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Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers the student exposure to the entire field of psychology in both theoretical and applied areas of the discipline. Such an orientation prepares a student for immediate entry into the workforce or for advanced study. Independent study programs are encouraged and student internships are made available in all areas of psychology.

Please note: The requirements below apply to the current catalog year. Students should always confirm requirements for their Catalog Year with their academic advisor.

Major Requirements (39)

  • PSYC 201: Introductory Psychology (3). This course is a prerequisite for all psychology courses.
  • PSYC 211: Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences (3)
  • PSYC 311: Research methods and Statistics I: Foundations (3)
  • PSYC 411WI: Research Methods and Statistics II: Applications (3)
  • XXX xxx: Any speech-intensive (SI) course (3)

Electives (24)

Choose three additional 3-credit hour courses from the following applied areas:

  • PSYC 301: Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 310: Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3)
  • PSYC 336: Family Therapy and Family Systems (3)
  • PSYC 377: Industrial Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 380: Personality Theories (3)
  • PSYC 401: Environmental Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 420: Medical Psychology (3)

Choose three additional 3-credit hour courses from the following basic research areas:

  • PSYC 210: Human Growth & Development (3)
  • PSYC 375: Social Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 309: History & Systems of Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 351: Physiological Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 352: Learning & Cognition (3)
  • PSYC 413: Psychology of Religion (3)
  • PSYC 417: Advanced Child Development (3)

Choose two additional 3-credit hour Psychology elective courses.

  • PSYC xxx: Any PSYC courses not used above (6)

Minor Requirements (15)

  • PSYC 201: Introductory Psychology (3). This course is a prerequisite for all psychology courses.
  • PSYC xxx: Additional 12 credit hours of Psychology courses (may include only one special topics course) (12)