Psychology

The major 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.

Career Paths

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.

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Dr. Alexander Swan
aswan@eureka.edu
(309) 467-6814
Burgess Hall – Room 106B
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

Requirements For A Major In Psychology

40 hours of coursework, at least 12 of which are at the 300-499 level, consisting of the following:

All of the following:    
MAT265 Quantitative Methods I 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3
PSY215 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY222 Research Methods for Social and Natural Sciences 3
PSY380W Research Methods 4
Three of the following:    
BIO281 Animal Behavior 3
PSY285 Psychology of Learning 3
PSY286 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY330 Human Memory 3
PSY360 Biological Psychology 3
PSY374 History of 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
PSY206 Infant and Early Childhood Development 3
PSY207 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development 3
PSY260 Health Psychology 3
PSY308 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
PSY320 Seminar in Child Life 3
PSY372 Counseling Psychology 3
TOTAL:   40

Requirements For A Minor In Psychology

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

Possible courses include:    
PSY101 General Psychology 3
PSY203 Social Psychology 3
PSY205 Psychology of Childhood through Adolescence 3
PSY206 Infant and Early Childhood Development 3
PSY207 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development 3
PSY215 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY225 Industrial-Organizational Psychology 3
PSY260 Health Psychology 3
PSY285 Psychology of Learning 3
PSY286 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY305 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY308 Adulthood and Aging Psychology 3
PSY314W Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY320 Seminar in Child Life 3
PSY330 Human Memory 3
PSY360 Biological Psychology 3
PSY370W Personality Theory 3
PSY372 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY374 History of Psychology 3