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Program Requirements

Required Courses for the Psychology Major (4.5 course credits required):

  • PSYC 101G: Introduction to Psychology or
  • PSYC 102G: Principles of Psychology as Applied to Learning
  • PSYC 201: Research Methods I: Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 202: Research Methods II: Design and Communication
  • PSYC 415: Readings in Psychology (0.5 course credit)
  • PSYC 420: Research Seminar

Foundational Courses for the Psychology Major (3.0 course credits required, including at least one
from Group A and at least one from Group B):

Group A: Biological and Behavioral Processes

  • PSYC 216: Learning and Memory
  • PSYC 236: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 239: Health Psychology
  • PSYC 243: Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Group B: Social Processes

  • PSYC 221: Lifespan Development
  • PSYC 233: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 240: Personality

Other Foundational Courses

  • PSYC 237: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 250: Special Topics
  • PSYC 251: Research Practicum
  • PSYC 290: Cross-Cultural Psychology Practicum (0.5 course)

Advanced Courses for the Psychology Major (Must choose 2.0 course credits from the following list):

  • PSYC 302: Advanced Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC 303: Drugs and Behavior
  • PSYC 304: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 318: Biopsychology 
  • PSYC 321: Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 323: Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 345: Animal Behavior
  • PSYC 355: Theories of Counseling

The following courses may be taken but are not required for the major:

  • PSYC 350: Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSYC 351: Independent Study
  • PSYC 352: Internship in Psychology
  • PSYC 455: Advanced Counseling Seminar

Required Courses for the Psychology Minor (5.0 course credits):

  • PSYC 101G: Introduction to Psychology or
  • PSYC 102G: Principles of Psychology as Applied to Learning
  • PSYC 202: Research Methods II: Design and Communication
  • One Foundational Course from Group A: Biological and Behavioral Processes
  • One Foundational Course from Group B: Social Processes
  • One Advanced Course
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