Psychology

Curriculum

Dr. Maryellen Hamilton, Chairperson

The Psychology Department offers a major in Psychology with optional concentrations in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology or Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Students may only declare one concentration. A minor in Psychology is also offered.

Requirements for Psychology Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

Required Courses12
PS-151
Introduction to Psychology
PS-200
Statistics and Research Methods
PS-205
Experimental Psychology
PS-210
Advanced Statistics and Computer Applications
PS-Psychology Electives12
Select one course from each group:
Cognitive/Developmental3
PS-230
Childhood and Adolescence
PS-240
Adulthood and Aging
PS-320
Learning
PS-350
Cognitive Processes
Clinical3
PS-250
Personality
PS-260
Abnormal Psychology
PS-425
Psychology of Emotion
PS-420
History of Psychology
Social/Applied3
PS-310
Social Experimental Psychology
PS-415
Attitudes and Persuasion
PS-430
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PS-433
Stereotypes and Prejudices
PS-435
Forensic Psychology
Select two capstone labs: 16
PS-311
Capstone: Seminar Lab Social Experiment
PS-321
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Learning
PS-351
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Cognitive Process
PS-401
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Moral Psychology
PS-407
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Political Psychology
PS-416
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Attitudes and Persuasion
PS-426
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Emotion
PS-431
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PS-481
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Special Topics in Psychology
PS-499
Capstone: Seminar and Lab in General Psychology
Total Credits39

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

Optional Psychology Degree Concentrations

Students majoring in Psychology may choose (but are not required) to pursue a concentration in clinical psychology or forensic psychology. Concentrations entail 15 credits of coursework that allow students to focus on an area that they might be considering for graduate study and/or a future career. Pursuing a concentration does not affect the core or the total number of credits required for the psychology BS degree.

Concentration in Clinical Psychology

PS-250Personality3
PS-260Abnormal Psychology3
Select two of the following:6
PS-305
Tests and Measurements
PS-340
Physiological Psychology
PS-398
Undergrad Psychology Research
PS-450
Cross-Cultural Psychology
PS-455
Biological Foundations: Human Sexuality
PS-463
Psychopathology and Film
Total Credits12

Concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

PS-310Social Experimental Psychology3
PS-430Industrial-Organizational Psychology3
Select two of the following6
PS-305
Tests and Measurements
PS-398
Undergrad Psychology Research
PS-415
Attitudes and Persuasion
PS-433
Stereotypes and Prejudices
PS-445
Sport Psychology
Total Credits12

Concentration in Forensic Psychology

PS-310Social Experimental Psychology3
PS-435Forensic Psychology3
Select two of the following:6
PS-250
Personality
PS-305
Tests and Measurements
PS-398
Undergrad Psychology Research
PS-433
Stereotypes and Prejudices
PS-450
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Total Credits12

Special Notes for Psychology-Education Double Majors

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

PS-151Introduction to Psychology3
PS-Psychology Electives15
Total Credits18