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Major Curriculum

The psychology department offers courses in all areas of the field to ensure program graduates are prepared for any challenges they may face. All required, perspective, and capstone courses are listed below. A "C" or better is needed in ALL courses for them to count towards the major.

Required Courses

  • Psychology 101, 104 or 110 (General Psychology)
  • Psychology 123 (Orientation)
  • Psychology 203 (Statistics)
  • Psychology 275 (Research Methods)

Perspective Courses

Four of the Following 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 Courses

  • 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.

Additional Major Requirements

  • A "C" or better in ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 110, or WBIS 188
  • A "C" or better in one of the following: PBIS 187, PBIS 188, PBIS 189, MATH 104 (or placement at a level higher than math 104 via the placement exam), MATH 108, MATH 204, or any mathematics/statistics/computer science course besidies PSYCH 203 that meets the Level II BS Math Requirement
  • A "C" or better in two laboratory science courses that meet the BA or BS laboratory science requirement

Enrollment Guidelines

  1. Statistics and Research Methods can now be taken concurrently, but students cannot take Research Methods without either prior or concurrent enrollment in Statistics.
  2. All 400-level courses have a prerequisite of 20 psychology credits.
  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).
by Karst, Aaron T last modified Jan 16, 2018 08:30 AM
2018 Spring Colloquium Series

Friday, March 30th

Samantha Noll: The Effect of Language on Perception of Ingroups and Outgroups

Kevin Mohawk: Individual Differences and Processing Bias Influence on the Creation of False Memories

Rebecca Timmins: Gender differences in Mu Wave suppression

All Colloquiums take place in Clow 240 from 1:00 to 3:00

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