Advising Tracks

The tracks listed below are an advising tool to help students plan courses to meet their career aspirations. These tracks are intended to help students choose a) among required major courses (e.g., either PSY 301 or PSY 321 is required); b) psychology electives most consistent with their goals; and c) other useful courses outside the psychology department. Courses required for all psychology majors are: PSY 101, 201, 601, 602.


Developmental Psychology Track:


  • Recommended Major Requirement Options: PSY 281, 301 or 321, 633 and 634.
  • Recommended Psychology Electives: PSY 221, 291, 431.
  • Other Recommended Courses: EDU 201, PSY 231, CJS 201 (formerly SOC 201), SOC 204.


Clinical/Counseling Psychology Track:


  • Recommended Major Requirement Options: PSY 281, 301, 637 and 638.
  • Recommended Psychology Electives: PSY 275, 401, 421. Students interested in working with children should also take PSY 221, 431; Students interested in working primarily with adults should also take PSY 291, 212 or 321.
  • Other Recommended Courses: CJS 102 (formerly SOC 102), PSY 231, CJS 201 (formerly SOC 201), NS/PSY 341, SOC 204.


Social/Organizational Psychology Track:


  • Recommended Major Requirement Options: PSY 321, 351, 635 and 636.
  • Recommended Psychology Electives: PSY 212, 213, 241, and 301.
  • Other Recommended Courses: ACC 201, BA 140, SOC 305.


Research/General Psychology Track:


  • Recommended Major Requirement Options: PSY 281 or 351, 321, 635 and 636

    or

    639 and 640.
  • Recommended Psychology Electives: PSY 341, 315.

 

An understanding of computer-human interactions and advanced technologies may be essential for students entering the work force or graduate/professional programs.  Therefore, we recommend that students choose at least one class from the following computer science courses: CS 102, 103, 104, 204, 221 OR 310.