Major Requirements, Psychology B.A. Degree

(12 COURSES — 37 CREDITS)

PSYC 101 counts toward both the major and minor in psychology. Normally, PSYC 101 should be taken before choosing more advanced psychology courses.

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSYC 220 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)

PSYC 221 - Research Methods (4)

PSYC 450 - Senior Seminar (3)

Select one course from each of the following five major categories (15 credits)

Learning and Cognition

PSYC 339 - Theories and Applications of Learning (3)

PSYC 365 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

Biological Foundations of Behavior

PSYC 321 - Brain and Behavior (3)

PSYC 346 - Psychopharmacology (3)

PSYC 348 - Sensation and Perception (3)

Developmental

PSYC 355 - Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (3)

PSYC 356 - Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (3)

Personality and Psychopathology

PSYC 350 - Theories of Personality (3)

PSYC 351 - Psychopathology (3)

Social

PSYC 357 - Social Psychology (3)

PSYC 360 - Industrial Psychology (3)

Nine (9) additonal elective credits from psychology.

Psychology B.S. Degree

The same requirements listed for a B.A. degree in Psychology along with twenty-one (21) science credits selected from the following disciplines:*

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computers and Information Systems, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics

*CORE 271 through 279 may be used to satisfy sciences requirement

Minor Requirements - Psychology

(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

(15) credits PSYC electives

Specially designed minors are available for students in all MSB majors, and for students majoring in Criminal Justice and Education. Please consult with the Psychology Department Chair.

Concentrations within the Major

For those students who wish to focus their psychology major around a particular subarea, the Department offers concentrations in Human Resources, Clinical/Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Neurobehavioral, and Forensic Psychology. Topical seminars (PSY 391) are offered periodically and may be substituted for a designated concentration course if approved by appropriate Department faculty.

Human Resources Concentration

For those students who wish to focus their psychology major with Human Resources, see the requirements listed below. Must take HRM 210 and two of the following courses: HRM 354, HRM 380 and/or HRM 410. Note that HRM 354 will not count toward the concentration if a student has taken PSYC 353.

(NOTE: MSB, HRM, and MKT requirements do not count toward the psychology major.)

• Take the following electives: PSYC 338, 350, and 357; and HRM 354 and 360.

• Choose any three courses from the following list:

HRM 210, 380, 410; MKT 315, 325, 350; MSB: 200, 305, 480

Clinical/Counseling Concentration

  • Take the following psychology electives: 346, 350, 351, 353, and 357
  • Take the Clinical Practicum (470) OR a clinical-oriented internship (499)

Developmental Psychology Concentration

  • Take the following psychology electives: PSYC 355, PSYC 356, PSYC 391

Neurobehavioral Concentration

• Choose one Psychology course from each of the following four categories: Biological: 321 or 345.

Learning/Motivation: 337, 338, or 339

Sensory Processes: 348 or 349

Applications: 340 or 343.

• Conduct an independent research project approved by an appropriate member of the Psychology Department.

Forensic Psychology Concentration

Take the following psychology electives PSYC 341, PSYC 343, PSYC 391.