Students must take at least 32 credits in Psychology as outlined below:
All undergraduates must take the following courses, beginning with PSY 10200.
- PSY 10200 - Psychology in the Modern World (3 Credits)
- PSY 21500 - Applied Statistics (4 Credits)
- PSY 32100 - Experimental Psychology (4 credits)
11 Credits in Total..
Must take at least one course (3 credits) in three of the four major Concentration Areas of psychology listed below.
- PSY 22600 - Developmental Psychology OR
- PSY 24600 - Infancy and Childhood
- Social Personality
- PSY 24700 - Social Psychology OR
- PSY 24900 - Psychology of Personality
- PSY 25300 - Thinking, Knowing, and Remembering
- PSY 25400 - Brain, Mind, and Behavior
9 Credits in Total.
Students must take three 300-level courses. 300-level courses use the required 200-level gateway courses as prerequisites.
9 Credits in Total.
Final Advanced Course:
A 300-level course, 400-level course, or Masters-level course (permission of advisor required) from any of the four major areas of psychology.
3 Credits in Total.
Departmental Objectives of the Undergraduate Curriculum:
- To promote critical thinking and to enable students to acquire and apply critical thinking to the content of a discipline and to practical problems they confront in other settings. We understand critical thinking to include at least these components:
- Evaluating fact-based evidence.
- Engaging in both inductive and deductive logical reasoning.
- Identifying and considering multiple points of view.
- Applying the above processes to problem-solving.
- To enable students to understand basic and more advanced psychological theories, principles, and concepts in a variety of areas such as, human development, social interaction, psychopathology, cognitive processes, and the biological bases of behavior.
- To enable students to explore connections between published research findings and their applications. This will prepare students to apply psychological concepts to their own lives and experiences.
- To enable students to evaluate hypotheses, research designs, research findings, and theories.
- To enable students to formulate questions and hypotheses, design research protocols, and analyze research findings.
- To enable students to develop competence in quantitative reasoning and applying statistical procedures on a conceptual level and through the use of statistical software packages.
- To enable students to understand the difference between pseudo-science and science and apply such understanding to media reports about psychology.
- To enable students to apply psychological concepts and principles to understanding social, political, and cultural phenomena (including, for example, issues of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability).
- To enable students to act ethically, both in the conduct of research and in their everyday interactions.
- To enable students to develop effective communication skills in oral, written, and numerical formats.