Psychology is the multidimensional scientific study of behavioral and mental processes.  Psychologists study the structure and function of the brain and nervous system; basic processes such as  perception and cognition; and complex phenomena such as development, individual behavior, group dynamics, personality, and abnormal behavior.  Students learn foundational and modern theoretical perspectives on mental processes and behavior across these areas and delve into the scientific research that supports them.  Psychology majors acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue graduate training in clinical or research psychology or to enhance the pursuit of related professions such as education, medicine, social work, or criminal justice.

minimum of 41 credits for the major in psychology is required. The credits must include:

Core Courses (14 credits, required)

  • 830:101 Principles of Psychology (first or sophomore year) (3)
  • 830:102 Principles of Psychology (first or sophomore year) (3)
  • 830:301 Psych Statistical Methods  (sophomore or junior year) (4)
  • 830:302 Psych Research Methods (sophomore or junior year) (4)

 

Area Requirements (15 credits)

Multicultural (select 1 of the following):

  • 830:322 Cross-Cultural Psych (3)
  • 830:332 Psych of Religion (3)
  • 830:341 Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination (3)
  • 830:469 Psych of Sexual Orientation (3)

 

Tier 1: Cognition and Neuroscience (select 2 of the following):

  • 830:304 Cognitive Processes (3)
  • 830:330 Psych of Learning (3)
  • 830:404 Cognitive Science (3)
  • 830:411 Intro to Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
  • 830:484 Behavioral Neuroscience (3)

 

Tier 2 (select 2 of the following):

  • 830:323 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • 830:335 Social Psychology (3)
  • 830:369 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • 830:371 Personality (3)
  • 830:405 Psych of Emotions (3)

 

Electives 12 additional elective credits in psychology

A final grade-point average of 2.5 or better in the major is required.