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Course Requirements

The Department of Psychology offers a B.S. degree in Psychology. To graduate from High Point University with this degree, students must complete the following:

B.S. in Psychology
Major Requirements 44 credits
University Core Requirements 50 credits
Electives 34 credits

TOTAL

128 credits


Requirements for the B.S. in Psychology (44 credits):

Required Core Courses (16 credits)

  • PSY 2000 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 2100 – Statistics for Psychology
  • PSY 3100 – Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 4100 – Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

Required Electives: (28 credits)
Select 3 courses from Area A, 2 courses from Area B, and 8 credits from Area C

 A.   Survey of Psychology
Choose 3 of the following courses (12):

  • PSY 2200 – Personality Psychology (4)
  • PSY 2250 – Abnormal Psychology (4)
  • PSY 2300 – Lifespan Development (4)
  • PSY 2400 – Social Psychology (4)
  • PSY 2500 – Cognitive Psychology (4)
  • PSY 2600 – Biopsychology (4)
  • PSY 2880 – Special Topics (4)

B.   Psychological Processes
Choose 2 of the following courses (8):

  • PSY 3210 – Person Perception (4)
  • PSY 3310 – Child Development (4)
  • PSY 3320 – Adolescent Development (4)
  • PSY 3410 – Social Cognition (4)
  • PSY 3420 – Close Relationships (4)
  • PSY 3450. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (4)
  • PSY/GBS 3470 – Cross-Cultural Psychology (4)
  • PSY 3510 – Language and Thought (4)
  • PSY 3520 – Sensation and Perception (4)
  • PSY 3610 – Health Psychology (4)
  • PSY 3620 – Human Sexuality (4)
  • PSY 3710 – Career Development & Psychology (4)
  • PSY 3880 – Special Topics (4)

C. Applications of Psychology
Choose 8 credits from the following courses:

  • PSY 4110 – Undergraduate Research (no more than 4 credits will count toward the Psychology major)
  • PSY 4120-4130 – Independent Study (4)
  • PSY 4190 – Psychological Testing (4)
  • PSY 4200 – Counseling and Psychotherapy (4)
  • PSY 4210 – Personality and Psychopathology (4)
  • PSY 4301 – Family Dynamics (4)
  • PSY 4311 – Cognitive Development (4)
  • PSY 4342 – Cognitive Aging (4)
  • PSY 4430 – Social Influence (4)
  • PSY 4450 – Organizational Behavior (4)
  • PSY 4510 – Learning and Memory (4)
  • PSY 4610 – Drugs and Human Behavior (4)
  • PSY 4710-4750 – Student Internship Program (no more than 4 credits will count toward the Psychology major)
  • PSY 4880 – Special Topics (4)

Required supporting courses: BIO 1100, BIO 1399, or BIO 2060

Note: PSY 2100 has a prerequisite of MTH 1130 or higher.

Note: All psychology majors are expected to complete the Psychology Department Assessment Packet, including the Major Field Test, during their final semester before graduation. Please see your advisor for details.

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