Psychology Major

This major requires completion of one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Brain, Behavior and Health Emphasis
  • Development Emphasis
  • General Psychology Emphasis1
  • Mental Health Emphasis

Brain, Behavior and Health 

Supporting Courses13-14
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
Introduction to Human Biology
Choose one of the following courses:
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Business Statistics (for Business major and minors only)
Upper-Level Courses28
Research Methods in Psychology
Core Courses
Social/Personality (choose one of the following):
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Culture/Gender (choose one of the following):
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender
Clinical/Counseling (choose one of the following):
Abnormal Psychology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Brain, Behavior, and Health (choose four of the following):
Physiological Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Health Psychology
Elective Course (choose 3 credits - any Psychology upper-level course in the areas above not already taken or one of the following):
Developmental Research Methods
Sport and Performance Psychology
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Dying, Death, and Loss
Human Sexuality
Conservation Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychological Testing
Psychology of Emotion
Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health
Spirituality and Development
Selected Topics
Capstone in Psychology
Travel Course
One (or more) of the following is encouraged, but does not count toward major requirements:
Honors in the Major
Teaching Assistantship
Project/Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Total Credits41-42

Development

Supporting Courses:13-14
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
Introduction to Human Biology
Choose one of the following courses:
Social Science Statistics
Business Statistics (for Business major and minors only)
Introductory Statistics
Upper-Level Courses:31
Research Methods in Psychology
Physiological/Cognitive (choose one of the following):
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Social/Personality (choose one of the following):
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Culture/Gender (choose one of the following):
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender
Clinical/Counseling (choose one of the following):
Abnormal Psychology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Developmental (all are required):
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Dying, Death, and Loss
Elective (choose 3 additional credits - any Psychology upper-level course in the areas above not already taken or one of the following):
Developmental Research Methods
Drugs and Behavior
Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience
Sport and Performance Psychology
Human Sexuality
Conservation Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychological Testing
Psychology of Emotion
Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health
Spirituality and Development
Health Psychology
Selected Topics
Capstone in Psychology
Travel Course
One (or more) of the following is encouraged, but does not count toward major requirements):
Honors in the Major
Teaching Assistantship
Project/Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Total Credits44-45

General Psychology  

Supporting Courses13-14
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
Introduction to Human Biology
Choose one of the following courses:
Social Science Statistics
Business Statistics (for Business major and minors only)
Introductory Statistics
Upper-Level Courses28
Research Methods in Psychology
Core Courses
Physiological/Cognitive (choose one of the following):
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Social/Personality (choose one of the following):
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Culture/Gender (choose one of the following):
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender
Clinical/Counseling (choose one of the following):
Abnormal Psychology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Elective Courses (choose 12 credits - any Psychology Upper-Level course in the areas above not already taken or any of the following):
Developmental Research Methods
Drugs and Behavior
Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience
Sport and Performance Psychology
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Dying, Death, and Loss
Human Sexuality
Conservation Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychological Testing
Psychology of Emotion
Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health
Spirituality and Development
Health Psychology
Selected Topics
Capstone in Psychology
Travel Course
One (or more) of the following is encouraged, but does not count toward major requirements:
Honors in the Major
Teaching Assistantship
Project/Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Total Credits41-42

Mental Health 

Supporting Courses13-14
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
Introduction to Human Biology
Choose one of the following courses:
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Business Statistics (for Business major and minors only)
Upper-Level Courses28
Research Methods in Psychology
Core Courses
Physiological/Cognitive (choose one of the following):
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Social/Personality (choose one of the following):
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Culture/Gender (choose one of the following):
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender
Mental Health (all of the following):
Psychological Testing
Abnormal Psychology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health
Elective Course (choose 3 credits - Any upper-level Psychology course in the areas above not already taken or one of the following):
Developmental Research Methods
Drugs and Behavior
Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience
Sport and Performance Psychology
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Dying, Death, and Loss
Human Sexuality
Conservation Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Emotion
Spirituality and Development
Health Psychology
Selected Topics
Capstone in Psychology
Travel Course
One of the following is encouraged, but does not count toward major requirements:
Honors in the Major
Teaching Assistantship
Project/Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Total Credits41-42