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
    - or -
    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.