Psychology Major Requirements

Psychology is the study of the mind and how people behave. You'll learn to better understand yourself and others, gain a strong grasp of scientific research, and learn to be an effective communicator with strong critical thinking skills.

Major in Psychology

Required:

•  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
•  BIO 110: Contemporary Biological Problems or BIO 123: Biology I
•  PSY 491: Senior Capstone Experience

Select 1 from:

•  PSY 370: Internship
•  PSY 371: Independent Research Project in Psychology
•  PSY 372: Study Abroad

Select 5 from:
(at least one course from each category, and at least three must be at or above the 300 level)

Basic Research:

•  PSY 206: Child Psychology
•  PSY 207: Adolescent Psychology
•  PSY 269: Human Sexuality
•  PSY 305: Adult Development
•  PSY 309: Psychology of Women and Gender Development
•  PSY 310: Social Psychology
•  PSY 316: Cognition
•  PSY 317: Psychology of Personality
•  PSY 407: Multicultural Psychology

Applied Research:

•  PSY 209: Abnormal Psychology
•  PSY 212: Sport Psychology
•  PSY 313: Media, Popular Culture, and Psychology
•  PSY 321: The Brain and Behavior
•  PSY 337: Positive Psychology
•  PSY 413: Psychopharmacology
•  PSY 416: Counseling and Clinical Methods
•  PSY 417: Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice
•  PSY 426: Advanced Clinical Methods
•  PSY 435: Special Topics in Psychology

Minor in Psychology

Required:

•  PSY 101: General Psychology
•  PSY 201: Research Methods and Data Analysis I
•  Bio 110: Contemporary Biological Problems or BIO 123: Biology I

Select 3 from:
(at least one from each category)

Basic Research

•  PSY 206: Child Psychology
•  PSY 207: Adolescent Psychology
•  PSY 305: Adult Development
•  PSY 309: Psychology of Women and Gender Development
•  PSY 310: Social Psychology
•  PSY 316: Cognition
•  PSY 317: Psychology of Personality
•  PSY 407: Multicultural Psychology

Applied Research

•  PSY 209: Abnormal Psychology
•  PSY 212: Sport Psychology
•  PSY 313: Media, Popular Culture, and Psychology
•  PSY 321: The Brain and Behavior
•  PSY 337: Positive Psychology
•  PSY 413: Psychopharmacology
•  PSY 416: Counseling and Clinical Methods
•  PSY 417: Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice
•  PSY 426: Advanced Clinical Methods
•  PSY 435: Special Topics in Psychology


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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