PEAK Majors

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Psychology Major

38 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MAT-125

Data Analysis and Statistics

3

PSY-100

General Psychology

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychological Science

3

PSY-201

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

PSY-202

Introduction to Biological Psychology

3

PSY-203

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY-206

Social Psychology

3

PSY-312

Research Design and Analysis

3

PSY-494

Independent Study (1-3 cr.) or
Honors in Psychology (1-3 cr. Req. Departmental approval)*

1-3

PSY-498

Psychology Capstone**

3

Complete 1 additional research course from the following:

PSY-310

Applied Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSY-313

Research Design & Analysis II

3

PSY-314

Qualitative Research Methods

3

Complete 2 courses from the following:

PSY ELEC

Upper Division (300 or 400-Level) Psychology Courses
(excludes Independent Study courses)

6

Student Learning Outcomes:

The psychology major will satisfy the following outcomes:

  • demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology
  • understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation
  • use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes
  • understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline
  • demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats
  • recognize, understand and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
  • acquire realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.