Elective Courses

The student may choose the remaining number of psychology courses (5 courses or 15 credits) from the following list of electives. Although only 45 psychology credits are required, students are encouraged to take more than this minimal number. Possible elective course options might include:

PSY 252 - Psychology of Adolescence

PSY 253 -

The major in psychology requires at least 48 credits in psychology. Of these, 30 credits are required and the additional 18 credits are electives, chosen by the student and his/her advisor. Although only 45 psychology credits are required, students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number.

View Psychology Course Descriptions from the Undergraduate Catalog

Required Courses

PSY 211 - General Psychology

PSY 251 - Developmental Psychology

PSY 270 - Psychological Application of Statistics

PSY 314 - Physiological Psychology
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PSY 325 - Sensation and Perception

PSY 315 - Contemporary Approaches to Learning

PSY 410 - Social Psychology

PSY 421 - Experimental Psychology I

PSY 422 - Experimental Psychology II

PSY 450 - Personality Psychology

PSY 490 - Senior Seminar

Elective Courses

The student may choose the remaining psychology courses (6 courses or 15 credits) from our list of electives. Some common elective options include (but are not limited to):

PSY 252 - Psychology of Adolescence

PSY 316 - Principles and Practices of Behavior Modification

PSY 317 - Psychology of Assessment

PSY 318 - Industrial Psychology

PSY 319 - Health Psychology

PSY 412 - Psychology of Friendship and Peer Relations

PSY 420 - Drugs and Behavior

PSY 431 - Abnormal Psychology

PSY 432 - Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

PSY 433 - Clinical Practices I: Clinical Psychology

PSY 434 - Clinical Practices II: Strategies and Techniques

PSY 435 - Stress, Coping and the Self-Concept

Students also have the opportunity to pursue internships, teaching or research apprenticeships, independent studies and other applied learning experiences as elective courses.