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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

    Minor offered: Psychology 

    The Psychology major focuses on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students explore psychological, biological and environmental influences on behavior as these relate to human development, motivation, thinking and memory, learning, personality, social relationships, psychological disorders, and counseling. Lab experiences allow students to acquire a deeper understanding of psychological principles and research methods. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain experience in applied and research settings. Psychology graduates work in a variety of areas related to mental health and social services. Businesses employ psychology graduates in human resources, marketing, public relations, and sales positions. Psychology majors may also choose to continue their studies in graduate school.

     

     


    Requirements for a B.A. in Psychology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    Psychology Core:  
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3*
    PSY 232 Research Methods and Statistics I 3*
    PSY 332 Research Methods and Statistics II 3*
    PSY 350 Psychology of Personality 3*
    PSY 479 CORE: Current Issues in Psychology 3*
       
    Human Development:  
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    PSY 220 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence  
    PSY 221 Human Development: Adolescence  
    PSY 222 Human Development: Adulthood & Aging  
       
    Learning and Cognition:  
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    PSY 433 Learning and Motivation  
    PSY 434 Cognitive Processes  
       
    AREA STUDIES  
    Social and Developmental Psychology 3*
    Select one course from the following not selected above:  
    PSY 212 Social Psychology  
    PSY 220 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence      
    PSY 221 Human Development: Adolescence        
    PSY 222 Human Development: Adulthood & Aging  
    PSY 255 Human Sexuality  
    PSY 379A CORE: Psychology of Women  
       
    Clinical/Counseling and Applied Psychology 3*
    Select one course from the following:  
    PSY 237 Applied Cognitive Psychology  
    PSY 352 Psychological Testing  
    PSY 354 Psychopathology  
    PSY 451 Counseling Theory and Process  
       
    Natural Science Psychology 3*
    Select one course from the following not selected above:  
    PSY 234 Animal Behavior  
    PSY 236 Biopsychology  
    PSY 335 Health Psychology  
    PSY 348B History and Systems in Psychology  
    PSY 433 Learning and Motivation  
    PSY 434 Cognivite Processes  
       
    Required Correlatives:  
    Select one course from the following: 3-4
    BIO 105 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology  
    BIO 107 Principles of Biology  
       
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    Any course from Sociology offerings 3
       
    Total Credits Required 39-40
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  



    Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites             
    Credits
       
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PSY electives 15
       
    Total Credits Required 18

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