Optional Concentrations

 

Courses required for concentration

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

One of the following courses:

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience

3 credits

And three of the following courses:

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250/PSYC 8256Limits of Consciousness

3 credits

PSYC 4520/PSYC 8526Psycholinguistics

3 credits

PHIL 3610Philosophy of Language

3 credits

PHIL 3650/PHIL 8655Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

ENGL 3610/ENGL 8615Introduction to Linguistics

3 credits

Concentration in Developmental Psychology

BOTH of the following courses:

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

And any two of the following courses:

PSYC 2500Lifespan Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4520/PSYC 8526Psycholinguistics

3 credits

PSYC 4544Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

PSYC 4960Independent Study in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

** PSYC 4920, PSYC 4960 and PSYC 4990 - Developmental Psychology topic

Concentration in Forensic Psychology

The following two courses:

PSYC 4800/PSYC 8806Law & Psychology: Ethics, Research & Service

3 credits

PSYC 4560Forensic Psychology

3 credits

And two of the following courses:

PSYC 3450/SOC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

Courses in Criminal Justice approved by the advisor

Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Both of the following courses:

PSYC 4630/PSYC 8636Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4640/PSYC 8646Personnel Psychology

3 credits

And two of the following courses:

PSYC 3450/SOC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4310/PSYC 8316Psychological and Educational Testing

3 credits

PSYC 4610/PSYC 8616Human Factors Engineering

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

PSYC 4960Independent Study in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

** PSYC 4920PSYC 4960 and PSYC 4990 -- Industrial/Organizational Psychology topic

Concentration in Mental Health

Both of the following courses:

PSYC 3410Clinical Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

And any two of the following courses:

PSYC 3430Personality and Adjustment

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4450/PSYC 8456Personality Theories

3 credits

PSYC 4470/PSYC 8476/GERO 8476/GERO 4470Mental Health and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4560Forensic Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

PSYC 4960Independent Study in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

 ** PSYC 4920, PSYC 4960 and PSYC 4990 - Mental Health topic

Concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior

Two of the following courses:

PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4270/BIOL 4270/BIOL 8276/PSYC 8276Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4320/PSYC 8326/BIOL 4320/BIOL 8326Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

And two of the following courses not fulfilled above:

PSYC 4020Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4024Laboratory in Psychology: Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250/PSYC 8256Limits of Consciousness

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4234Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4270/BIOL 4270/BIOL 8276/PSYC 8276Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4280/BIOL 4280/BIOL 8286/PSYC 8286Laboratory in Psychology: Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4320/PSYC 8326/BIOL 4320/BIOL 8326Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

PSYC 4960Independent Study in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

** PSYC 4920, PSYC 4960 and PSYC 4990 - Neuroscience topic

Concentration in School Psychology

Both of the following courses:

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

And two of the following courses:

PSYC 3410Clinical Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4310/PSYC 8316Psychological and Educational Testing

3 credits