Psychology Department

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Major Requirements for Class of 2007, 2006, 2005 and earlier

Note: Students entering with the Class of 2007 or before should follow the major requirements indicated below. If you entered with the Class of 2008 or later, you should follow the 'new' major requirements.

In total, psychology majors take at least 9 psychology courses. Many students take more than 10 by the time they graduate.

All students take:
PSY 101, PSY 103, 1 Fundamental Process course, 1 Social & Personality processes course, 1 Advanced Research course, 4 electives (any course except PSY 270 counts).
Only 1 credit of PSY 970 and 1 credit of PSY 960 can count toward the major

CORE COURSES
(AT LEAST 2 total: 1 FROM EACH AREA)

Fundamental Processes

PSY212: Learning and Behavior
PSY214: Sensation and Perception
PSY215: Biological Psychology
PSY311: Cognitive Processes

Social and Personality
Processes

PSY220: Social Psychology
PSY232: Personality Psychology
PSY230: Child Development
PSY231: Adolescent Development
PSY240: Abnormal Psychology
PSY340: Psychotherapy & Counseling

ADVANCED RESEARCH

PSY 490: Advanced Research in Psychology

OTHER COURSES & SEMINARS
(AT LEAST 1)

PSY 320: History of Psychology
PSY 341: Psychological Assessment
PSY 322: Psychology of Women
PSY 330: Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 312: Psychopharmacology
PSY 410: Memory and Amnesia
PSY 425: Contemporary Racism
PSY 436: Existential Psychology
PSY 430: Development: Inclusion-Exclusion
PSY 440: Clinical Case Studies
PSY 441: Health Psychology
PSY 38x, 48x: Special Topics

Additional Choices:
BUS 360, 361: Organizational Behavior
                 (for psych majors, PSY 101 is the only pre-requisite)
EDU 201: Special Ed: Diverse Learners/Inclusive Classrooms (for EDU students only)

Also consider:
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

PSY270: Research Apprenticeship (credit does not count toward major)
PSY960: Psychology Internship (only 1 credit counts toward elective in major)
PSY970: Independent Study/Research (only 1 credit counts toward elective in major)

*For detailed course descriptions, click here*