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Program requirements and Curriculum.

Major Requirements


The major requires thirteen psychology courses (39 semester hours), including:

PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 201 Child Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 230 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 240 Social Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 303 Personality Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 307 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
>PSYC 321 Research Methods (3 credits)
PSYC 385 Statistical Methods in Psychology (3 credits)
Psychology Electives (15 credits)

Examples of Elective Psychology Courses


PSYC 202 Adolescence (3 credits)
PSYC 203 Maturity and Aging (3 credits)
PSYC 309 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 310 Human Sexuality (3 credits)
PSYC 314 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 316 Current Topics in Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 333 Exceptional Child (3 credits)
PSYC 345 Health Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 346 Animal Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 348 Psychology of Women (3 credits)
PSYC 355 Sports Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 370 Forensic Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 375 Psychology of Stigma (3 credits)
PSYC 380 Biological Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 381 Drug Effects and Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 390 Psychology Research Practicum (2-4 credits)
PSYC 395 Senior Thesis in Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 398 Careers in Psychology (Internship) (3-6 credits)
PSYC 399 Individual Study in Psychology (1-6 credits)

General Education Requirements (The University Core Requirements)


  • FYS 101 First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • MATH 103+103p Intro to College Algebra/Stats (3 + 1 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Social Science (6 credits)
  • Natural Science (6 credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (9 credits)

Many students take their 38 credits of free electives to also double major (or minor) in another area such as human services, health sciences, English, or biology, while still graduating in the same amount of time as a traditional Psychology major!

Total Credits to Graduate: 120

Minor in Psychology


Many students from majors outside of Psychology still choose to pursue a minor from the Psychology Department. To do so, students must take PSYC 103 (and receive a grade of C or higher) plus five additional 3 credit Psychology courses of their choosing (18 credits total). We allow the majority of the courses to be of your choosing within Psychology to allow a student to customize the minor to best fit their desired career path.

Recommended Program of Study

First Semester


ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric

3 credits

HU/SS/FA

Gen. Ed. Requirement

3 credits

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

3 credits

PSYCH 103

Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Free Elective

3 credits

Second Semester


PSYC 201

Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC

Psychology Elective

3 credits

MATH 103+103p

Intro to College Algebra/Stats

4 credits

HS/SS/FA

Gen. Ed. Requirement

3 credits

Free Elective

2 or 3 credits

Third Semester


PSYC 230 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 385 Statistical Methods in Psychology 3 credits
HU/SS/FA Gen. Ed. Requirement 3 credits
Free Electives Electives 6 credits

 

Fourth Semester


PSYC 240

Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 321

Research Methods

3 credits

HU/SS/FA

Gen. Ed. Requirement

3 credits

SCI

Natural Science Core

3 credits

Free Elective Elective 3 Credits

Fifth Semester


PSYC 303

Personality Psychology

3 credits

PYSC

Psychology Elective

6 credits

SCI

Natural Science Core

3 credits

Free Elective Elective 3 Credits

Sixth Semester


PSYC 307

Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

HU/SS/FA

Gen. Ed. Requirement

3 credits

Free Elective Electives 9 credits

Seventh Semester


CAPS 390

Capstone Seminar

3 credits

PSYC

Psychology Elective

6 credits

Free Electives Elective 6 credits

Eighth Semester


Free Electives

15 credits

Total Semester Hours: 120