The Psychology Curriculum

    A major in psychology is required to take 44 hours of courses with the “Psy” prefix. To find information about other programs offered by psychology click on the links to the interdisciplinary majors of Psychology – Human Resources, Neuroscience, the Psychology – Occupational Therapy curriculum, and the minors in psychology and the child development minor. Links to expanded course descriptions are provided for all courses listed.

Required Courses   Optimal Time to Schedule
Psy 101 - Introductory Psychology   First year / Fall or Spring
Psy 201 - Research Methods and Analysis (with lab)   Second year / Fall
A minimum of one course from:    

Psy 281 - Principles of Learning

  Second or Third Year / Fall

Psy 351 - Cognition

  Second, Third or Fourth Year / Spring
A minimum of one course from:    

Psy 301 - Psychological Assessment (with lab)

  Third or Fourth Year / Fall

Psy 321 - Social Psychology (with lab)

  Third or Fourth Year / Spring
Psy 560 - Internship   Between Third and Fourth Year
Psychology Capstone    

Psy 601 + 631-639 or Psy 660 (Honors)

  Third Year / Spring

Psy 602 + 632-640 or Psy 670 (Honors)

  Fourth Year / Fall



Support Courses   Optimal Time to Schedule
Mathematics Requirement    

Mth 131 or Mth 141 or Mth 101 and 102

  First Year
Laboratory Science Requirement- two courses from:    

Bio 110, Bio 111, Phy 151, Phy 152, Che 117, Che 180

  First or Second Year

Psy 341 - Behavioral Neuroscience

  Second or Third Year / Spring



Elective Courses
Note: Psy 281, 301, 321, 341, 351 may be used as elective
  Optimal Time to Schedule

Psy 211 - Motivation

  First Year - Spring or Second Year

Psy 221 - Childhood and Adolescence

  First Year - Spring or Second Year

Psy 241 - Organizational

  First Year - Spring or Second Year

Psy 251 - Forensic Psychology

  First Year - Spring or Second Year

Psy 271 - Behavior Modification

  Second or Third Year

Psy 291 - Adulthood and Aging

  Second or Third Year

Psy 311 - Psychology of Personality

  Third or Fourth Year

Psy 331 - Psychology of Women

  Third or Fourth Year

Psy 401 - Abnormal

  Third or Fourth Year

Psy 411 - Exceptional Children

  Third or Fourth Year

Psy 421 - Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice (with lab)

  Fourth Year
     
Cluster Courses:    

Psy 222 - The Developing Child (with Eng 102)

  Second or Third Year

Psy 251 - The Internet Psychology (with CS 252)

  Second or Third Year

Psy 261 - Neural Networks: Biopsych. Perspective (with CS 271)

  Second or Third Year

Psy 262 - The Neuropsychology of Mind (with Phi 218)

  Second or Third Year