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 sensation, 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.
A minimum of 41 credits for the major in psychology is required. The credits must include:
21:830:101, 102 Principles of Psychology (first or sophomore year) (3,3)
21:830:301 Statistical Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (sophomore or junior year) (4)
21:830:302 Experimental Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (sophomore or junior year) (4)
21:830:423 History and Modern Viewpoints in Psychology (3)
Any four of the following:
21:830:304 Cognitive Processes (3)
21:830:308 Critical Thinking
21:830:323 Developmental Psychology (3)
21:830:335 Social Psychology (3)
21:830:369 Abnormal Psychology(3)
21:830:484 Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
Electives 12 additional elective credits in psychology
A final grade-point average of 2.5 or better in the major is required.