Psychology, B.A. (35 Credit Major)

Students are required to consult with Department advisers for guidance and approval of course selection. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (35)

14 credits in required courses:

Credits
PSY 166General Psychology

3

PSY 226Statistical Methods in Psychology

4

PSY 305Experimental Psychology I

4

PSY 348History of Psychology

3

6 credits in one 3-credit course from each of two of the following three options:

Option 1:

Credits
PSY 217Child Psychology

3

PSY 218Psychology of Adolescence

3

PSY 219Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

3

Option 2:

Credits
PSY 234Abnormal Psychology

3

Or

PSY 255Theories of Personality

3

Option 3:

Credits
PSY 240Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

Or

PSY 260Social Psychology

3

6 credits in one 3-credit course from each of two of the following three options:

Option 1:

Credits
PSY 310Psychology of Learning

3

PSY 245Psychological Testing and Assessment

3

Option 2:

Credits
PSY 314Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY 317Psychology of Sensation and Perception

3

Option 3:

Credits
PSY 316Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 366Clinical Neuropsychology

3

9 credits in additional PSY courses:

Credits
PSY Three 200-, 300-, or 400-level Psychology courses

Students planning to pursue graduate study in psychology and related fields should consult with Department faculty. The Department encourages students to participate in faculty research programs.

Departmental Honors

Students who wish to qualify for Departmental honors are required to complete:

Credits
PSY 485Independent Study in Psychology

3

PSY 495Honors Research in Psychology

3

PSY 485: May be used to fulfill the requirements of the major.

PSY 495: PSY 495 is an addition to the courses required for the psychology major.

Careers in Mental Health

Those students who are interested in preparing for careers in mental health professions, such as clinical and community psychology, psychiatry, social work, guidance, and rehabilitation counseling, should consult with Department faculty.

Women's Studies Option

See the description of this program contained later in this Bulletin.

Primate Behavior and Evolution

See the description of this track within the Interdepartmental Concentration in Anthropology contained earlier in this Bulletin.