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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

The program consists of the common core plus eight additional courses in a concentration area. Bachelor of Arts students are required to take fourteen general electives which may be psychology and/or other department courses. Students may choose to complete a minor or double-major. Bachelor of Arts students must fulfill the Modern Language requirement.

Common Core

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSY 105INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY I4
PSY 106INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY II4
PSY 240STATISTICS I4
PSY 241RESEARCH METHODS I4
PSY 242RESEARCH METHODS II4
Select one of the following:4
PSY 361
HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY (Liberal Studies Program Capstone) 1
PSY 389
PSYCHOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR

Upon faculty approval psychology majors may register for the following psychology courses as psychology electives:

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSY 390
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 391
DEPARTMENT HONORS THESIS 1
PSY 396
HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY 1
PSY 397
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING/PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
PSY 398
TUTORING AND MENTORING IN PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY

PSY 105 and PSY 106 are not sequential, i.e., one is not a prerequisite for the other. They may be taken in either order.

For the research sequence, PSY 240 must be taken first; PSY 241 and PSY 242 may be taken in either order. A special note: PSY 340, an elective course, may be taken immediately after the completion of PSY 240.

Concentration Requirements

Students must complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Standard; Human Development; Human Services; Industrial/Organizational; Community; or Comprehensive Evening Program. Students are limited to only declaring one concentration.​

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