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Program Requirements

Psychology Major (BS)

Psychology Core Courses (3)

  • PSYC 1200 - Foundations of Psychology
  • PSYC 2000 - Statistics, Prerequisite: PSYC 1000
  • PSYC 2010 - Research Methods Laboratory, Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2000

Intermediate (2000)-Level Courses (3)

  • One "Basic process" (PSYC 2100-2599, e.g., Biological, Memory, Sensation & Perception, Cognition), Prerequisite: PSYC 1OOO
  • One "Complex process" (PSYC 2600-2998, e.g., Social, Infant and Child Development, Adolescent and Adult Development, Personality, Abnormal), Prerequisite: None
  • An additional "Basic" or "Complex Process" Content course (PSYC 2100-2998), PSYC 1000 for Basic: none for Complex

Advanced (3000)-Level Content Courses (2)

  • Any two "Advanced" (3000)-level content courses, Prerequisite: PSYC 1000

Capstone (4000) - Level Course (1)

  • One Capstone Course (PSYC 4000- PSYC 1000 4995,4998), Prerequisite: PSYC 1000

Elective (1)

  • Elective Psychology Course (PSYC 2100-4995), Prerequisite: 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), Prerequisite: PSYC 1000, PSYC 2010, PSYC 2000

Diversity Requirement

This is not an additional course. One advanced (3000), capstone (4000), or the Elective course must be a designated Diversity course. Diversity courses include PSYC 3530, 3600, 3700, 3710, 3720, 3730, 4310, 4820, and 4920.

Core Curriculum for Psychology Majors

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: NSCI 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.

Psychology Minor

Requirements (6)

  • PSYC 1200 - Foundations of Psychology, Prerequisite: None
  • Choose five (5) electives from those offered in psychology