(401-41 credits)

Note: A maximum of six (6) transfer courses in Psychology and nine (9) transfer courses overall will be counted toward the major.

To declare a major in Psychology, students must have:

  • Completed PSY272 Introductory Psychology
  • A total cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better and
  • A Math Placement Level (MPL) of 3 or higher.

Current plans of study appear below for the following Psychology programs:

  • Major: Psychology
  • Concentration in Psychobiology
  • Concentration in I/O Psychology

Please be aware that if you declared one of these majors in a previous academic year, your plan of study may differ. See your advisor with any questions.

Introductory Requirement (3 Credits)
PSY272Introductory Psychology3
Methodological Skills Requirement (8 Credits)
PSY275Psychological Statistics (See note above regarding transfer equivalencies)4
PSY311Research Methods in Psychology 14
Content Area Studies (18 Credits)
Physiology, Learning & Cognition:
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to the Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Perception
Psychology of Memory and Thinking
Psychology of Language
Health Psychology (WI)
Behavioral Neuroscience
Social, Developmental & History:
Select two of the following:6
History and Systems in Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Motivation
Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
Psychology of Women
Personality & Abnormal:
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Clinical and Counseling Psy
Applied:
Select one of the following:3
Industrial Psychology
Basics of Organizational Psychology
Disaster Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Testing 1
Capstone Experience (3 Credits)
PSY498Seminar in Psychology (Wi) 23
Electives (9 Credits)
Select three (3) courses. Each of the three may come from either this list or may be an additional course coming from any of the categories above.9
Psychology of Adjustment
Indep Study Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Constructivism
Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures
Crisis Intervention
Selected Topic
Psychological Study of Social Problems
Behavioral Neuroscience
Selected Topic
Fieldwork In Psychology
Independent Study Psychology
Internship in Psychology
Research Experience (6 Credits)
At least 12 half-hour experiential credits (i.e., 6 hours) completed.6
Total Credits47

Major in Psychology with a Concentration in Psychobiology

(61-68 credits)

Many graduate programs in psychology regard a broad undergraduate background in natural, physical, and social sciences as the best preparation for graduate study. For those students interested in pursuing graduate training in physiological psychology, psychobiology, neuro-psychology, or animal behavior, or in preparing for professional school while combining an interest in these areas, the department offers a concentration in psychobiology.

To declare the concentration in psychobiology, you must have a transcript that indicates:

  1. Completion of PSY272 Introductory Psychology
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better and a Math Placement Level (MPL) of 3 or higher.

Note: A maximum of six (6) transfer courses in Psychology and nine (9) transfer courses overall will be counted toward the major.

Required Psychology Courses (41 Credits)
Completion of Liberal Arts & Sciences major in Psychology41
Required Course (3 Credits)
PSY452Behavioral Neuroscience3
Physiology, Learning and Cognition Courses (6 Credits)
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to the Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Perception
Evolutionary Psychology
Psychology of Memory and Thinking
Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
Psychology of Language
Health Psychology (WI)
Required Biology Courses (15-16 Credits)
BIO201
BIO211
General Biology I
and Gen Bio 1 Lab
4
BIO202
BIO212
General Biology II
and Gen Bio 2 Lab
4
BIO320
BIO321
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
4
Select one of the following:3-4
Animal Physiology
Evolutionary Theory
Animal Behavior
Electives (9-11 Credits)
Select three (3) courses from the course lists of the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology. A list of potential courses appears below. Other courses might be chosen with the agreement of the Psychobiology advisor.9-11
Anthropology:
Human Evolution
Biology:
Biology Research
Capstone Research
Chemistry:
Biochemistry 1
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
Physics:
General Physics 1
and Physics 1 Laboratory
Fundamental Physics 1
and Physics 1 Laboratory
Psychology:
Independent Study Psychology
Seminar in Contemporary Research
Cognitive Processes
Cognitive Neuroscience
Total Credits74-77

Major in Psychology with a Concentration in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

(581-59 credits)


To declare the concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, you must have a transcript that indicates:

  1. Completion of PSY272 Introductory Psychology
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better and a Math Placement Level (MPL) of 3 or higher.

Note: A maximum of six (6) transfer courses in Psychology and nine (9) transfer courses overall will be counted toward the major.

Introductory Requirement (3 Credits)
PSY272Introductory Psychology3
Methodological Skills Requirement (8 Credits)
PSY275Psychological Statistics (or 3-credit equivalent transfer course)4
PSY311Research Methods in Psychology 14
Content Area Courses (24 Credits)
Physiology, Learning & Cognition:
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to the Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Perception
Psychology of Memory and Thinking
Psychology of Language
Health Psychology (WI)
Behavioral Neuroscience
Social, Developmental & History:
PSY302History and Systems in Psychology 3
Select one of the following:3
Social Psychology
Psychology of Motivation
Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
Psychology of Women
Personality & Abnormal:
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Clinical and Counseling Psy
Industrial-Organizational Specialization:
PSY304Industrial Psychology 3
PSY315Basics of Organizational Psychology 3
PSY458Introduction to Psychological Testing 13
Capstone Experience (3 Credits)
PSY498Seminar in Psychology 23
Business Studies (9 Credits)
BUS250Principles of Management 3
Select two of the following:6
Operations Management 3
Organization Theory 4
Marketing 3
Consumer Behavior 3
Human Resource Management 4
Electives (12 Credits)
Select, by advisement, four (4) additional courses from Psychology, Business, or other relevant fields 512
Research Experience (6 Credits)
Students must complete at least 12 half-hour experiential credits (i.e., 6 hours).6
Total Credits65

Recommended elective courses (outside of Psychology and Business):
Note that some of the listed courses have prerequisites. See the Undergraduate Catalog for details.

Communication

CMM104Public Speaking 3
CMM202Interpersonal Communication 3
CMM204Small Group Communication3
CMM353Persuasion and Social Influence3
CMM360Organizational Communication I 3
CMM450Negotiation 3

Economics

ECO206Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO207Principles of Macroeconomics3

History

HIS367Business and Society 3

Philosophy

PHI201Symbolic Logic 3
PHI305Business Ethics 3

Political Science

POL356Sex Discrimination and the Law 3

Sociology

SOC220Social Inequality in the United States 3
SOC407Organizations and Work 3

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

WOM311Gender, Race, and Work3