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Overview

Learn valuable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, applied statistics, research and human behavior.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Develop strong critical thinking skills.
  • Apply statistics and systematically solve problems.
  • Learn to work independently and on group projects.
  • Regularly work with faculty members conducting research.
  • Present at local, regional and national conferences.
  • Prepare for success in a variety of career fields.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Psychology Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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37-38 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
     
PSY-100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychological Science 3 credits
PSY-201 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PSY-202 Introduction to Biological Psychology 3 credits
PSY-203 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 3 credits
PSY-206 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSY-312 Research Design & Analysis I 3 credits
PSY-312L Research, Design and Analysis I Lab 1 credits
PSY-395 Professional Pathways in Psychology 1 credits
PSY-498 Psychology Capstone 3 credits

 

 

 

Complete 1 senior project course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-490 Qualitative Senior Project 3 credits
PSY-492 Quantitative Senior Project 3 credits
PSY-497 Internship 1-3 credits
HON-499 Honors in Psychology 5 credits

 

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-ELEC- Upper-Division (300-or-400-Level) Psychology Courses 6 credits

 

PSY ELEC:(excludes Independent Study courses)

Psychology majors are encouraged to complete PSY-395 in the junior year.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Legal Psychology Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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Legal Psychology Minor

Required 15 credits minimum:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY-203 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 3 credits
PSY-407 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3 credits

 

Pick TWO additional courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychological Science 3 credits
PSY-404 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
POE-300 Constitutional Law I 3 credits

 

Another course with legal content or relevant applications or may also fulfill this requirement with permission from minor coordinator.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Cultural and Community Psychology Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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Cultural and Community Psychology Minor

Required 15 credits minimum:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY-206 Social Psychology 3 credits

 

Complete TWO of the following Culture and Diversity courses (of which only one ANTH course can be chosen)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-202 Cultural Diversity 3 credits
ATH-305 Culture Change and the World System 3 credits
ATH-308 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 credits
PSY-410 Media Psychology 3 credits
BUS-340 International Business 3 credits
POE-362 Gender and Development 3 credits
SPE-305 Paradigms in Intercultural Communication 3 credits
SOC-340 Cultural Criminology 3 credits

 

International Travel Courses and other relevant courses may also count for minor course with permission from minor coordinator.

 

Complete ONE of the following Community Interventions courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-241 Introduction to Public Policy 3 credits
PSY-364 Community Psychology 3 credits
SOC-220 Community Corrections 3 credits

 

Participation in a community based action (PSY 497) or research project (PSY 296 or 496) or may also fulfill this requirement with permission from minor coordinator.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Psychological Development and Education Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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Requirements

Psychology Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY-201 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PSY-221 Educational Psychology 3 credits

 

Education and/or Psychology Requirements

Complete 2 courses from the following list:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
EDU-301 Foundations of Schooling 3 credits
EDU-446 Linguistics for Language Teachers 3 credits
     
EDU-442 Teaching Exceptional Children 3 credits
  or  
EDU-430 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 credits
     
PSY-364 Community Psychology 3 credits
     
PSY-340 Psychology of Child Development 3 credits
  or  
PSY-341 Psychology of Adolescent Development 3 credits
     
PSY-410 Media Psychology 3 credits