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Psychology

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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies provides psychology and counseling students with facilities for clinical training, student research, and psychological testing.

The McGowan Center also houses the Psychological Services Center, an outpatient mental health clinic that provides mental health services to the community and training facilities for students in undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. The clinic has one-way observation rooms for individual, group, and family therapy.

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Majors

The student who majors in Psychology is required to complete a total of 48 credits in Psychology (60 credits in the I/O program track, including credits from Psychology and Business). The core sequence of courses required of all Psychology Majors includes the following courses:

PSYC 211 General Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology 3
OR
PSYC 214 Child Development 3
PSYC 270 Psychological Applications of Statistics 3
PSYC 314 Physiological Psychology
3
OR    
PSYC 325 Sensation and Perception
3
PSYC 315 Contemporary Approaches to Learning 3
PSYC 410 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 421 Experimental Psychology I 3
PSYC 422 Experimental Psychology II 3
PSYC 450 Personality Psychology 3
PSYC 490 Senior Seminar 3

Psychology majors may consider scheduling MATH 155, Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, as their Liberal Arts Core math requirement and Biology 130, Anatomy and Physiology, as their Liberal Arts Core science requirement. Students must earn a total of 120 credits across the major, core, and electives in order to be awarded the baccalaureate degree.

Minors

Students in other majors who wish to minor in Psychology must complete 18 credits offered by the department. The student should consult with the Psychology Department chairperson so that an organized, coherent set of courses can be planned and special areas of interest can be coordinated.

Students in other majors who wish to minor in Counseling and Development must complete 18 credits offered by the department. At least 12 of the 18 credits (4 courses) must be in Counseling (COUN). All minors are required to take COUN 201: Introduction to Counseling and Development (prerequisite for other counseling courses*) and COUN 301: Helping Skills in Counseling and Development (*no prerequisite). Six of the 18 credits (2 courses) may be in Psychology (PSYC). PSYC 211: General Psychology is a prerequisite for other psychology courses.

The following courses are approved for the Counseling and Development minor:
Select at least four Counseling courses:

COUN 201 Introduction to Counseling and Development (required; prerequisite for other counseling courses*)
COUN 301 Helping Skills in Counseling and Development (required; *no prerequisite)
COUN 302 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling and Development
COUN 401 Career in Counseling and Development
COUN 402 Group Work in Counseling and Development

Select up to two Psychology courses:

PSYC 211 General Psychology (prerequisite for other psychology courses)
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 270 Psychological Applications of Statistics
PSYC 317 Psychology of Assessment