PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

Psychology Major Description

The psychology major consists of 37 credits of psychology.  Grades of C or better are needed in all major requirements.

Core [10 credits]

Core [10 credits]

Core (10 credits): 

  • PSY 101-Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 230-Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 290-Research Methods (4 credits)*

*Note:  PSY students must complete two lab sciences other than PSY 290 for the SQ and SQ/SG general education lab science requirement.

PSY Breadth [12 credits]

PSY Breadth [12 credits]

PSY Breadth [12 credits]:  Complete four courses from four of the five areas within psychology:

  • Personality: PSY 315-Personality Theory and Research or PSY 366-Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive: PSY 320-Learning and Motivation or PSY 323-Sensation and Perception or PSY 324-Memory and Cognition
  • Developmental:  PSY 341-Developmental Psychology
  • Social:  PSY 350 (or PSY 351-Honors)-Social Psychology
  • Biological: PSY 325-Physiological Psychology

PSY Depth [6 credits]

PSY Depth [6 credits]

PSY Depth [6 credits]: Complete two PSY courses at the 400 level.  Choose from:

  • PSY 400 Topics in Neuroscience
  • PSY 414 History of Psychology
  • PSY 420  Analysis of Behavior
  • PSY 424 Genetic Psychology
  • PSY 425 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PSY 426 Neuroanatomy
  • PSY 430 Industrial Psychology
  • PSY 432 Embodied Cognition
  • PSY 434 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 437 Human Factors
  • PSY 441 Cognitive Development
  • PSY 443 Abnormal Child Psychology
  • PSY 444 Adolescent Psychology and Psychopathology
  • PSY 446 Social Development
  • PSY 447 Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 451 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination 
  • PSY 458 Group Dynamics
  • PSY 461 Interpersonal Influence
  • PSY 462 Health Psychology
  • PSY 465 Psychology of Stress and Coping
  • PSY 468 Psychology and Law
  • PSY 470 Psychopharmacology
  • PSY 471 Psychological Testing
  • PSY 472 Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 498 Pro-Seminar CLAS offered PSY 498s only

PSY Upper Division Electives [6 credits]

PSY Upper Division Electives [6 credits]

PSY Upper Division Electives (6 credits): 
Complete two upper division PSY courses. Upper division means courses numbered 300 or higher.

NOTE LIMITATIONS:  We have several limitations that apply to the PSY electives

  • Maximum of 6 total credits from PSY 384, PSY 399, PSY 499, PSY 492, PSY 493, or PSY 484 may apply to major electives.
  • Maximum of 3 credits of PSY 394-Special Topics may be used to satisfy major elective requirements.

PSY Elective [3 credits]

PSY Elective [3 credits]

PSY Elective (3 credits.) 
Choose one PSY elective

*NOTE LIMITATIONS:  We have several limitations that apply to the PSY electives.

  • Maximum of 6 total credits from PSY 384, PSY 399, PSY 499, PSY 492, PSY 493, or PSY 484 may apply to major electives.
  • Maximum of 3 credits of PSY 394-Special Topics may be used to satisfy major elective requirements.

Related Area Requirement

Related Area Requirement

RELATED AREA REQUIREMENT:

In addition to the above PSY major requirements all PSY majors must complete the Related Area requirements (C grades or higher needed in all Related Area requirements):

  1. Math (3 credits):  MAT 119 –Finite Math or  MAT 170 Precalculus
  2. Foundation of Behavior (12 credits):  Choose courses from these prefixes: ASB ASM BIO GCU HPS PHI SOC