Psychology Specialist Degree Requirements
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).
- Four foundation courses PSY 161, PSY 292, PSY 392, and STA 201 or 347-348 for all majors;
- One course in personality/social psychology selected from PSY 274, 276, 279, 282 (formerly381), or 382;
- One course in experimental psychology selected from PSY 361 (formerly272),362 (formerly 273), or 370;
- One course in developmental psychology selected from PSY 277, 278, or 386;
- One course in biological processes selected from PSY 363 (formerly 281), 344, 378, 383, or relevant topics courses in psychology;
- Two elective courses in psychology;
- Capstone course: PSY 483; and
- 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.