The major requirements for Psychology majors based on the 2013-2014 Catalog Year are listed below.

All Psychology majors are required to take the following 5 courses:

  • Psychology 1: Introduction to Personality-Social Psychology
  • Psychology 2: Introduction to Brain and Behavior
  • Psychology 3: Psychological Methods and Analysis I 
  • Psychology 103: Psychological Methods and Analysis II
  • Psychology 110: Psychobiology + Lab
     

Course Prerequisites and Requirements

In addition to individual course prerequisites, Psychology 1 and 2 are required for admission to most upper division psychology courses. Psychology 3 and 103 are required for admission to some upper division Psychology courses (as indicated in the course descriptions). A minimum grade of C- is required in all prerequisites. Prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the instructor.

Lower Division

Psychology 1, 2, 3 are required for all psychology majors.  A minimum grade of C- in all prerequisites is required for all lower division courses.

Upper Division

There are four major concentrations in the Department of Psychology. A student may elect to follow any one of these programs for a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

General Psychology:

For the student who wants a general education in psychology, a sequence of upper division courses in addition to the psychology core curriculum is offered which must include:

  • One of the following: 126, 127, or 128
  • Two of the following: 140, 150, or 160
  • One of the following: 100, 106, or 195
  • Five upper-division psychology electives

 Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration:

For the student with an interest in the biological bases of behavior, a sequence of upper-division courses in addition to the psychology core curriculum which must include:

  • All of the following: 106, 126, 127, and 128
  • Two of the following: 140, 150, or 160
  • Three upper-division psychology electives 

Child/Adolescent Development Concentration:

For the student interested in working with individuals in educational or social service settings, a sequence of upper-division courses in addition to the psychology core cirriculum is offered which must include:

  • All of the following: 140 and 142
  • One of the following: 126, 127, or 128
  • One of the following: 150 or 160
  • One of the following: 100, 106, or 195
  • Three of the following: 008, 141, 143, 144, 147, 148, 165, or 174 (at least one of which must be 141 or 144)
  • One upper-division psychology elective
Social Psychology Concentration:

For the student interested in community or organizational psychology, a sequence of upper-division courses in addition to the psychology core curriculum is offered which must include:

  •  All of the following: 160
  • One of the following: 140 or 150
  • One of the following: 126, 127, or 128
  • One of the following: 100, 106, or 195
  • Three of the following: 115, 147, 157, 165, 169, 172, or 180 (at least two of which must be 165, 169, 172, or 180)
  • Two upper-division psychology electives

Personality Psychology Concentration:

For the student interested in social work or counseling/clinical psychology, a sequence of upper division courses in addition to the psychology core curriculum is offered which must include:

  • All of the following:150
  • One of the following: 140 or 160
  • One of the following: 126, 127, or 128
  • One of the following: 100, 106, or 195
  • Three of the following: 147, 148, 152, 157, 170, or 174 (at least two of which must be 152, 170, or 174)
  • Two upper-division psychology electives

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