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Major: A minimum of 13 courses, to include three foundation courses, and one of three concentrations listed below. In addition, a minimum of two 300-level courses must be included within the concentration. Statistics must be taken before PSY 394, and 394 must be completed no later than the end of the junior year and before 483.
Note: Students must take a 200-level course before enrolling in any 300-level course.
Foundation Courses (required of all Psychology majors):
This program of study is recommended for students who are considering graduate study in biological, learning, cognitive, or other subfields of psychology in which biological and/or quantitative factors are important, as well as for those interested in neuroscience or health-related careers.
This program of study prepares students for work in psychological services following the completion of their undergraduate degree, and provides a foundation for those planning to pursue a master's degree program in an applied area of psychology or a related field. Students who plan to pursue doctoral level graduate study in psychology or related fields are strongly urged to enroll in the PSY 483 (Senior Seminar) capstone course.
Teaching Major: PSY 161, 272, 273, 274, 277, 279, 381, one other 300-level Psychology course, and one course in statistics (INT 201 or MAT 347-348). In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete a second major in Secondary Education described under Education.
Second Teaching Area in Psychology: The following program in conjunction with a teaching major in Anthropology (individualized major), Economics and Business, History, Politics, or Sociology will enable the student to apply for licensure to teach both the major subject and Psychology: PSY 161 and any three of the following Psychology courses: 272, 273, 274, and 277.
Minor: A minimum of six course credits in Psychology which include PSY 161, at least two 200-level courses, and at least two 300-level courses. Although students who are completing the minor may enroll in the following courses to expand their exposure to psychology, these courses may not be included in the six course credits required for the minor: PSY 280/380 and 290/390. A student must be a declared major in order to enroll in PSY 394 or 483.
161. Fundamentals of Psychological Science
255 through 260. Topics in Psychology
272. Cognitive Psychology
273. Learning and Behavior
274. Social Psychology
276. Multicultural Psychology
277. Child Development
279. Personality Theories
through 360. Advanced Topics in Psychology
374. Psychology of Women and Gender
379. Intimate Relationships
380. Human Services Practicum
381. Abnormal Psychology
382. Counseling and Psychotherapy
384. Industrial and Organizational Psychology
386. Adult Development and Aging
394. Research Methods
483. Senior Seminar
485. Research in Psychology (1/2-1)
511. Extended Research in Psychology
512. Reading and Conversation in Psychology (1/4)