The Psychology Major
We offer a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. You study principles of human growth and development and the processes of learning, cognition, and emotion. Particular focus is on personality development, maladaptive behavior, social diversity and group interactions, and the biological bases of behavior. The major provides the foundation for careers in human services and counseling, in business and industry, and in working with children, adolescents, and adults in schools or clinical settings. As a Psychology major, you can pursue provisional teacher certification as an early childhood teacher by completing a certification program in early childhood education. The major program also prepares students for graduate study in all areas of psychology, social work, business, education, and other related professions.
Students graduating with a degree in Psychology:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the following areas of psychology: developmental, abnormal, social, and research and statistical methodology
- Demonstrate competence using a statistical package to analyze data and to present those results in APA manuscript style
- Communicate proficiently, both orally and in writing
The Psychology major flow sheet for Students who entered before Fall 2013, Psychology major flow sheet for Students who entered Fall 2013 or later, details the required courses for the major. The Core Curriculum flow sheet is customized for Psychology majors.
The General Psychology Minor
The Psychology minor provides a fundamental understanding of complex human behaviors.
- PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr
- PSYC 290 Psychological Research & Stats I 4 cr
- PSYC 291 Psychological Research & Stats II 4 cr
Two of the following three courses: 6 cr
- PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
- PSYC 230 Social Psychology
- PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology
One of the following two courses: 4 cr
- PSYC 360 Psychological Testing
- PSYC 390 Research Design & Analysis
Two of the following five courses: 6 cr
- PSYC 310 Cognitive Psychology
- PSYC 316 Behavior Analysis
- PSYC 331 Biological Psychology
- PSYC 350 Theories of Personality
- PSYC 370 Human Communication & Perception
Two additional psychology courses 6 cr at the 300-level or above
One of the following three courses: 3 cr
- PSYC 410 History of Psychology
- PSYC 499 Advanced Seminar in Psychology
- PSYC 550 Senior Thesis
One year (or equivalent competency) 6 cr of a foreign language
- BIOL 150 Introduction to Biology 4 cr
Three intensive Behavior Analysis Minor programs within the Psychology major prepare you for careers or graduate study in behavior analysis.