Psychology

 

Psychology Program Requirements

Consistent with the mission of the University, the Department of Psychology contributes to a high-quality, liberal arts education within the context of an open, diverse environment. The faculty, as scholars and teachers, provide a learning environment rich in the knowledge and skills that comprise the science and application of Psychology. This environment fosters the development of personal and professional responsibility as well as lifelong learning. Psychology students, faculty and staff collaborate to develop and refine the interpersonal and professional knowledge, skills and values of our students so that they will lead compassionate and productive lives.

Psychology Major

Computer Code: PSYS

Courses in the Department of Psychology are designed to (1) increase students' knowledge about themselves and others, (2) acquaint them with the latest research in the area of human motivation, cognition, psychotherapy, neurophysiology and behavior, (3) engender in students extensive skills applicable to a wide array of careers, (4) develop an appreciation of the scientific method in the investigation of cause and effect relationships in human behavior, and (5) develop insights and understanding of individual differences, cultural differences and developmental changes.

Minimum credits required: 40 (plus prerequisites as indicated)

Required courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

PSY

100

Principles of Psychological Science

3 credits

PSY

150

Professional Identity

2 credits

PSY

151

Skills in Psychology

2 credits

PSY

278

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

PSY

279

Laboratory in Statistical Methods

2 credits*

PSY

280

Research Methods

3 credits*

PSY

281

Thesis in Psychology

3 credits*

PSY

412

History & Systems of Psychology

4 credits*


Any two (2) of the following Psychological Processes courses must be successfully completed:

PSY

303

Physiological Psychology

4 credits*

PSY

327

Psychology of Learning

4 credits*

PSY

328

Cognitive Processes

4 credits*

PSY

329

Sensation and Perception OR

4 credits*

 

 

Appropriate Seminar

3 credits*


Any one (1) of the following Human Relations courses must be successfully completed:

PSY

304

Personality Psychology

4 credits*

PSY

321

Human Relations and Group Dynamics

3 credits*

PSY

339

Social Psychology

4 credits*

PSY

345D

Multicultural Psychology OR

3-4 credits*

 

 

Appropriate Seminar

3 credits*

Any one (1) of the following Developmental courses must be successfully completed:

PSY

205

Developmental Psychology

3 credits*

PSY

315

Child Development

4 credits*

PSY

325

Adolescent Development

4 credits*

PSY

335

Adult Development and Aging OR

4 credits*

 

 

Appropriate Seminar

3 credits*


Any one (1) of the following Applied courses must be successfully completed:

PSY

302

Abnormal Psychology

4 credits*

PSY

312D

Counseling Psychology

4 credits*

PSY

316D

Child Psychopathology

3 credits*

PSY

320

Industrial/Organizational Psychology OR

4 credits*

 

 

Appropriate Seminar

3 credits*


Any one (1) Additional course or seminar to be selected from the following:

PSY

215D

Psychology of Women

4 credits*

PSY

220

Child Maltreatment

4 credits*

PSY/BIO

250

Principles of Neuroscience

3 credits*

PSY

263

Special Topics Seminar

1-4 credits*

PSY

273

Introduction to Clinical Experience

2 credits*

PSY

301

Psychological Testing

4 credits*

PSY

326

Behavior Modification

3 credits*

PSY

363

Special Topic Seminar

1-4 credits*

PSY

373

Seminar in Clinical Experience

2 credits*

PSY

473

Clinical Field Experience OR

2 credits*

any course not selected previously from above categories.

NOTE: PSY 050, 070, or 273 may not be used to fulfill the "Additional course or seminar" requirement.

 

Psychology Minor

Course requirements for the Psychology minor are: PSY 100 and any Psychology classes at the 200, 300 or 400 level (minimum of 14 credits). Minimum total credits for a Psychology minor is 17.

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