Curriculum

Year One

Core Curriculum

  • Introduction to Psychology (fall)
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Designated Science Elective (3-4 credits;BIO101, BIO103, BIO104, CHEM101, CHEM103, CHEM104, PHYS101, ECBIO101, SCI101) 

Hallmarks

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Scientific Understanding I
  • Quantitative Reasoning I
  • Quantitative Reasoning II or Free Elective

Electives

  • Free Elective (3-4 credits)
Year Two

Core Curriculum

  • Abnormal Psychology (Fall)
  • [2] Psychology Distribution Electives (6 credits)
  • Minor Course (3-4 credits)

Hallmarks

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication
  • American Diversity

Electives

  • [2] Free Electives (6-8 credits) 
Year Three

Core Curriculum

  • Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (Fall)
  • Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (Spring)
  • [3] Psychology Distribution Electives (6 credits)
  • Minor Course (3-4 credits)

Hallmarks

  • Global Citizenship
  • Integrative Seminar

Electives

  • Free Elective (3-4 credits)
Year Four

Core Curriculum

  • Advanced Research in Psychology (Fall)
  • Senior Colloquium in Psychology (Spring)
  • [3] Psychology Distribution Electives (9 credits)
  • [2] Minor Courses (6-8 credits)

Hallmarks

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Electives

  • [2] Free Electives (6-8 credits)

Psychology Area Courses

The designated elective courses in Psychology are divided into four main areas. Students must take 2 courses from each of the four areas. Many of these courses are only offered once every 4 semesters.

EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Forensic Psychology (PSYCH-210)
  • Learning Theory (PSYCH-211)
  • Cognitive Psychology (PSYCH-212)
  • History of Psychology (PSYCH-214)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Clinical Psychology (PSYCH-220)
  • Personality Theory (PSYCH-221)
  • Counseling Psychology (PSYCH-222)
  • Marriage and Family (PSYCH-223)
  • Psychology of Addiction (PSYCH-224)

SOCIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSYCH-230)
  • Psychological Assessment (PSYCH-231)
  • Social Psychology (PSYCH-232)
  • Interpersonal Relations & Small Group Dynamics (PSYCH-233)
  • Cultural and Social Diversity (PSYCH234)

BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR

  • Comparative Psychology (PSYCH-240)
  • Psychopharmacology (PSYCH-241)
  • Sensation and Perception (PSYCH-242)
  • Human Sexuality (PSYCH-243)

 

Total Credit hours: 122-137