MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
The Department offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science. Students seeking an undergraduate major in Psychological Science are required to complete 40 credits in psychology (14 courses). There are 7 required courses, plus 4 courses from core areas and 3 electives.
All psychological science majors must take the following core courses:
PSY 112: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 113: Exploring Psychology (1 credit)
PSY 221: Research Methods I (Psy 112 [C or higher] and STAT 215 [C or higher]) are prerequisites for this course)
PSY 222: Research Methods II (Psy 221 [C or higher] is a prerequisite for this course)
PSY 236: Life-Span Development
PSY 330: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 490: History and Systems of Psychology
Additionally, all psychology majors must take one course from each of the following subfields of psychology:
PSY 372: Social Psychology OR
PSY 470: Theories of Personality
PSY 342: Sensation & Perception OR
PSY 450: Biological Psychology
PSY - 200 Learning and Memory OR
PSY - 281 Cognitive Psychology OR
PSY - 440 Motivation
PSY 420 - Cross Cultural Psychology OR
PSY 430 - Intergroup Relations
Psychological science majors must take 3 additional psychological science courses from among the undergraduate courses offered by the department. Courses not taken as part of the psychological science core areas may be used as electives.
For example, if you selected PSY 372, Social Psychology, as your core course for the social/personality subfield, you could use PSY - 470, Theories of Personality, as an elective. Please check the catalog to see the range of courses offered by the Department.