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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

Psychology Major

Recommended for students who seek a liberal arts preparation for employment in business, industry or human service agencies, or wish to prepare for professional or graduate school.

  • Required Units (crs.): 35 minimum

  • Requirements: In addition to the Core Courses:

    • Perspectives in Psychology-Choose 4 of the following 5 courses; 12 crs.

      • Psychology 302 or 303, 305, 380, 383, 391

    • Capstone Courses-Choose 1 of the following 3 courses; 3 crs.

      • Psychology 464, 470, 490

  • Electives: The remaining unit (cr.) hours are electives and can be fulfilled by any Psychology course, including all courses listed under Perspectives in Psychology and Capstone course groups. L&S Career Internships (Interdisciplinary Studies 399; 3 crs., Introduction to Cognitive Science (Philosophy 316; 3 crs.), and Political Psychology (Political Science 329; 3 crs.), may also be counted as elective courses for the Psychology Major.

    A. Healthcare - Business Emphasis 

    Recommended for students seeking a broad background in the biological and social sciences related to Healthcare, combined with business essentials. The Honors version of any course may be substituted. 

    • Required Units (crs.): 80 minimum

    • Required courses:

      • Psychology: Psychology 101 or 102 or 104 or 110, 203, 220, 275, 367, 383 (Note: Psychology 123 is not required, Biology 112 is required-see below).

      • Three courses from the following list:

        • Psychology: Psychology 303, 305, 380, 391, 464, 470 or 490

      • Psychology: Psychology 123, 446, 474, 480 or Interdisciplinary 399 (must be related to Healthcare)

      • Math: Math 171 or 204 and 206

      • Biology: Biology 105, 211 or 308, 212, 323

      • Chemistry: Chemistry 105, 106

      • Business: Business 198, 204, 311, 351, 361

      • Two of the following courses: Business 320, 331, 341, 371, Economics 204 
        NOTE: Maximum of six Business credits per semester are allowed.

    B. Healthcare - Science Emphasis 

    Recommended for students seeking a rigorous undergraduate program in the biological and social sciences related to Healthcare, particularly if graduate education is desired. The Honors version of any course may be substituted. See a Healthcare adviser for General Education recommendations in support of this emphasis.

    • Required Units (crs.): 74 minimum

    • Required courses:

      • Psychology: Psychology 101 or 102 or 104 or 110; and 203, 220, 275, 367, 383 (Note: Psychology 123 is not required, Biology 112 is required-see below).

      • Three courses from the following list:

        • Psychology: Psychology 303, 305, 380, 391, 464, 470 or 490

      • Psychology: Psychology 446, 474, 480 or Interdisciplinary 399 (must be related to Healthcare)

      • Math: Math 171 or 204 and 206

      • Biology: Biology 105, 112, 211 or 308, 212 or 319, 323

      • Chemistry: Chemistry 105, 106, 235, 303, 335

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