Major in Psychology

Requirements - 36 credits:

  • PSYC 101: General Psychology (WOK: Behavioral)

  • PSYC 216: Quantitative Methods in Psychology 

  • PSYC 313: Research Design in Psychology 

  • PSYC 320: Psychological Measurement 

  • PSYC 498: Senior Seminar in Psychology

  • Four courses (12 credits) - one from each of the following Content Areas. Courses may not be offered every semester:

    • Applied Psychology (one course, 3 credits):
      • PSYC-109: Psychology of Women
      • PSYC-111: Industrial / Organizational Psychology
      • PSYC-202: Educational Psychology
      • PSYC-212: Social Psychology
      • PSYC-225: Psychology and the Law
      • PSYC-235: Forensic Psychology
      • PSYC-281: Special Topics in Psychology / Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)
      • PSYC-314: Undergraduate Research
      • PSYC-481: Advanced Special Topics in Psychology / Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)
       
    • Clinical Psychology (one course, 3 credits):
      • PSYC-206: Theories of Personality
      • PSYC-217: Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC-223: Theory and Practice of Psychological Counseling
      • PSYC-301: Group Process and Leadership
       
    • Developmental Psychology (one course, 3 credits):
      • PSYC-103: Psychology of Child Development
      • PSYC-250: Adolescence / Adulthood and Aging (WOK: Behavioral)
    • Experimental Psychology (one course, 3 credits):
      • PSYC-207: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
      • PSYC-210: Physiology of Behavior
      • PSYC-211: Sensation and Perception
      • PSYC-230: Drugs and Behavior
      • PSYC-240: Psychology of Health, Stress and Coping
    • Three additional courses (9 credits) chosen by the student from any of the above Content Areas

Sample Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Major / selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation): 

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

Year One Fall 

15/16 Credits 

Year Two Fall 

15/16 Credits 

Year Three Fall 

15/16 Credits 

Year Four Fall 

15 Credits 

ENGL-101

PSYC-101

RLST-104

Language 103

WOK or Elective

FYIN-100*

PSYC Content Area

PSYC Content Area

GLST-201

WOK or Elective

WOK or Elective

FYIN-101*

PSYC-216

PSYC Elective

ETHS-201

WOK or Elective (WI)

Minor #1 or Elective

PHED #2

PSYC-320

Minor #4 or Elective

Minor #5 or Elective

PSYC Elective

WOK or Elective

       

Year One Spring 

15/16 Credits 

Year Two Spring 

15 Credits 

Year Three Spring 

16 Credits 

Year Four Spring 

14 Credits 

PSYC Content Area

RLST-2XX

ILAR-101

WOK or Elective

WOK or Elective

PHED #1*

Swim Test*

PSYC Content Area

PSYC Elective

WOK or Elective

WOK or Elective

WOK or Elective

PSYC-313

PSYC Elective

PSPK-101 (1 cr)

Minor #2 or Elective

Minor #3 or Elective

WOK or Elective

PSYC-498

Minor #6 or Elective

WOK or Elective (4 cr)

WOK or Elective

Elective (1 cr)

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120