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Psychology

The Major

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

classroomThe major in psychology is especially useful to students planning careers in teaching, personnel work, guidance and counseling, mental health, and rehabilitation. Many psychology graduates also find employment in business and industry.

We recommend students majoring in psychology take PSYC 101, 104198, and fulfill their Math general education requirement during their first year; PSYC 301-302, and perhaps one or two fundamental PSYC courses (see below) during their sophomore year; one of the capstone experience courses (see below) during their final year; and PSYC 404 during their last semester.  

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Psychology's Core Requirements

For students using the 2017-18 or later catalogs

  • PSYC 104, Entry to the Psychology Major (O hours)
  • PSYC 101, General Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 198, Psychology as Discipline and Profession (1 hour)
  • PSYC 301, Statistics (4 hours)
  • PSYC 302, Research Methods in Psychology (4 hours)
  • PSYC 404, Exit from the Psychology Major (0 hours)
  • Choose three fundamental courses (9 hours) from:
    • PSYC 206, Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 213, Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 305, Social Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 408, Principles of Learning: Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYC 335, Biological Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 409, Principles of Learning: Conditioning (3 hours)
  • Choose four electives from PSYC courses above 299 (12 hours)
  • Choose one capstone experience (3 hours) from:
    • PSYC 400, History and Systems of Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 463, Academic Internship in Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 498, Senior Seminar in Psychology (3 hours)

CORE REQUIREMENT SUBTOTAL: 36 hours

For General Education Requirements, please see the Touchstone Program.

Psychology's Core Requirements

For students using the 2016-17 or earlier catalogs

  • PSYC 101, General Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 198, Psychology as Discipline and Profession (1 hour)
  • PSYC 301, Statistics (4 hours)
  • PSYC 302, Research Methods in Psychology (4 hours)
  • Choose three fundamental courses (9 hours) from:
    • PSYC 206, Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 305, Social Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 313, Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 335, Biological Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 409, Principles of Learning: Conditioning (3 hours)
    • PSYC 508, Principles of Learning: Cognition (3 hours)
  • Choose four electives from PSYC courses above 299 (12 hours)
  • Choose one capstone experience (3 hours) from:
    • PSYC 400, History and Systems of Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 463, Academic Internship in Psychology (3 hours)
    • PSYC 498, Senior Seminar in Psychology (3 hours)

CORE REQUIREMENT SUBTOTAL: 36 hours 

Graduate Students

Read more about our graduate program in School Psychology.

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