Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology

 

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

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 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 1020Introduction to Psychology II

4 credits

PSYC 2000Careers in Psychology

1 credit

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3 credits

Psychology Distribution Requirements:

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

 

1. Applied Psychology

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4020Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4310/PSYC 8316Psychological and Educational Testing

3 credits

PSYC 4510Psychology in the Schools

3 credits

PSYC 4560Forensic Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4610/PSYC 8616Human Factors Engineering

3 credits

PSYC 4630/PSYC 8636Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4640/PSYC 8646Personnel Psychology

3 credits

2. Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology

PSYC 3450/SOC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4450/PSYC 8456Personality Theories

3 credits

3. Mental Health

PSYC 3410Clinical Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3430Personality and Adjustment

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

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

3 credits

4. Cognitive/Neuroscience

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

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

PSYC 4520/PSYC 8526Psycholinguistics

3 credits

5. Additional Perspectives

PSYC 4010/PSYC 8016History of Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4110/PSCI 4110/PSCI 8116/PSYC 8116Political Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4250/PHIL 3250/PSYC 8256Limits of Consciousness

3 credits

PSYC 4960Independent Study in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

PHIL 3650/PHIL 8655Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

**PSYC 4960--Independent Study in Psychology (3 credit hours). Requires special permission from a faculty mentor, approval of the UPC, and a final paper, project or conference presentation.

**PSYC 4990--Senior Thesis Part I: Thesis Proposal (3 credit hours). Requires special permission from a faculty member and the student must meet the Psychology Senior Thesis criteria.

Upper-Level Psychology Laboratory Courses:

One upper-level Psychology lab is required.

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

3 credits

PSYC 4544Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990--Senior Thesis Part II: Data Analysis, Interpretations and Conclusions. Requires special permission from a faculty member and the student must meet the Psychology Senior Thesis criteria.

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.

 

 

ADDITIONAL BACHELOR OF ARTS COURSE REQUIREMENTS (Cognate):

Foreign Language: The B.A. degree program requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.

 

ADDITIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS (Cognate) 

Calculus: One of the following courses is required

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 1940Calculus for Biomedicine

5 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Social Sciences: Two 3-credit hour courses in Anthropology or two 3-credit hour courses in Sociology — except SOC 2130, SOC 3450, and any course cross-listed in Psychology — are required.  

Natural Sciences: One of the following pairs of lab courses is required. Additional Natural Science sequences may be accepted with permission of the Department Chair.

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Or

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4 credits

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

Or

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

Or

PE 2400Human Physiology & Anatomy I

4 credits

PE 2500Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 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