Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in psychology are 32 credits:

Psychology Courses
Select one of the following: 14
Introductory Psychology
Educational Psychology (for Education students, or equivalent)
Methods Core 2
PSYC 230Statistics and Psychology Measurement4
PSYC 301Research Methods in Psychology4
PSYC 477Senior Seminar in Psychology1
Behavior and Cognition
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following:4
Behavior Modification
Learning and Behavior 3
Cognitive Psychology 3
Physiological Psychology
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following:4
Behavioral Neuroscience
Drugs and Behavior
Human Neuropsychology
Development and Social Psychology
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following:4
Developmental Psychology
Psychology and Culture
Advanced Developmental Psychology: Aging
Social Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Individual Differences and Applied Psychology
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following:4
Personality Dynamics
Health Psychology
Psychology of Sport
Psychology and Religion
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Psychological Assessment
Elective Courses
Students will choose additional electives to complete at least 32 credits in psychology from the areas above or other psychology offerings, such as:3
Special Topics
Independent Study
Cooperative Education
May Seminar
One PEAK in psychology is required for the major. Options are course-based PEAKs (see course descriptions), PSYC Research PEAK, and PSYC Internship PEAK.
Total Hours32

Note: AP scores of 3 = elective credit and students still need to take PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology; scores of 4 or 5 = PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology credit.


Note: These courses must be taken in order – PSYC 230 Statistics and Psychology Measurement is a prerequisite for PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology, and PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology is a prerequisite for PSYC 477 Senior Seminar in Psychology.


Note:  PSYC 361 Cognitive Psychology is offered each semester;  PSYC 218 Behavior Modification ,PSYC 318 Learning and Behavior,  are only offered occasionally.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.