Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Psychology Undergraduate Program Course Requirements

The Department of Psychology offers the Bachelor of Science degree for its majors. The department has three primary goals: (1) to prepare students for graduate study in psychology, (2) to enable students to apply psychological skills and knowledge in psychology-related careers, and (3) to foster an understanding of complex human behavior as it is encountered in our personal and vocational lives.

For more information regarding course and credit requirements for the psychology major or minor, contact **

  Psychology Major (B.S.)
  Psychology Core Courses (3)  
1 PSYC 1200 Foundations of Psychology  
2 PSYC 2000 Statistics PSYC 1000
3 PSYC 2010 Research Methods Laboratory PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2000
  Intermediate (2000)-Level Courses (3)  
4 One "Basic process" (PSYC 2100-  2599, e.g., Biological, Memory, Sensation & Perception, Cognition) PSYC 1OOO
5 One "Complex process" (PSYC 2600-2998, e.g., Social, Infant and  Child Development, Adolescent and Adult Development, Personality, Abnormal) None
6 An additional "Basic" or "Complex Process" Content course (PSYC 2100
PSYC 1000 for Basic:
none for Complex
  Advanced (3000)-Level Content Courses (2)  
7-8  Any two "Advanced" (3000)-level content courses PSYC 1000
  Capstone (4000)-Level Course (1)  
9 One Capstone Course (PSYC 4000- PSYC 1000
PSYC 1000
  Elective (1)  
10 Elective Psychology Course (PSYC 2100-4995) PSYC 1000
  One Content Laboratory Course  
  This is not an additional course.  One of the above courses must be a laboratory course, i.e., the title contains the word "Laboratory," and the course number ends in 01 (PSYC 2111-3991) PSYC 1000
PSYC 2010
PSYC 2000
  Psychology majors are required to take the full Core Curriculum of the University and have, as psychology majors, no special waivers or requirements in the core.

Natural Sciences (2)
  • Two courses: EITHER one physical science and one life science OR a two semester sequence of a single (either physical or life) science.
Recommendations for the Natural Sciences requirement:
  • At Lincoln Center: PSYC 1433 and 1434 (Concepts of Biology I and II, plus the corresponding lab) will satisfy both requirements for Natural Sciences
  • At Rose Hill: PSYC 1100 (Biopsychology) is recommended for the Life Science course requirement
Language Requirement

This requirement only applies to students enrolled after September, 2009.

To satisfy the Language Requirement, students must reach and complete a 2001-level course in a classical or modern language.

00 Psychology Minor
  Requirements (6)  
  PSYC 1200 Foundations of Psychology
  Choose five (5) electives from those offered in psychology  

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