Major Requirements

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our subject, students who are considering the psychology major should work closely with their academic advisors in selecting General Educationand elective courses that will provide them with necessary background knowledge. Courses in the humanities and the natural sciences are particularly appropriate.

Major Requirements: Psychology (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology I 4
PSY 102: Introduction to Psychology II 4
PSY 210: Statistical Analysis in Psychology 4
PSY 320: Research Methods in Psychology 4
Select one of the following:
PSY 205: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSY 227: Social Psychology
PSY 256: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 285: Theories of Personality
4
Select one of the following:
PSY 313: ClinicalNeuropsychology
PSY 362: Theories of Motivation
PSY 370: Sensation and Perception
PSY 388: Cognition
PSY 450: Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 455: Biological Psychology
4
Two other courses at the 300/400 level 8
PSY 477: History & Systems of Modern Psychology 4
PSY 480: Original Research Projec 4
Total 40

Minor Requirements: Psychology

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

Select one of the following:
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology I
PSY 102: Introduction to Psychology II
PSY 477: History & Systems of Modern Psychology
4
Select one of the following:
PSY 227: Social Psychology
PSY 205: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSY 256: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 285: Theories of Personality
4
Select one of the following:
PSY 313:Clinical Neuropsychology
PSY 362:Theories of Motivation
PSY 370:Sensation and Perception
PSY 388:Cognition
PSY 450:Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 455:Biological Psychology
4
Two additional courses in psychology. At least four semester hours must be at the 300/400 level 8
Total 20

Minor programs may not include PSY 210, 320, or 480. See a psychology advisor for suggestions about minor courses that best fit the major area.