Academics: Majors and Programs

Psychology Major Requirements

The psychology major is designed to provide depth in the subject matter of the discipline and flexibility according to students’ interests.

Class 2017 and 2018

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Required Courses (40 hours)

  • PSY 201, 201L, 202, 202L: Introduction to Psychological Science I & II
  • PSY 217, 217L: Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY 305, 305L: Research Methods
  • PSY 418: Psychometric Instruments, or PSY 417: Statistics II
  • PSY 450: Senior Seminar or PSY 480 Senior Portfolio & Critical Review + 1 of these (PSY 409, 418, 417)
  • One PSY Laboratory course *
  • One Area I elective  
  • One Area II elective 
  • One additional elective from Area I, II, or III
* Laboratory Courses (One of these must be taken)
  • PSY 360/360L: Learning & Behavior and Lab
  • PSY 375/375L: Cognitive Psychology and Lab
  • PSY 365/365L: Sensory Neuroscience and Lab
  • PSY 370/370L: Brain and Behavior and Lab

Class 2019 and Beyond

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Required Courses (44 hours)

  • PSY 150: Reading and Writing in Psychology
  • PSY 222: Pathways in Psychology
  • PSY 201, 201L, 202, 202L: Introduction to Psychological Science I & II 
  • PSY 217, 217L: Statistics in Psychology 
  • PSY 305, 305L: Research Methods 
  • PSY 418: Psychometric Instruments, or PSY 417: Statistics II 
  • One PSY Laboratory course *
  • One PSY Bases of Behavior Course
  • One PSY Race and Gender Course
  • Two PSY Sociocultural electives
  • Capstone Companion Course: PSY 480 Senior Portfolio & Critical Review + Choose one of these (PSY 409 or 410, 413 or 414, 417, 418, 308/491/492 (if qualified))
* Laboratory Courses (One of these must be taken)
  • PSY 360/360L: Learning & Behavior and Lab
  • PSY 375/375L: Cognitive Psychology and Lab
  • PSY 365/365L: Sensory Neuroscience and Lab
  • PSY 370/370L: Brain and Behavior and Lab

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