The Major

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

Required (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)

200 Level Courses (Total 24 Credits)

  • Take 4 mid-level Courses (PSYC 210-260)
    One from each of three content areas (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 & 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

CGSC 236: Thinking, Reasoning and Decision-Making

MUSC 227:  Introduction to the Perception & Cognition of Music

 

PSYC 224: Psychology of Gender

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

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

Laboratory Credits (Total 4 Credits)

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

300 Level Courses (Total 12 Credits)

  • Two upper-level courses including at least one seminar.
300 Level Courses Seminars
PSYC300:  Special Topics in Psychological Research
PSYC 318: Psychopharmacology
PSYC 354: Counseling Psychology
PSYC 358: Cross-Cultural Psychopathology
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 369: Behavioral Medicine
PSYC 370: Neurobiology of Motivated Behaviors
PSYC 371: Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition
PSYC 372: Perceptual & Cognitive Expertise
PSYC 373: Face Recognition
PSYC 375: Language and Deception
PSYC 376: Neural Plasticity
PSYC 379: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
PSYC 381: Seminar in Developmental Psychology: Media & Youth
PSYC 382: Topics in Social and Personality: Close Relationships
PSYC 382: Topics in Social and Personality: Endings
PSYC 383: Seminar in Developmental Psychology: Infancy
PSYC 384: Psychology of Prejudice
PSYC 385: Seminar in Existential Social Psychology
CGSC 380: Preschool Cognitive Development
CGSC 385: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood                
CGSC 386: Adolescent Cognition   

Junior Colloquium

  • PSYC 299 (3 Credits- First 5 weeks)
  • PSYC 397, 398 or 399 (3 Credits- Second 5 weeks)
    • PSYC 397: Biological and Behavioral Psychology
    • PSYC 398: Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 399: Social, Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology

Integrative Exercise ("Comps")

  • PSYC 400: integrative exercise (6 Credits)

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.