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General Concentration

The General concentration offers basic scientific skills training and allows students more flexibility regarding the major-level psychology courses they are required to take. This concentration is recommended for students with a broad range of interests in psychology, and it allows students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of advanced psychology courses. ​

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Course Requirements

Psychology

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSY 340STATISTICS II 14
PSY 342RESEARCH METHODS III4
PSY 343INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT4
PSY 360THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION4
PSY 377PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY4
or PSY 379 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Select three additional major-level psychology courses numbered PSY 317 and above12
Select 20 quarter hours in major-level biology and/or mathematics 220
Select nine general (open) electives36

Note: An exceptional student who has completed the required courses in Psychological Science may, upon consent of his advisor and the chair, be admitted in the senior year to certain 400-level courses described in the Graduate Catalog for Psychology. Any 400-level courses will only apply toward the B.S. degree.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

The student is urged to devote some general elective hours to courses in disciplines other than his/her major. Note: MAT 130 is a prerequisite for major level BIO and MAT courses.

In addition, all psychology majors are encouraged to engage in individual research projects with the supervision of faculty. Upon faculty approval psychology majors may register for the following psychology courses:

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

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