Major in Psychology

 
Courses in psychology give students an understanding of a wide variety of human behaviors and an appreciation of the concepts and methodology employed in the study of psychology. The major in psychology is suitable for students interested in preparing for careers in social welfare, personnel work, guidance, advertising, criminology, military and industrial counseling and other therapeutic occupations, as well as graduate study in psychology which would lead to careers in teaching at the junior or senior college level, school psychology, tests and measurements, guidance and counseling, vocational guidance, clinical occupations, and experimental research.

Requirements For A Major In Psychology

37 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

MAT265 Quantitative Methods I 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3
PSY374 History of Psychology 3
PSY380W Research Methods 4

Three of the following:

BIO281 Animal Behavior 3
PSY285 Psychology of Learning 3
PSY286 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY305 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY360 Biological Psychology 3

Three of the following (Must include at least two from PSY203, 314, 370):

PSY203 Social Psychology 3
PSY205 Psychology of Childhood through Adolescence 3
PSY208 Adulthood and Aging Psychology 3
PSY314W Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY370W Personality Theory 3

One of the following:

PSY270 Statistics II 3
PSY290 Psychological Tests and Measurements 3

One of the following:

PSY225 Industrial-Organizational Psychology 3
PSY372 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY385 Seminar in Psychology 2
TOTAL: 37

Requirements For A Minor In Psychology

20 hours of coursework in PSY, including at least six hours at the 300-level.

Requirements For A Major In Sociology And Psychology

33 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

MAT265 Quantitative Methods I 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3
PSY203 Social Psychology 3
PSY380W Research Methods 4
SOC102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC250 Social Stratification 4
SOC370 Sociological Theory 4

One of the following:

PSY305 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY314W Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY370W Personality Theory 3
PSY372 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY374 History of Psychology 3

Two of the following, at least one of which must be at the 300-level:

SOC105 Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC201 Criminology 3
SOC210 Alcohol, Alcoholism and Society 3
SOC306 Minority Peoples in the U.S. 3
SOC311 Deviance and Control 3
SOC299/399 Special Topics in Sociology 3
TOTAL: 33
Students are highly recommended to apply for an internship experience to be completed after the first semester of the junior year.
 

Requirements For A Minor In Sociology

20 hours in Sociology or accepted alternative courses, including SOC102 and a minimum of six hours at the 300-level.