Note: Students who declared the major prior to fall 2009 are under different requirements, which may be found on the departmental website.
The prerequisite for declaring the major in psychology is completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each:
01:830:101 General Psychology (3)
01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology (3)*
one 4-credit content course and lab combination**
The following requirements must be met to complete a major in psychology:
1. Four Subdiscipline Core Courses. (a separate course must be selected from each of the following four subdiscipline clusters and must be taken within the 01:830 subject index of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Department of Psychology):
01:830:310 Neuropsychology (3)
01:830:311 Conditioning and Learning (3)
01:830:313 Physiological Psychology (3)
01:830:361 Developmental Psychobiology (3)
01:830:310 Neuropsychology (3)
01:830:340 Abnormal Psychology (3)
01:830:346 Atypical Development in Childhood and Adolescence (3)
01:830:394 Community Psychology and Community Mental Health (3)
01:830:301 Sensation and Perception (3)
01:830:303 Memory and Attention (3)
01:830:305 Cognition (3)
01:830:351 Psychology of Language (3)
01:830:321 Social Psychology (3)
01:830:338 Personality Psychology (3)
01:830:373 Organization and Personnel Psychology (3)
01:830:377 Health Psychology (3)
2. Completion of Five Psychology Electives. (to be selected from the department's complete set of course offerings).
- These may include any additional courses from the subdiscipline core categories above (i.e., selections beyond those required to meet the subdiscipline distribution requirement), as well as additional 400-level courses.
- No more than three credits of nonclassroom courses such as fieldwork, research, or internships may be applied toward the major (6 credits may be applied as a capstone). The additional credits do, however, apply toward the overall graduation credits and students are encouraged to take additional credits.
- All 400-level psychology electives have the prerequisites of a 4-credit lab course plus at least one core course. Individual courses may have additional prerequisites and instructors may grant special permission to enroll.
- Transfer courses may be applied, but at least one of the five electives must be completed within the SAS Department of Psychology.
- No more than two 200-level courses may be applied.
3. Completion of One 400-Level Elective.
4. Completion of One College-Level Math Course. Students who plan to attend graduate school are urged to complete precalculus or higher.
*May substitute without replacement by completing one of the following
courses with a grade of C or better: 01:830:210 Behavioral Data
Analysis; 01:960:212 Statistics II; 01:960:401 Statistics for
Research; 01:220:322 Econometrics; 01:377:275 Basic Statistics for
Exercise Science (except Winter Session) or an equivalent transfer course.
**Will also apply toward either the core course or psychology elective
requirement as indicated below. General Psychology and Quantitative
Methods in Psychology are prerequisites.