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Psychology Program

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

PSYCHOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

May be either depending on option selected.

Major in Psychology (Major Code: 119)

Psychology Core Requirements

36 semester hours, including PSYC 2301, 2272, 2314, 3310, 3311, 3360 or 3355, 4319, and two courses from PSYC 3350, 3320, 3430 or 3335, plus nine to 10 hours of psychology electives, nine of which must be advanced.

Prerequisite for Advanced Psychology Classes

PSYC 2301 is the prerequisite for all advanced (3000- and 4000-level) courses except PSYC 3310.

Options in Psychology

Option I—Professional Psychology

The Professional Psychology Option follows recommendations from nationwide graduate programs and prepares students to pursue a master’s or a doctorate degree in various psychology specializations.

Recommended courses for any graduate specialization:

  • BIOL 1406, 1406L and 1407, 1407L as lab science core curriculum.
  • BIOL 2401, 2401L and 2402, 2402L as bachelor of science degree requirements.
  • SOCI 1301 or ANTH 2351.

Additional recommended courses for clinical or counseling psychology:

  • PSYC 3360, 3355, 4361, 4371, 4377 and 3350.
  • SOCW 2361.
  • CD 2301.

Additional recommended courses for forensic psychology:

  • PSYC 3373, 3350, 3335 and 3360.
  • SCOM 1321 and 3303.
  • PHIL 2303.
  • CRIJ 1306, 3322 and 2328.
  • SOCI 3370, 3374 and 4302.

Additional recommended courses for neuroscience:

  • PSYC 3320 and 4324.
  • CHEM 1410, 2523, 2525.

Consult with departmental faculty for recommendations on other psychology specializations.

Option II—General Psychology

The General Psychology Option provides a background for students whose career goals are in psychology-related fields (e.g., entering law school or the ministry) but not in becoming a psychologist.

  • SOCI 1301 and 1306.
  • ANTH 2351.
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