Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

Requirements

The psychology major requires 35 psychology credits, 27 credits of which must be upper-division. There are additional B.A. requirements, as detailed below.

Core Courses 1
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
PSYC 1020INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY II4
PSYC 2000CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY1
PSYC 3130STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
PSYC 3140METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY3
Psychology Distribution Requirements
Select four courses from the Psychology Distribution Areas as outlined below.12
Upper-Level Psychology Laboratory Courses
Select one of the following:3
LABORATORY IN PSYCHOLOGY: LEARNING
LABORATORY IN PSYCHOLOGY: COGNITION
LABORATORY IN PSYCHOLOGY: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
LABORATORY IN PSYCHOLOGY: BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR LABORATORY
LABORATORY IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
SENIOR THESIS 2
Upper-Level Psychology Electives
Two additional 3-credit hour 3000- or 4000-level Psychology courses are required. These may be selected from the Psychology Distribution Requirements, the Labs, or any other 3000- or 4000- level Psychology courses offered.6
Additional B.A. Requirement
Foreign Language: The B.A. degree program requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.
Total Credits35

Psychology Distribution Areas

Four courses (12 credit hours) are required, one course (3 credit hours) each from four of the following five areas.

Applied Psychology
PSYC 3510EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4020LEARNING3
PSYC 4310PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TST3
PSYC 4510PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOLS3
PSYC 4560FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4610HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING3
PSYC 4630ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4640PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY3
Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology
PSYC/SOC 3450SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 3520CHILD PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 3540ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4450PERSONALITY THEORIES3
Mental Health
PSYC 3410CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 3430PERSONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT3
PSYC 4440ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4590PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN3
PSYC 4800LAW & PSYCHOLOGY: ETHICS, RESEARCH & SERVICE3
Cognitive/Neuroscience
PSYC 4070COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4090COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE3
PSYC 4210SENSATION AND PERCEPTION3
PSYC 4230BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE3
PSYC/BIOL 4270ANIMAL BEHAVIOR3
PSYC/BIOL 4320HORMONES & BEHAVIOR3
PSYC 4520PSYCHOLINGUISTICS3
Additional Perspectives
PSYC 4010HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC/PSCI 4110POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250LIMITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS3
PSYC 4960INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY 11-6
PSYC 4990SENIOR THESIS 23
PHIL 3650PHILOSOPHY OF MIND3

Optional Concentrations

Psychology majors may declare a concentration in any one of the following seven areas. Each concentration is a minimum of 12 credit hours. A concentration is optional, and only one concentration may be declared. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

Concentration in Cognitive Science

PSYC 4070COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY3
or PSYC 4090 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Select three of the following:9
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
LIMITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
Total Credits12

Concentration in Developmental Psychology

PSYC 3520CHILD PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 3540ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY3
Select two of the following:6
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
LABORATORY IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Developmental Psychology topic)
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY (Developmental Psychology topic)
SENIOR THESIS (Developmental Psychology topic)
Total Credits12

Concentration in Forensic Psychology

PSYC 4800LAW & PSYCHOLOGY: ETHICS, RESEARCH & SERVICE3
PSYC 4560FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY3
Select two of the following:6
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Courses in Criminal Justice approved by the advisor
Total Credits12

Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSYC 4630ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4640PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY3
Select two of the following:6
ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TST
HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Industrial/Organizational Psychology topic)
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY (Industrial/Organizational Psychology topic)
SENIOR THESIS (Industrial/Organizational Psychology topic)
Total Credits12

Concentration in Mental Health

PSYC 3410CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4440ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Select two of the following:6
PERSONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
PERSONALITY THEORIES
MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Mental Health topic)
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY (Mental Health topic)
SENIOR THESIS (Mental Health topic)
Total Credits12

Concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior

Select two of the following:6
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
HORMONES & BEHAVIOR
Select two of the following not fulfilled above:6
LEARNING
LABORATORY IN PSYCHOLOGY: LEARNING
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
LIMITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
LABORATORY IN PSYCHOLOGY: BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR LABORATORY
HORMONES & BEHAVIOR
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Neuroscience topic)
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY (Neuroscience topic)
SENIOR THESIS (Neuroscience topic)
Total Credits12

Concentration in School Psychology

PSYC 3510EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 4590PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN3
Select two of the following:6
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TST
Total Credits12