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B.S. Psychology – Major Requirements

Requirements for Bachelor of Science 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)
3 courses selected from area A, 2 courses from area B, and 8 credits from area C

 A.   Survey of Psychology
Choose 3 courses from the following courses:

  • Psy 2200 Personality Psychology
  • Psy 2250 Abnormal Psychology
  • Psy 2300 Lifespan Development
  • Psy 2400 Social Psychology
  • Psy 2500 Cognitive Psychology
  • Psy 2600 Biopsychology
  • Psy 2880 Special Topics

B.   Psychological Processes
Choose 2 courses from the following courses:

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

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

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

First Year Seminars (does not count toward major)

  • Psy 1000 Psychology: It’s not what you think. Separating fact from fiction.
  • Psy 1001 The Science of Happiness
  • Psy 1002 Love and Hate in Cyberspace
  • Psy 1003 Child’s Play: How is the Evolution of Play Impacting Cognitive and Social Development?
  • Psy 1004 13 Going on 30

Students will be advised in electing additional courses that will complement their career goals.

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