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Psychology

Requirements for the Major

Psychology courses:

PSY 101 Introduction to General Psychology
PSY 201 Statistical Methods and Analysis
PSY 590-594 Field Experience/Internship
PSY 601 Psychology Capstone: Senior Studies I
PSY 602 Psychology Capstone: Senior Studies II
MTH 131 Applied Calculus OR MTH 150 Calculus I

In addition, students select from the following lists of elective psychology and supporting courses:

Note: the psychology faculty have developed advising tracks to help students select appropriate elective courses based on their career aspirations. The program offers tracks in Developmental Psychology, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Social/Organizational Psychology, and Research/General Psychology. For more information, contact any psychology faculty member.

At least one of the following courses:

PSY 281 Principles of Learning and Memory
PSY 351 Cognition

And at least one of the following courses:

PSY 301 Psychological Assessment
PSY 321 Social Psychology

And one of the following:

PSY 631-640 Advanced Research Seminar
PSY 650 Research Scholars

And four or five of the following psychology elective courses:

PSY 212 Psychology of Personality
PSY 213 Psychology of Prejudice
PSY 215 Psychology of Sex
PSY 219 Early Childhood Development
PSY 221 Childhood and Adolescence
PSY 235 Psychology of Women 
PSY 241 Organizational Psychology
PSY 251 The Internet: Psychology
PSY 261 Neural Networks: The Biopsychological Perspective
PSY 262 Neuropsychology of Mind
PSY 275 Forensic Psychology
PSY 281 Principles of Learning and Memory
PSY 291 Adulthood and Aging
PSY 301 Psychological Assessment
PSY 315 Animal Behavior
PSY 321 Social Psychology
PSY 341 Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 351 Cognition
PSY 401 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 421 Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice
PSY 431 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 610, 611 Advanced Topics

And two of the following supporting courses:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I OR PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II OR PHY 152 Principles of Physics II
PSY 341 Behavioral Neuroscience

 

What can you do with a Psychology degree?

Imagine yourself in the human services field, in a research position, in a school system, as a forensic scientist, or holding a position in an industrial or corporate setting.