Majors in the Psychology Department are required to complete at least 31 credits in Psychology, including Psychology 3, 125, 150 and 151. In addition, students must complete one course from the Social Science 200 series and take a distribution of six credits in any one of the following four disciplines: Biology, Philosophy, Education or Sociology. A second distribution of six credits in another one of these four disciplines is highly recommended. Students should select distributions in disciplines most relevant to their intended careers.
Psychology majors are encouraged to develop specific career objectives while pursuing undergraduate studies.
Departmental advisers will assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising personalized plans of study that will best prepare them for their career goals. Students are encouraged to use Psychology 197, 198 - Independent Study- to get hands-on experience in psychology in their junior or senior year under the direction of a faculty member.
Except where prerequisites are indicated, there is no set order in which courses must be taken. Students, however, should keep the following in mind when planning their programs: Courses with lower numbers are more fundamental than those with higher numbers. It is recommended that students take foundation courses, Psychology 107, 108 and 109 as early as possible. Psychology 110 through 116 are best taken after Psychology 107 and 109. Students who wish to specialize in some aspect of psychology should take all relevant courses in Psychology 118 and 124, and students planning on graduate work in psychology should take as many of those courses as possible. All seniors are encouraged to take Psychology 190, Honors Seminar for Psychology Majors.
To remain enrolled in this program, students must:
- Maintain an overall grade-point average of 2.0
- Maintain a psychology grade-point average of 2.0