Requirements for a Major in Psychology

A total of 11 courses or forty-four (44) credits in the major as follows: 

  1. Psychology 150 to be taken as early as possible in the student’s course of study.
  2. Psychology 200 and 211 should be taken as early as possible. Ideally they should be completed by the spring semester of the sophomore year.
  3. At least one course from each of the following five content domains (At least three of these courses must be core courses (underlined) from separate domains) * Each course can only count in one content domain: 
    1. Developmental Across the Lifespan: Psychology 229, 230, 231; 
    2. Cognition and Learning: Psychology 216*, 222, 306, 326, 327, 345/345L; Education 300 
    3. Biological Bases of Behavior: Psychology 216*, 270. 318*, 344/344L 
    4. Sociocultural Bases of Behavior and Experience: Psychology 232, 240, 250, 280, 323
    5. Health and Well-Being: 220, 224, 311, 324, 318*, 338  
  4. One advanced methods course from among Psychology 350 – 352 that should be taken junior year. Before taking a particular advanced methods course, students should complete the core course that relates to it.
  5. One community-based or independent investigation course: Psychology 229 (some sections), 231, 250, 338, 451, 452, 460, 495, or 496; Education  360 or 460.
  6. One other course in psychology (only one 105 course may count). 
  7. Psychology 485 to be taken during the senior year.