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

Required Psychology Courses

(11 courses)

  • PSYC 100 General Psychology 
  • SSCI 224 Basic Statistics 
  • PSYC 301 Basic Principles and Methods of Psychological Research 
  • PSYC 499 Senior Assessment (0 credits)

One from Biological

  • PSYC 310 Chemical Substances and Behavior
  • PSYC 370 Physiological Psychology with Laboratory 
  • PSYC 373 Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology with Laboratory

One from Clinical

  • PSYC 212 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 312 Theories of Personality 
  • PSYC 345 Approaches to Psychotherapy 
  • PSYC 360 Psychological Testing

One from Developmental

  • PSYC 313 Infancy and Toddler-hood Development with Laboratory
  • PSYC 320 Abnormal Behavior in Childhood
  • SSCI 220 Lifespan Human Development

One from Perception and Cognition

  • PSYC 331 Sensation and Perception with Laboratory
  • PSYC 337 Memory and Cognition with Laboratory

One from Social

  • PSYC 221 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 281 Environmental Psychology
  • PSYC 321 Social Psychology 
  • PSYC 325 Group Dynamics

One from Psychology in Context

  • PSYC 410 Cross-Cultural Psychology 
  • PSYC 420 A History of Psychology 
  • Approved senior project (PSYC 490 Independent Study, PSYC 492 Directed Research or PSYC 494 Internship)

Two PSYC electives

Students may choose any two courses from the psychology curriculum.

Among the courses chosen from those listed above, two must be advanced courses with laboratories. Choose from the following:

  • PSYC 313 Infancy and Toddlerhood Development with Laboratory
  • 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