2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, A.B.

Major Requirements

Majors will complete a minimum of 10 courses in the department.  All students take a sequence of courses - Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, and Advanced Research in Psychology - to learn the methods employed in psychology.  Although the multiple dimensions of human psychological functioning are integrated, taking courses from each of the four Content Areas insures exposure to the breadth of those dimensions.  Students progress from Introductory Psychology to courses in basic areas in psychology and then take upper level courses (e.g., seminars) before completing as seniors a culminating integrative academic experience.

One of the following cognate courses:

Four additional courses:

Four additional courses, one from each of these Content Areas:

  • Biological, Behavioral, and Cognitive Processes
  • Sociocultural Processes
  • Developmental Processes
  • Clinical and Applied Psychology

Two Electives:


Of the four Content Area courses and two electives, at least two courses must be numbered at the 300 or 400 level.

PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology  is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses.  Majors may meet the requirement for a writing intensive course in the major by completing PSY 104 - Research Methods in Psychology .

A grade point average of at least 2.00 in required psychology courses must be maintained in order to remain a major in the department.  Opportunities for internships and individual research projects that contribute to the degree are available for majors who have demonstrated the capability for independent work.