BA & GE

See the BA General Education (GE) Requirements on ASC's website

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

4509

Perception of Space and Motion in Sports (Mansfield only)

3310

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)

5089

Cognitive Aging, Neurodegeneration, & Neuroplasticity

3313(H) or 3513

5250

Mood Disorders: Classification, Etiology, & Treatment  

2367.02, 3331(H), 3335, or 3530

5270

Personality 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

3313(H)

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
5628          Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
5870          Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience
5891          Proseminar in Cognitive Science (2 credit hours)

Experiential Elective Courses

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

                     
 

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