Psychology Concentrations

Psychology majors may declare a concentration in any one of the following seven areas.  Each concentration is a minimum of 12 credit hours (more detailed descriptions of each area are available on the department web site).  A concentration is optional, and only one concentration may be declared.  The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.  See the department secretary for the form, Change of Undergraduate Academic Program, for declaring a concentration.

1.     Cognitive Science

2.     Developmental Psychology

3.     Forensic Psychology

4.     Industrial/Organizational Psychology

5.     Mental Health

6.     Neuroscience and Behavior

7.     School Psychology

Degree Requirements

Calculus (One required)

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Social Sciences

Two 3 hour courses in anthropology or two 3 hour courses in sociology — except SOC 2130, SOC 3450, and any course cross-listed in Psychology — are required.

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural Sciences (One of the following pairs of courses)

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

And

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Or

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4 credits

And

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

Or

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

And

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

Or

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

And

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

And

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:7-10