• Psychology Major

    Major Requirements

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

    General Psychology:

    One Statistics course chosen from the following:

    • (recommended)

    At least one of the following 1000-level courses:

    Five 3000-level courses:

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


    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 psychology courses listed above or from approved courses in other departments. A maximum of two courses from outside of the psychology department may be counted toward the major.

    • PSY 3990 - Internship in Psychology (strongly recommended)


    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 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.

  • Law School Early Admission (3-3) Option

    Students seeking to enter law school may pursue this major through the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program. If interested, meet with the Psychology Department Chair and a Legal Studies faculty member by the end of your first year at Hamline.

    Visit the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program for more details.