological Perspectives of Human Sexuality

PSYC 325 African American Psychology

PSYC 404 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSYC 489 Abnormal Child Psychology


APPLIED COURSES (3 credits minimum):
One course from the following:


PSYC 340 Forensic Psychology

PSYC 360 Industrial Organizational Psychology

PSYC 387 Addictions Treatment Delivery

PSYC 388 Treatment Issues in Addictions

PSYC 394 Learning Mentor Psych Field Experience

PSYC 408 Tests and Measurement

PSYC 410 Introduction to Counseling

PSYC 445 Research Approaches to Animal Behavior & Cognition

PSYC 450 Multicultural Counseling Issues

PSYC 488 Environmental Psychology


ELECTIVE COURSES (3 credits):
One additional course in psychology including courses listed in this electives section or any additional course from Core Areas, Diverse Populations or Applied.

PSYC 213 Psychology of Adjustment

PSYC 250 Death and Dying

PSYC 290 Psychological Issues and Practices

PSYC 303 Psychology of Couples

PSYC 385 Group Processes

PSYC 440 Survey of Family Psychology & Intervention Issues

PSYC 490 Special Topics Psychology

PSYC 491 Seminar In Psych

PSYC 498 Readings in Psych

PSYC 499 Psychology Projects


CAPSTONE COURSES (3 credits minimum):
One of the following:

PSYC 470 Research Methods Applications

PSYC 492/495 Internship (9-15 cr)

PSYC 481 History and Systems of Psychology

PSYC 497 Senior Seminar


COURSES OUTSIDE OF PSYCHOLOGY (7 credits):
Students must take each of these 2 courses:

BIOL 109 or BIOL 149 (4 cr)

ENGL 308 or 312



MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY REQUIRED COURSES
  (6 courses in Psyc [18 credits total] + 0 credits outside psychology = 18 credits total)

 

FOUNDATION COURSES (6 credits):
Students must take each of these courses:

PSYC 150 or PSYC 151
PSYC 201 or a departmentally approved research methods course substitution


COURSES IN CORE AREAS (12 credits):
One course from each of the following 4 groups:     

A.  Biological Bases courses
B.  Learning and Cognition courses
C.  Developmental Changes Across the Lifespan courses           
D.  Sociocultural courses
 



Major & Minor Requirements from the Undergraduate Catalog