Majors & Minors

Requirements for the Major in Psychology

To complete the major in Psychology, a student must complete a minimum of 36 credits, which include the following:

  • Introductory Psychology, PSYC 100, 3 credits
  • Biological Bases of Behavior, PSYC 222, 3 credits
  • Research Methods PSYC 212, 4 credits & Research Methods lab,
  • PSYC 212L, 0 credits
  • Statistics, PSYC 214, 3 credits & SPSS lab, PSYC 214L, 1 credit
  • Literature Review Seminar, PSYC 415, 3 credits
  • Senior Presentation, PSYC 499, 1 credit
  • One 300-level laboratory course, selected from:
    • Functional Neuroimaging, PSYC 325, 4 credits
    • Sensation and Perception, PSYC 332, 4 credits
    • Psychology of Learning, PSYC 334, 4 credits
    • Developmental Research, PSYC 345, 4 credits
    • Clinical Communication, PSYC 376, 4 credits
  • At least 14 credits of electives in psychology at the 100 level or above.
  • One science course outside the field of psychology, excluding MATH and INTD, 3 credits

Due to prerequisites, the following course sequence is strongly recommended:

  • Freshman year - 100, 222
  • Sophomore year - 212/212L, 214/214L (preferably concurrently)
  • Junior year - one 300-level laboratory course
  • Senior year - 415 & 499

Requirements for the Minor in Psychology

To complete the minor in Psychology, a student must complete a total of 19-20 credits, which include the following:

  • Introductory Psychology, PSYC 100
  • One laboratory course chosen from: PSYC 212, 325, 332, 334, 345, 376;
  • Nine credits chosen from: PSYC 222, 242, 336, 352, 362, 372, 382; and
  • One additional 3-credit or 4-credit course at the 200 level or above

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