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The psychology department offers courses in all areas of the field to ensure program graduates are prepared to for any challenges they may face. All psychology department courses are listed below.

Required Courses

  • Psychology 101, 104 or 110
  • Psychology 123 (Orientation)
  • Psychology 203 (Statistics)
  • Psychology 275 (Research Methods)
  • Psychology 299 (Admission to Major)

Other Courses Needed

Four of the Following Perspective Courses

  • Psychology 303 or 302 (Abnormal)
  • Psychology 305 (Social)
  • Psychology 380 (Cognitive)
  • Psychology 383 (Biological)
  • Psychology 391 (Developmental)

Capstone Course(s)

One of the Following Required

  • Psychology 464 (History)
  • Psychology 470 (Research in Psychology)
  • Psychology 490 (Special Topics)


Additional courses in psychology curriculum to earn a minimum of 35* credits.

* If course catalogue is pre 2010, a minimum of 36 credits is required.


Major Specifics

  1. Statistics and Research Methods can now be taken concurrently, but students cannot take Research Methods with either prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistics.
  2. All 400-level courses now require 20 credits of psych courses before students can take them.
  3. Students need 20 credits for Psychology 481 (Practices in Clinical Psychology); these 20 credits must include abnormal psychology.
  4. The following require Research Methods (275) to be included in the 20 credits: psychometrics (411), independent study (446), seminar in applied psych (451), sensation & perception (455), related readings (456), theories & principles of  learning (463), history of psych (464), research in psych (470), personality (473), honors thesis (474), advanced research (480), & special topics (490).


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