Psychology specialist concentration

This program of study provides a broad foundation in psychology and prepares students for careers and graduate study in a wide variety of psychology subfields. It allows for specialization through the careful selection of psychology elective courses and courses in the wider context (see advisor for recommendations).

  1. Four foundation courses PSY 161, PSY 292, PSY 392, and STA 201 or 347-348 for all majors;
  2. One course in personality/social psychology selected from PSY 274, 276, 279, 282 (formerly381), or 382;
  3. One course in experimental psychology selected from PSY 361 (formerly272),362 (formerly 273), or 370;
  4. One course in developmental psychology selected from PSY 277, 278, or 386;
  5. One course in biological processes selected from PSY 363 (formerly 281), 344, 378, 383, or relevant topics courses in psychology;
  6. Two elective courses in psychology;
  7. Capstone course: PSY 483; and
  8. Two courses in the wider context selected from: ANT 101 (Cultural Anthropology); ECB 101 (Macroeconomics), 102 (Microeconomics); EDU 215 (Educational Psychology), 230 (Exceptional Learner), 240 (Education and Culture); EST 123 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies); PHI 202 (Ethics); POL 111 (Politics), 262 (American Politics), 282 (Public Policy); REL 222 (Religions of the World); SOC 101 (Sociological Thinking, 102 (Topics in Sociological Thinking), 273 (Families and Family Policy)), 348 (Race and Ethnic Relations), 365 (Sexualities), 367 (Self and Identity); or GSS 171 (Gender, Power, and Identity). Depending on the specific programs of students, other courses may be considered on a case by case basis.

This information is intended to reflect current program offerings. For official requirements and more information, current students should refer to the academic catalogue and major/minor checklist in effect at the time of their degree declaration.

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