Psychology Major

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology

I. Foundation Courses
All are required

PSY 111 General Psychology I
PSY 111L General Psychology I Laboratory
PSY 112 General Psychology II
PSY 201 Sophomore Seminar
PSY 211 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 211L Research Methods in Psychology Lab
PSY 212 Statistics and Data Analysis
PSY 212L Statistics and Data Analysis Laboratory


II. Psychology's Critical Subdisciplines:
Students must complete one course from each of the 5 areas; one of these classes must be at the 300-level.


PSY 280 Introduction to Neuropsychology
PSY 285 Introduction to Psychopharmacology
PSY 291 Special Topics in Biopsychology
PSY 378 Behavioral Neuroscience



PSY 250 Sensory and Perceptual Processes
PSY 252 The Science of Emotion
PSY 260 Learning and Memory
PSY 294 Special Topics in Cognition
PSY 363 Cognitive Science


Human Development:

PSY 230 Psychology of Adolescent Development
PSY 235 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
PSY 295 Special Topics in Human Development
PSY 324 Psychology of Child Development


Social Process:

PSY 245 Personality
PSY 247 Psychological Perspectives on Gender
PSY 255 Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 292 Special Topics in Social Process
PSY 346 Social Psychology



PSY 265 Abnormal Behavior and Experience
PSY 268 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PSY 270 Forensic Psychology
PSY 293 Special Topics in Psychopathology
PSY 332 Psychological Testing and Assessment


III. Electives:
Students must complete any two additional 3-credit courses offered by the Psychology Department.

IV. Advanced Laboratory Courses:
Students must complete PSY 310 (required for students entering as Freshman during the Fall 2010 term and later), plus one of the 1-credit lab courses (from PSY 325, 333, 347, 364, or 379).

PSY 310 Advanced Research Design
PSY 325 Child Development Laboratory
PSY 333 Psychological Testing and Assessment Laboratory
PSY 347 Social Psychology Laboratory
PSY 364 Cognitive Science Laboratory
PSY 379 Behavioral Neuroscience Lab


V. Capstone Experiences:
All students must complete PSY 443 and one of either PSY 400 (at least 3 credits) or PSY 550 Advanced Research


PSY 443 History and Theory
PSY 400 Internship
PSY 550 Advanced Research