Psychology

Degree to be earned: 
B.S.
Major Academic Plan: 
Psychology
Concentrations: 

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Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology faculty members seek to nurture students to think scientifically about human behavior and mental processes. Through academic skill-building and applied experiences, we seek to prepare our students for a wide range of possible career and academic paths. We believe the grounding they receive in evidence-based reasoning, ethical decision making and respect for the diversity of human experiences will prepare them for a life of purpose with distinction.

Major Courses

32 hours.

  • PSY 101 - General Psychology
  • PSY 200 - Explorations in Psychology
  • PSY 201 - Research Methods and Data Analysis I
  • PSY 202 - Research Methods and Data Analysis II
  • PSY 370 - Internship, PSY 371 - Independent Research Project, or PSY 372 - Study Abroad
  • PSY 491 - Classical, Contemporary, and Ethical Issues in Psychology

Electives

Five courses from two categories and at least three of the courses must be at or above the 300 level:

Basic Research:

  • 206 - Child Psychology
  • 207 - Adolescent Psychology
  • 305 - Adult Development
  • 309 - Psychology of Women and Gender Development
  • 310 - Social Psychology
  • 316 - Cognition
  • 317 - Psychology of Personality
  • 407 - Multicultural Psychology
  • 435 - Special Topics in Psychology
  • 469 - Human Sexuality

Applied Research:

  • 209 - Abnormal Psychology
  • 313 - Media, Popular Culture, and Psychology
  • 321 - The Brain and Behavior
  • 337 - Positive Psychology
  • 406 - Sport Psychology
  • 413 - Psychopharmacology
  • 416 - Counseling and Clinical Methods
  • 417 - Psychological Assessment
  • 426 - Advanced Clinical Methods
  • 435 - Special Topics in Psychology

Allied Course

  • Bio 110 - Contemporary Biological Problems or Bio 123 - Biology I