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Major in Psychology

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 - (11 credits)

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

Perspective Courses - (12 credits)

Four of the Following Courses

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

Capstone Course(s) - (3 credits)

One of the Following Courses

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

Electives

  • 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. Psychology 203 and Psychology 275 can be taken concurrently, but students cannot take Psychology 275 without either prior or concurrent enrollment in Psychology 203.
  2. All 400-level courses have a prerequisite of 20 psychology credits.
  3. Students need 20 credits for Psychology 481; these 20 credits must include Psychology 302 or 303.
  4. The following Psychology courses require Psychology 275 to be included in the 20 credits: 411, 446, 451, 455, 456, 463, 464, 470, 473, 474, 480, & 490.
by Karst, Aaron T last modified Apr 18, 2018 11:35 AM
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