BA & GE

Overview of Major Requirements

  • Visit Declare the Major under 'Academic Advising' to learn how to declare psychology as your major.
  • Psychology 1100(H): Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for all psychology coursework. Psychology 1100(H) fulfills both a Social Science and a Social Diversity GE. This course does not count on the major.
  • Twelve (12) courses totaling at least 36 semester credit hours of Psychology Department coursework, fulfilling specific requirements below. You must earn at least a C- in your psychology courses to count them on the major.
  • If you take courses with variable credit hours (e.g., Psychology 4998, Psychology 3193.xx, Psychology 3191), you need 3 credit hours to count it as one course to be applied to the major.

Section I. Data Analysis & Research Requirements

Take both of the courses listed below.
If a course has an (H) next to it, there is both an Honors and a non-honors version available.

2220(H)                                  Data Analysis in Psychology
2300                                       Research Methods in Psychology                                   

Section II. Core Requirements

Take one course in each of the 4 areas below.
If a course has an (H) next to it, there is both an Honors and a non-honors version available.

A. Brain & Behavior

3313(H)                                  Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
3513                                       Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

B. Cognitive Psychology

3302                                      Perception and Language
3310(H)                                  Sensation and Perception
3312                                       Memory and Cognition

C. Clinical & Developmental Psychology

2367.02**                               Abnormal Psychology Analysis
3331(H)                                   Abnormal Psychology
3335                                       Psychology of Adjustment
3340(H)                                  Introduction to Life Span Developmental Psychology
3530                                       Theories of Personality
3550(H)                                  Psychology of Childhood
3551(H)                                   Psychology of Adolescence

D. Social Psychology

2367.01**                               Social Psychology
3325(H)                                  Introduction to Social Psychology
3375                                      Stereotyping and Prejudice
 

**If Psych 2367.01 and 2367.02 are used to fulfill GE Writing, they also satisfy the psychology core requirement, but hours don’t count on the major.


Section III. Advanced Requirements

Take at least two courses, one of which must be a Sequenced Advanced Course

You must earn a c- or higher in psychology 2220 and 2300 and any other prerequisites before you can take advanced courses. If you take Advanced Courses before successfully completing the pre-requisites, the course will count as an Elective only.

Sequenced Advanced Courses                                                  Required Core Prerequisite

4305   Introduction to Psychopharmacology                                   3313(H)
4475   The Self                                                                                   3325(H) or 2367.01 or 3375
4501    Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience                                    3313(H) (grade of B or higher)
4510    Cognitive Psychology Laboratory                                         3302 or 3310(H) or 3312
4518    Attitudes: Structure, Function, & Consequences                 3325(H) or 2367.01 or 3375
4520   Social Psychology Laboratory                                               3325(H) or 2367.01 or 3375
4532   Clinical Psychological Science                                              2367.02 or 3331(H)
4540   Counseling Psychology                                                         2367.02 or 3331(H) or 3335 or 3530
4623   Biological Clocks and Behavior                                            3313(H)
4630   Attitudes and Persuasion                                                      3325(H) or 2367.01 or 3375
4644   Hormones and Behavior                                                       3313(H)
5250   Mood Disorders: Classification, Etiology, & Treatment       2367.02, 3331(H), 3335, or 3530
5600   Psychobiology of Learning & Memory                                 3313(H)
5602   Behavioral Genetics                                                              3313(H)
5606   High Level Vision                                                                   3310(H)
5614    Cognitive Neuroscience                                                        3313(H) or 3513
5622   Development of Brain & Behavior                                        3312
5681    Development and Psychopathology                                    3550(H)
5684   Psychology of Delinquency                                                   3551(H)

Advanced Courses

4485       Psychology and the Law
4505       History of Psychology
4508(H)  Psychology of Judgment and Decision-Making
4511         Psychological Testing
4515        Psychology of Emotion
4521        Personnel Psychology
4522       Organizational Psychology
4531        Health Psychology
4543        Psychology of Gender
4545        Cross-Cultural Psychology
4552        Psychology of Adult Years
4554        Language Development      
4555        Adolescent Sexuality
4571         Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
5309        Human Motor Control and Learning
5601        Comparative Psychology
5608       Introduction to Mathematical Models
5610        Emotion Regulation: From Basic Science to Clinical Applications
5613H     Biological Psychiatry
5615        Psychology of Language
5617        Models of Memory
5618        Introduction to Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
5832       Lifespan Sociomoral Development
5898       Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

Section IV. Elective Courses


To reach the 12 courses (36 credit hours) required for the Psychology Major, you may take any additional courses from Sections II, III, or IV. Psychology courses taken abroad (Psychology 5797) are evaluated individually.

2301          Psychology of Extraordinary Beliefs
2303         Positive Psychology
2311           Psychology of Motivation
2333         Psychology of Human Sexuality
2350         Contemporary Developmental Psychology
2376         Interpersonal Relationships
2420         Psychology Applied to Sport
2462         Psychology of Creativity
3321(H)*    Quantitative and Statistical Methods in Psychology (Prereq is B or higher in Psych 2220)
3371(H)      Language and the Mind
3624          Primate Cognition
4320          Psychological Science of Addiction
4525          Psychology of Personal Security: Global and Local Perspectives
5425          Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
5612           Introduction to Cognitive Science
5620          Technology, Efficiency, and Happiness
5870          Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience
5891           Proseminar in Cognitive Science (2 credit hours)

Experiential Elective Courses

3191           Internship in Psychology
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 3193.xx, 3191, OR 5700 may apply to major
3193.01      Individual Studies in Psychology
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 3193.xx, 3191, OR 5700 may apply to major
3193.02      Individual Studies: Teaching of Psychology
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 3193.xx, 3191, OR 5700 may apply to major
4998           Undergraduate Research in Psychology
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 4998 may apply to major
4999.01      Thesis Research I
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 4999.01 OR 4999.02 may apply to major
4999.01H   Honors Thesis Research I
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 4999.01(H) OR 4999.02(H) may apply to major
4999.02     Thesis Research II
                   Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 4999.01 OR 4999.02 may apply to major
4999.02H   Honors Thesis Research II
                    Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 4999.01(H) OR 4999.02(H) may apply to major
5700           Training in Science Education Outreach
                    Up to 3 credit hrs of Psychology 3193.xx, 3191, OR 5700 may apply to major

                     
BA General Education (GE) Requirements

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