Curriculum

The psychology curriculum consists of 8 core courses that all psychology majors must take and 8 additional psychology courses divided into 4 areas.

Psychology Core

YR MAJOR/ MINOR CORE HALLMARKS CORE ELECTIVES
1

Introduction to Psychology (Fall)

Physiological Psychology (Spring)

Developmental Psychology (Spring)

Designated Science Elective (3-4 credits; BIO101, BIO103, BIO104, CHEM101, CHEM103, CHEM104, PHYS101, ECBIO101, SCI101)

 

Pathways Seminar

Writing Seminar I: Written Communication

Debating U.S. Issues

Scientific Understanding I

Quantitative Reasoning I

Quantitative Reasoning II or Free Elective

Physical Education or Service Learning

Free Elective (3-4 credits)

2

Abnormal Psychology (Fall)

[2] Psychology Distribution Electives (6 credits)

Minor Course (3-4 credits)

Ethics

Global Diversity

Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

American Diversity

[2] Free Electives (6-8 credits)

3

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Fall)

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (Spring)

[3] Psychology Distribution Electives (6 credits)

Minor Course (3-4 credits)

Global Citizenship

Debating Global Issues

Integrative Seminar

Free Elective (3-4)

4

Advanced Research in Psychology (Fall)

Senior Colloquium in Psychology (Spring)

[3] Psychology Distribution Electives (9 credits)

[2] Minor Courses (6-8 credits)

Capstone Folio Workshop

[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 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Forensic Psychology (PSYCH-210)

Learning Theory (PSYCH-211)

Cognitive Psychology (PSYCH-212)

History of Psychology (PSYCH-214)

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 BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR

Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSYCH-230)

Psychological Assessment (PSYCH-231)

Social Psychology (PSYCH-232)

Interpersonal Relations & Small Group Dynamics (PSYCH-233)

Comparative Psychology (PSYCH-240)

Psychopharmacology (PSYCH-241)

Sensation and Perception (PSYCH-242)

Human Sexuality (PSYCH-243)

Total Credit hours :122-137