• Psychology Major


    Major Requirements

    The major in psychology requires a minimum of 12 courses that must include:

    Three 1000-level courses:

    One Statistics course chosen from the following:

    At least one of the following:

    Five 3000-level courses:

    Students must complete one course from each of the five categories below.

    Methodology and Writing

    Students should complete this requirement by the end of their junior year. Both courses are strongly recommended for students interested in graduate school and/or a career in psychology.

    Domain A

    Domain B

    Domain C

    Domain D

    One 5000-level course:

    Students must complete at least one 5000-level course from the list below. NOTE: Honors students in psychology must take a 5000-level course in addition to the Honors Seminar (PSY 5010).

    Three Electives

    Students must complete three elective courses. These electives are chosen from the offerings below or additional courses from the lists above. A maximum of two courses from outside of the psychology department may be counted toward the major.

    • PSY 3990 - Internship in Psychology (strongly recommended)

    Note:

    5000-level courses are available to psychology majors who have attained senior status or have completed 7 courses in psychology including PSY 1330 and 1340; these courses may also have other prerequisites. Although registration priority is given to seniors who have not completed the 5000-level course requirement, qualified majors may enroll in more than one seminar on a space-available basis.

    A student should confer with members of the department when planning a program for a career in psychology. The set of courses a student will take depends on his or her background and special interests. Related courses in other departments are usually taken from the social sciences and natural sciences, but supporting work in the humanities and fine arts is encouraged.

    As a rule, coursework from other departments is not counted in the psychology major. Exceptions include one of the above-named statistics and elective courses.