This major is intended to prepare students for graduate level education and professional programs in the psychological sciences. The curriculum provides students with strong foundation in the major areas of scientific psychology. It emphasizes theoretical foundations, research methodology, data analysis, and professional applications. The total number of hours for a BA degree with this major is 128, including 37 hours of selected psychology courses, university core requirements, and at least 6 hours of a foreign language at the 200 level or above. A grade of "C" or above is required in all courses taken to meet major requirements.
Students who wish to minor in psychology must complete 19 hours of psychology courses. Thirteen of the hours are specified as follows:
PSY 101 (General Psychology)
PSY 201 (Introduction to APA Style)
PSY 304 (Abnormal Psychology)
PSY 305 (Personality) or PSY 370 (Social Psychology)
PSY 320 (Physiological Psychology) or PSY 340 (Sensation and Perception) or PSY 405 (Cognitive Psychology) or PSY 406 (Cognitive Neuroscience).
Courses used to meet University core requirements are not applicable toward a psychology minor.
Courses may not be used to meet both minor and major requirements. Students taking advanced courses are expected to complete required prerequisites.