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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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34 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics3 credits
or
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 credits
 
PSY-100General Psychology3 credits
PSY-101Introduction to Psychological Science3 credits
PSY-201Developmental Psychology3 credits
PSY-202Biological Psychology3 credits
PSY-203Cognitive Psychology3 credits
PSY-206Social Psychology3 credits
PSY-312Research Design & Analysis I3 credits
PSY-312LResearch Design and Analysis I Lab1 credits
PSY-395Professional Pathways in Psychology1 credits
PSY-498Psychology Capstone3 credits

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-125 or MAT-212) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

Complete 1 senior project course from the following (complete 2-5 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-490Qualitative Senior Project3 credits
PSY-492Quantitative Senior Project3 credits
PSY-497Internship1-3 credits
HON-499Honors in Psychology5 credits

A minimum of 2 credits is required for internship as a Senior Project.

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-ELEC-Upper-Division (300-or-400-Level) Psychology Courses6 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
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-100General Psychology3 credits
PSY-206Social Psychology3 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-202Cultural Diversity3 credits
ATH-305Culture Change and the World System3 credits
ATH-308Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective3 credits
BUS-340International Business3 credits
POE-362Gender and Development3 credits
PSY-128Gender and Sexuality3 credits
PSY-410Media Psychology3 credits
PSY-412Infants, Health, and Society: Research and Applications3 credits
PSY-464Experiences of Intersection for Future Helping Professionals3 credits
SOC-340Cultural Criminology3 credits
SPE-305Paradigms in Intercultural Communication3 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-241Introduction to Public Policy3 credits
PSY-364Community Psychology3 credits
SOC-220Community Corrections3 credits

Participation in a community-based action (PSY-497) or research project (PSY-296 or PSY-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
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-100General Psychology3 credits
PSY-203Cognitive Psychology3 credits
PSY-407Legal Psychology3 credits

Pick TWO additional courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-101Introduction to Psychological Science3 credits
PSY-404Abnormal Psychology3 credits
POE-300Constitutional Law I3 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
Psychological Development and Education Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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Requirements-15 credits

 

Psychology Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-100General Psychology3 credits
PSY-201Developmental Psychology3 credits
PSY-221Educational Psychology3 credits

Education and/or Psychology Requirements

Complete 2 courses from the following list:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
EDU-301Foundations of Schooling3 credits
 
EDU-253Language Development and Literacy3 credits
or
EDU-446Linguistics for Language Teachers3 credits
 
EDU-442Teaching Exceptional Children3 credits
or
EDU-430Teaching in a Diverse Society3 credits
 
PSY-364Community Psychology3 credits
PSY-340Psychology of Child Development3 credits
PSY-410Media Psychology3 credits
PSY-412Infants, Health, and Society: Research and Applications3 credits

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

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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Psychology and Health Minor (15 credits):

Complete the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-100General Psychology3 credits

Complete TWO of the following courses (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-202Cultural Diversity3 credits
PSY-201Developmental Psychology3 credits
SOC-100Introduction to Sociology3 credits

Complete TWO of the following upper-division courses (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-340Health Care Policy3 credits
PSY-330Neuropsychology3 credits
PSY-331Psychopharmacology3 credits
PSY-340Psychology of Child Development3 credits
PSY-364Community Psychology3 credits
PSY-370Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine3 credits
PSY-404Abnormal Psychology3 credits
PSY-412Infants, Health, and Society: Research and Applications3 credits
SOC-320Family Sociology3 credits
SOC-349Social Stratification3 credits

Recommended additional course (3 credits):

Consider completing an additional recommended course for students interested in a medical profession (not required)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-202Bioethics3 credits