Want to address questions that have long been central to our thinking about human experience? Then psychology may be the major for you.

Psychology Major Requirements

(44 credits)

  • PSYC 100 General Psychology 
  • SSCI 224 Basic Statistics 
  • PSYC 301 Basic Principles and Methods of Psychological Research 
  • PSYC 499 Senior Assessment (0 credits)
  • Two PSYC electives (students may choose any two courses from the psychology curriculum)
Additionally, one course from each of the following content areas:

Biological
  • PSYC 310 Chemical Substances and Behavior
  • PSYC 370 Physiological Psychology with Laboratory
  • PSYC 373 Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology with Laboratory
Clinical
  • PSYC 212 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 312 Theories of Personality 
  • PSYC 345 Approaches to Psychotherapy 
  • PSYC 360 Psychological Testing
Developmental
  • PSYC 220 Lifespan Human Development
  • PSYC 230 Adult Development and Aging
  • PSYC 320 Abnormal Behavior in Childhood
Perception and Cognition
  • PSYC 331 Sensation and Perception with Laboratory
  • PSYC 337 Memory and Cognition with Laboratory
Social
  • PSYC 221 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 281 Environmental Psychology
  • PSYC 321 Social Psychology 
  • PSYC 325 Group Dynamics
Psychology in Context
  • PSYC 410 Cross-Cultural Psychology 
  • PSYC 420 A History of Psychology
  • Or an approved senior project. Speak with your academic advisor and the discipline coordinator.
Laboratory Requirement
Among the courses chosen from those listed above, two must be advanced courses with laboratories. Choose from the following:
  • PSYC 331 Sensation and Perception with Laboratory
  • PSYC 337 Memory and Cognition with Laboratory
  • PSYC 370 Physiological Psychology with Laboratory 
  • PSYC 373 Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology with Laboratory