Psychology

Curriculum

Dr. Maryellen Hamilton, Chairperson

The Psychology Department offers a major in Psychology with optional concentrations in Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology. A minor in Psychology is also offered.

Requirements for Psychology Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

PS-151Introduction to Psychology3
PS-200Statistics and Research Methods3
PS-205Experimental Psychology3
PS-210Advanced Statistics and Computer Applications3
PS-Psychology Electives12
Select three of the following courses:9
PS-230
Childhood and Adolescence
PS-250
Personality
PS-260
Abnormal Psychology
PS-420
History of Psychology
PS-430
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Select two of the following courses with capstone laboratories: 112
PS-310
& PS-311
Social Experimental Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar Lab Social Experiment
PS-320
& PS-321
Learning
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Learning
PS-350
& PS-351
Cognitive Processes
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Cognitive Process
PS-400
& PS-401
Moral Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Moral Psychology
PS-406
& PS-407
Political Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Political Psychology
PS-430
& PS-431
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PS-480
& PS-481
Special Topics in Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Special Topics in Psychology
Total Credits45

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-260Abnormal Psychology3
PS-250Personality3
PS-340Physiological Psychology3
Select two of the following:6
PS-455
Biological Foundations: Human Sexuality
PS-450
Cross-Cultural Psychology
PS-463
Psychopathology and Film
PS-305
Tests and Measurements
PS-420
History of Psychology
PS-398
Undergrad Psychology Research
Total Credits15

Concentration in Forensic Psychology

PS-435Forensic Psychology3
PS-305Tests and Measurements3
Select three of the following:9
PS-220
Social Psychology
PS-260
Abnormal Psychology
PS-250
Personality
PS-450
Cross-Cultural Psychology
PS-398
Undergrad Psychology Research
Total Credits15

Special Notes for Psychology-Education Double Majors

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

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