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.

Students who receive three (3) transfer credits for a course considered equivalent toPSY275 Psychological Statistics may fulfill the major requirements with 40 credits.

Introductory Requirement (3 Credits)
PSY272Introductory Psychology3
Methodological Skills Requirement (8 Credits)
PSY275Psychological Statistics 14
PSY311Research Methods in Psychology 4
Content Area Studies (18 Credits)
Physiology, Learning and 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
Physiological Psychology
Social, Developmental and 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 and 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 (prerequisite: PSY 275)
Capstone Experience (3 Credits)
PSY498Seminar in Psychology (prerequisite: PSY 311)3
Electives (9 Credits)
Select three courses from any of the categories listed above or from the following: 29
Psychology of Adjustment
Indep Study Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Constructivism
Group Behavior
Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures
Crisis Intervention
Psychological Study of Social Problems
Selected Topic
Fieldwork In Psychology
Independent Study Psychology
Internship in Psychology
Research Experience Component (0 Credits)
Select at least 12 half-hour experiential credits (i.e., 6 hours) completed
Total Credits41

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
PSY272 Introductory Psychology ( (SSCI)) 1 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective 3
PSY275 Psychological Statistics ( (MATH)) 4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
 Credits16
Year 2
Fall
PSY311 Research Methods in Psychology 4
Content Area Studies 3 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Elective 3
Psychology Elective 2 3
 Credits16
Spring
Content Area Studies 3 3
Content Area Studies 3 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Psychology Elective 2 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
Content Area Studies 3 3
Content Area Studies 3 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Psychology Elective 2 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
 Credits15
Spring
Content Area Studies 3 3
Content Area Studies 3 3
Upper-Division Electives 9
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
PSY498 Seminar in Psychology ( (WI)) 3
Upper-Division Major Elective 3
Upper-Division Electives 9
 Credits15
Spring
Electives 10
Upper-division Elective 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120