Psychology Major Requirements

 

Premajor Requirements:
 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent) [3-4 hours]
PSY 195 Orientation to Psychology [1 hour]
PSY 215 Experimental Psychology [4 hours]
 
Students must complete a minimum of 23 hours in psychology to include the following:
 
*Requirement One
 
PSY 216 Applications of Statistics in Psychology [4 hours]
 
*Requirement Two—Four of the following five courses must be completed:
 
PSY 223 Developmental Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 311 Learning and Cognition [3 hours]
PSY 312 Brain and Behavior [3 hours]
PSY 313 Personality and Individual Differences [3 hours]
PSY 314 Social Psychology and Cultural Processes [3 hours]***
 
*Requirement Three—One of the following advanced lecture/labs:
 
PSY 427 Cognitive Processes [4 hours]
PSY 430 Research in Personality [4 hours]
PSY 440 Research in Social Psychology [4 hours]
PSY 450 Learning [4 hours]
PSY 456 Behavioral Neuroscience [4 hours]
PSY 460 Processes of Psychological Development [4 hours]
PSY 552 Evolutionary Psychology [4 hours]
 
*Requirement Four—One of the following capstone options:
PSY 495 & PSY 496 Senior Thesis Research [8 hours]
PSY 499 Senior Internship [3 hours]
PSY 500 History and Systems of Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 534 Child Psychopathology [3 hours]
PSY 535 Psychological Testing [3 hours]
PSY 561 Adv Topics in Foundations of Clinical Psychology [3 hrs]
PSY 562 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 563 Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 564 Advanced Topics in Learning [3 hours]
PSY 565 Advanced Topics in Neuroscience [3 hours]
PSY 566 Advanced Topics in Social Psychology [3 hours]
 
*Psychology elective courses:
 
PSY 223 Developmental Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 302 Psychology in Business and Industry [3 hours]
PSY 320 Forensic Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 331 Psychology of Adjustment [3 hours]
PSY 333 Abnormal Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 350 Careers in Psychology [3 hours]
PSY 394 Research in Psychology [1-3 hours]
PSY 395 Independent Work in Psychology [1-3 hours]
PSY 399 Field/Community Based Education [1-6 hours]
PSY 459 Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior [3 hours]
PSY 558 Biology of Motivation [3 hours]
 
***Note: PSY 344 , Social Psychology, is not listed because it is for nonmajors only. Students who have received credit for PSY 314, Social Psychology and Cultural Processes, cannot receive credit for PSY 344. Nonmajors who have received credit for PSY 344 cannot receive credit for PSY 314.
 
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