Major Requirements

Psychology is the study of the behavior of the individual. It is a multifaceted discipline ranging from the study of the biological basis of behavior to the study of the individual in a social context.

A minimum of 41 credits for the major in psychology is required. The credits must include:

Core Courses
21&62:830:101, 102 Principles of Psychology (first or sophomore year) (3,3)
21&62:830:301 Statistical Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (sophomore or junior year) (4)
21&62:830:302 Experimental Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (4)
21&62:830:423 History and Modern Viewpoints in Psychology (3)

Area Requirements Any four of the following:
21&62:830:304 Cognitive Processes (3)
21&62:830:308 Critical Thinking
21&62:830:323 Developmental Psychology (3)
21&62:830:335 Social Psychology (3)
21&62:830:369 Abnormal Psychology(3)
21&62:830:372 Perception
21&62:830:484 Physiological Psychology (3)

12 additional elective credits in psychology

A grade-point average of 2.5 or better in the major is required.
For students interested in counseling or social services, a double major with social work provides hands-on opportunities through course work and field experiences. Advising should be obtained from both departments.

Minor Requirements

The psychology minor requires a minimum of 18 credits including 21&62:830:101, 102, any two area requirements, and any two other psychology courses.
Courses are chosen in a conference between the student and a psychology advisor.
A grade-point average of 2.5 or better in the minor is required.