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.

*Introductory Psychology (PSYC 201) is a prerequisite for all psychology courses.

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


Code Course​ Credit
​PSYC 201 ​Introductory Psychology ​3
​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
​XX xxx ​Any speech-intensive (SI) course ​3
Subtotal 15

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

Code Course​ Credit
​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
​Subtotal 9

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

Code Course​ Credit
​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​
Subtotal 9

Choose two additional 3-credit hour Psychology elective courses:

Code ​Course Credit​
PSYC​ xxx ​Any PSYC courses not used above ​6
​Subtotal 6
​Total ​39


​Code Course​ Credit​
​PSYC 201 Introductory Psychology​ ​3
​PSYC xxx Additional 12 credit hours of Psychology courses
​(May include only one special topics course)
​Total 15