Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Core Courses

These five courses should be taken early in the student’s degree program. Concepts learned in these courses will benefit the student in upper-level psychology classes.

PSYC 1010

Introduction to Psychology I

3

PSYC 1020

Introduction to Psychology II

4

PSYC 2000

Careers in Psychology

1

PSYC 3130

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSYC 3140

Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3

Total Credit Hours:

14

1.     Psychology Distribution Requirements – Applied Psychology

One required from four of the five distribution areas

PSYC 3510

Educational Psychology

3

PSYC 4020

Learning

3

PSYC 4310

Psychological and Educational Testing

3

PSYC 4560

Forensic Psychology

3

PSYC 4610

Human Factors Engineering

3

PSYC 4630

Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 4640

Personnel Psychology

3

2.     Psychology Distribution Requirements - Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology

One required from four of the five distribution areas

PSYC 3450

Social Psychology

3

PSYC 3520

Child Psychology

3

PSYC 3540

Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 4450/PSYC 8456

Personality Theories

3

3.     Psychology Distribution Requirements - Mental Health

One required from four of the five distribution areas

PSYC 3410

Clinical Psychology

3

PSYC 3430

Personality and Adjustment

3

PSYC 4440

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 4590

Psychology of Exceptional Children

3

PSYC 4800

Law and Psychology

3

4.     Psychology Distribution Requirements - Cognitive/Neuroscience

One required from four of the five distribution areas

PSYC 4070

Cognitive Psychology

3

PSYC 4090

Cognitive Neuroscience

3

PSYC 4210

Sensation and Perception

3

PSYC 4230

Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC 4270

Animal Behavior

3

PSYC 4320/BIOL 4320/BIOL 8326/PSYC 8326

Hormones & Behavior

3

PSYC 4520

Psycholinguistics

3

5.     Psychology Distribution Requirements - Additional Perspectives

One required from four of the five distribution areas

PSYC 3020

Political Psychology

3

PSYC 4010

History of Psychology

3

PSYC 4250

Limits of Consciousness

3

PHIL 2020

Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3

PSYC 4960

Independent Study in Psychology[1]

3

PSYC 4990

Senior Thesis[2]

3-6

PHIL 3650

Philosophy of Mind

3

Labs

One required. Consult course descriptions for prerequisite courses. Students should see the department secretary in the semester prior to enrolling in the course to obtain permission to register.

PSYC 4024

Laboratory in Psychology: Learning

3

PSYC 4074

Laboratory in Psychology: Cognition

3

PSYC 4214

Laboratory in Psychology: Sensation and Perception

3

PSYC 4234

Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC 4280

Laboratory in Psychology: Animal Behavior

3

PSYC 4544

Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:

3

Electives

Two additional 3-credit hour 3000- or 4000-level psychology courses are required. Selected from the Psychology Distribution Requirements, the Labs, or any other 3000- or 4000-level psychology courses offered.

Total Credit Hours:

6



[1] Must include a product such as a paper or a conference presentation.

[2] May not then also be used to fulfill the 4000-level lab course requirement.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

These six courses should be taken early in the student’s degree program. Concepts learned in these courses will benefit the student in upper-level psychology classes.

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 1020Introduction to Psychology II

4 credits

PSYC 1024Laboratory: Introduction to Psychology II

1 credit

PSYC 2000Careers in Psychology

1 credit

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Area Focus Courses – Applied Psychology

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4020Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4310Psychological and Educational Testing

3 credits

PSYC 4560Forensic Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4610Human Factors Engineering

3 credits

PSYC 4630Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4640Personnel Psychology

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3450/SOC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4450Personality Theories

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - Mental Health

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3410Clinical Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3430Personality and Adjustment

3 credits

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - Cognitive/Neuroscience

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4270/BIOL 4270Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4320/BIOL 4320Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4520Psycholinguistics

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - History/Philosophy of Science

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 4010History of Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250Limits of Consciousness

3 credits

PHIL 2020Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

PHIL 3400Philosophy of Natural Science

3 credits

PHIL 3410Philosophy of Social Science

3 credits

PHIL 3430Philosophy of Biology

3 credits

PHIL 3650Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

Labs

One required. Consult course descriptions for prerequisite courses. Students should see the department secretary in the semester prior to enrolling in the course to obtain permission to register.

PSYC 4024Laboratory in Psychology: Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4074Laboratory in Psychology: Cognition

3 credits

PSYC 4214Laboratory in Psychology: Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4234Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4280/BIOL 4280Laboratory in Psychology: Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4544Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

Two additional 3 hour 3000- or 4000-level psychology courses are required. Selected from the Area Focus courses, the Labs, or from the following:

PSYC 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4470/GERO 4470Mental Health and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4570Behavior Analysis and Interventions

3 credits

PSYC 4900Readings in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

PSYC 4960Independent Study in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

Total Credit Hours:6