View the Four-Year Degree Planning Guide for Psychology majors here.

View the 2014-2016 Psychology Major Checklist here.

Program Core Courses:

  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 212 Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 422 History and Psychology in Social Context (4 credits) (to be taken during the senior year)

Choose four credits (one course) from the Biological perspective:

  • PSYC 206 The Brain and Human Behavior (4 credits)
  • PSYC 207 Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behaviors (4 credits)
  • PSYC 322 Sensation and Perception (4 credits)
  • PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)

Choose four credits (one course) from the Cognitive perspective:

  • PSYC 315 Cognition (4 credits)
  • PSYC 323 Learning and Memory (4 credits)
  • PSYC 400 Seminar in Cognition (4 credits)
  • PSYC 415 Research Issues in Cognition (4 credits)

Choose four credits (one course) from the Social perspective:

  • PSYC 121 Social Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 151 Cross-Cultural Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 321 Current Research Issues in Social Psychology (4 credits)

Choose four credits (one course) from the Developmental perspective:

  • PSYC 200 Infancy and Childhood (4 credits)
  • PSYC 202 Lifespan Development (4 credits) (students may not receive credit for both 202 and 200)
  • PSYC 203 Psychology of Adolescence (4 credits)
  • PSYC 204 Adulthood and Aging (4 credits) 

Choose four credits (one course) from the Clinical perspective:

  • PSYC 301 Psychopathology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 302 Personality Theories (4 credits)
  • PSYC 313 Psychology and Testing (4 credits)
  • PSYC 428 Counseling and Psychotherapy

Plus two laboratory courses from:

  • PSYC 321 Current Research Issues in Social Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 322 Sensation and Perception (4 credits)
  • PSYC 323 Learning and Memory (4 credits)
  • PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 415 Research Issues in Cognition (4 credits)

Plus twelve elective credits in psychology

  • 300/400 level requirement: A total of 44 credits in psychology are required for the major. Twenty of the 44 credits in psychology must be 300- or 400-level courses.

Allied requirements

All of the following or an adequate substitute approved by the chair:

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits) or BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits) or BIOL 106 Women, Medicine and Biology (4 credits) or BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)

Plus:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits) (or MATH 108-109, 111 or 113; students should take highest level for which eligible)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Students should take the following courses in the following order:

  • MATH 101 (or MATH 108-109 or 111 or 113)
  • STAT 220
  • PSYC 212

Note: These courses should be taken early in the college career, since they are prerequisites for some required courses in psychology. A student should consult early with her/his department adviser to have her/his plan approved.

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  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits) 

Plus eight credits from the following:

  • PSYC 121 Social Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 151 Cross-Cultural Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 200 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood (4 credits)
  • PSYC 202 Lifespan Development (4 credits) (students may not receive credit for both 202 and 200)
  • PSYC 203 Psychology of Adolescence (4 credits)
  • PSYC 204 The Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4 credits)
  • PSYC 205 Psychology of Women (4 credits)
  • PSYC 206 The Brain and Human Behavior (4 credits)
  • PSYC 207 Alcohol, Other Drugs and Behavior (4 credits)
  • PSYC 212 Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 250 Positive Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 288 Psychology of Marriage and the Family (4 credits) 
  • PSYC 298 Psychology of Sustainability (4 credits)

Plus eight credits from the following:

  • PSYC 301 Psychopathology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 302 Personality Theories (4 credits)
  • PSYC 308 Motivation and Emotion (4 credits)
  • PSYC 313 Psychological Testing (4 credits)
  • PSYC 315 Cognition (4 credits)
  • PSYC 321 Current Research Issues in Social Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 322 Sensation and Perception (4 credits)
  • PSYC 323 Learning and Memory (4 credits)
  • PSYC 342 Psychology and Work (4 credits)
  • PSYC 365 Health Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 400 Seminar in Cognitive and Language Development (4 credits)
  • PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 402 Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 415 Research Issues in Cognition (4 credits)
  • PSYC 422 History and Systems (4 credits)
  • PSYC 428 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (4 credits)

Students should consult early with a department adviser to have their plan approved.