Degree Requirements

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): Six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): Six to nine courses, including:

Mathematics:

Any Math ‘Beauty’ course

Natural Science:

A Biology course with a laboratory

 

GEP Overlays (See Curricula): Three courses

GEP Integrative Learning Component: Three courses

A social science course in a field other than Psychology

A Biology course [Note: This Biology course cannot be the same one used to satisfy the GEP Variable Courses requirement for a Biology course with a laboratory.]

MAT 118 (Introduction to Statistics)

Note: MAT 118 is a ‘Math Power’ course

GEP Electives:

Psychology majors will take between 10 and 14 free electives depending upon whether a student enters the University with AP credit for English 101 or credit toward the foreign language requirement.

Major Concentration:

Thirteen courses are required, including an experiential course. The experiential course does not have to be a course offered by the Psychology Department. If the experiential requirement is satisfied with a Psychology course, then twelve courses are required for the major. If a course offered by another department is used to satisfy the experiential requirement, then twelve courses are required, including:

For Psychology majors entering the program as first-year freshman:

 

PSY 101

Introductory Psychology Seminar

For Psychology majors entering the program after the first semester of their freshman year:

PSY 100

Introductory Psychology

PSY 101

Introductory Psychology Seminar

and the following six required ‘core’ courses:

PSY 200

Personality

PSY 201

Biological Bases of Behavior

PSY 210

Research Methods

PSY 211

Statistics for the Social Sciences

PSY 212

Multicultural Psychology

PSY 400

History and Systems of Psychology

and one of the following advanced laboratory courses:

PSY 320L

Psychology Laboratory, Natural Science I

PSY 321L

Psychology Laboratory, Natural Science II

 

PSY 330L

Psychology Laboratory, Social Science I

 

or

PSY 331L

Psychology Laboratory, Social Science II

and one of the following research seminars:

PSY 491

Research Seminar in Psychology, Natural Science I

PSY 492

Research Seminar in Psychology, Natural Science II

PSY 493

Research Seminar in Psychology, Social Science I

PSY 494

Research Seminar in Psychology, Social Science II

The advanced laboratory course and the advanced research seminar may not be in the same area. Students taking a natural science advanced laboratory are expected to take a social science advanced research seminar. Students taking a social science advanced laboratory are expected to take a natural science advanced research seminar.

and one of the following experiential courses

PSY 374/375

Independent Study I/II

PSY 390/391

Internship I/II

PSY 392/393

Independent Research I/II

 

As noted above, students may also satisfy the Psychology experiential course requirement by receiving a passing grade in a service-learning course, or a course that is part of an approved summer or semester abroad or study-tour program offered by the Psychology Department or by another department. Although such courses do not need to be Psychology courses, they must be accepted by the University as a three-credit course.

 

And three advanced Psychology electives;

One from PSY 220 through PSY 227

One from PSY 230 through PSY 237

One from PSY 230 through PSY 237

Students who take more than the minimum required number of advanced laboratory courses and/or advanced research seminars may use these courses to fulfill the Psychology elective requirement, if it is done in consultation with their academic advisors.

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