The Psychology Major

To major in Psychology, students must take a total of 66 credits distributed as follows:

Three Required Courses (Total 14 credits)

  • PSYC 110 Principles of Psychology (6 Credits)
  • PSYC 200 Measurement and Data Analysis (6 Credits)
  • PSYC 201 Measurement and Data Analysis Lab (2 Credits)

Four Mid-Level Courses (PSYC 210-260) (Total 24 Credits)

  • Take 4 mid-level Courses (PSYC 210-260 or MUSIC227)
    At least one from each of three content areas below (6 Credits each):
Biological and Behavioral Processes Cognitive Studies Social Behavior, Development, Personality and Clinical Psychology

PSYC 210: Psychology of Learning

  • PSYC 211: Laboratory Research Methods in Learning

PSYC 212: Comparative Cognition

PSYC 216: Behavioral Neuroscience

  • PSYC 217: Laboratory Research Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYC 218:  Hormones, Brains & Behavior

PSYC 220*: Sensation and Perception

  • PSYC 221: Laboratory Research Methods in Sensation and Perception

PSYC 263: Sleep and Dreaming

PSYC 267:  Clinical Neuroscience

PSYC 220*: Sensation and Perception

  • PSYC 221: Laboratory Research Methods in Sensation and Perception

PSYC /CGSC 232: Cognitive Processes

  • PSYC/CGSC 233: Laboratory Research Methods in Cognitive Processes

PSYC 234: Psychology of Language

  • PSYC 235: Psychology of Language Laboratory

PSYC 238:  Memory Processes

  • PSYC239 Memory Processes Lab

CGSC 236: Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision-Making

MUSC 227: Perception & Cognition of Music

  • MUSC 228: Lab in Perception & Cognition of Music

 

PSYC 224: Psychology of Gender

PSYC 244: Positive Psychology

PSYC 248: Cross-Cultural Psychology 

PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology

PSYC 252: Personality

  • PSYC 253: Research Methods in Personality Laboratory

PSYC 254: Psychopathology

PSYC 256: Social Behavior and Interpersonal Processes

  • PSYC 257: Laboratory Research Methods in Social Behavior and Interpersonal Processes

PSYC 258: Social Cognition

  • PSYC 259: Laboratory Research Methods in Social Cognition

PSYC 260: Health Psychology

  • PSYC 261: Health Psychology Lab

PSYC 262: Interpersonal Relations

*Note: PSYC 220/221 Sensation and Perception will count in either the Cognitive or Biological core area in Psychology but NOT both.

Two Laboratory Courses (Total 4 Credits)

  • Two (2 Credits each) laboratory courses that accompany two of the mid-level courses taken. See above for courses offering labs.

Two Upper-Level Courses (Total 12 Credits)

  • Two upper-level courses including at least one seminar.
300 Level Courses Seminars
PSYC 318: Psychopharmacology
PSYC 354: Counseling Psychology
PSYC 358: Cross-Cultural Psychopathology
NEURO 300S.00: Vision
PSYC 300: Special Topics in Psychological Research
PSYC 362: Psychology of Spoken Words
PSYC 364: Psychology of Reading Words
PSYC 365: Science and Pseudoscience in Psychology
PSYC 366: Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC 367: Clinical Psychobiology
PSYC 368: Hot Off the Bench:Advanced Study of Neuroscience     Topics
PSYC 369: Neurochemistry of Sex and Love
PSYC 370: Neurobiology of Motivated Behaviors
PSYC 371: Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition
PSYC 372: Perceptual & Cognitive Expertise
PSYC 373: Professional Psychology
PSYC 374: Applying Cognitive Psychology to Education
PSYC 375: Language and Deception
PSYC 376: Neural Plasticity
PSYC 378: Consciousness
PSYC 379: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
PSYC 382: Topics- Social & Personality: Endings
PSYC 383: The Social Psychology of Gender: Playing By the Gender Rules
PSYC 384: Psychology of Prejudice
PSYC 388: Social Neuroscience
CGSC 380: Preschool Cognitive Development
CGSC 385: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood                
CGSC 386: Adolescent Cognition   

Integrative Exercise for Class of '18- ("Comps") 

  • PSYC 397, 398 or 399 (6 Credits taken during fall of senior year)
    • PSYC 397: Biological and Behavioral Psychology
    • PSYC 398: Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 399: Social, Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology
  • PSYC 400: integrative exercise (6 Credits taken during winter of senior year)

Integrative Exercise for Class of '19 and beyond- ("Comps") 

  • PSYC 399 (6 Credits taken during fall of senior year)
  • PSYC 400: integrative exercise (3 Credits taken during winter of senior year)

Exceptions

Proposals concerning requirements, transfer credits, comps, or similar matters must be submitted in writing to the Department chair. Include your specific request, and a brief statement of rationale. (It may be helpful to discuss your proposal with your advisor beforehand.) You will receive a written response from the chair concerning the action by the Department on your petition. Exceptions are granted only in the case of strong arguments.