Major in Psychology The major in psychology requires a minimum of 12 courses that must include: Three 1000-level courses: PSY 1330 - General Psychology One Statistics course chosen from: PSY 1340 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences MATH 1200 - Applied Modeling and Statistics QMBE 1310 - Statistics At least one of the following: PSY 1440 - Lifespan Development PSY 1460 - Theories of Personality PSY 1480 - Abnormal Psychology 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. PSY 3350 - Research Methods in Psychology PSY 3360 - Writing in Psychology Domain A PSY 3420 - Cognitive Psychology PSY 3570 - Biopsychology PSY 3580 - Sensation and Perception PSY 3670 - Theories of Motivation Domain B PSY 3410 - Theories of Learning PSY 3440 - Advanced Child Development PSY 3510 - Psychology of Emotion Domain C PSY 3700 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology PSY 3800 - Social Psychology PSY 3820 - Cross-Cultural Psychology Domain D PSY 3640 - Theories of Psychotherapy PSY 3740 - Disorders of Childhood PSY 3840 - Addictive Disorders PSY 3850 - Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder 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 the psychology department may be counted toward the major. PSY 3990 - Internship in Psychology (strongly recommended) PSY 5010 - Honors Seminar in Psychology EDU 1250 - Educational Psychology CJFS 3760 - Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice PHIL 3370 - Philosophy of Science Note: 5000-level courses are available to psychology majors who have attained senior status or have completed seven 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.