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General Program Requirements and Recommended Timeline

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations

Psychology course for partial fulfillment:
Psyc 1100 Natural Science Aspects of Psychology (3)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Psyc 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (3) (take here rather than in Area E)
  2. Select two courses. (6)
    • Psyc 2030 Careers in Psychology (3)
    • Psyc 2040 Introduction to Applied Psychology (3)
    • Psyc 2050 Introduction to Drugs and Behavior (3)
    • Psyc 2070 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3)
    • Psyc 2080 Sex, Evolution, & Human Behavior (3)
    • Psyc 2101 Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment: A Personal Growth Course (3)
    • Psyc 2103 Introduction to Human Development: Individual and Family Issues (3)
  3. Non-Psychology courses (9)

Area G: Major Courses (32)

Required Methodology Courses (8)

These required methodology courses must be completed by the end of the junior year (90 hours). Students with 90 hours who have not completed both methodology courses may not register for any other psychology course . To insure that this requirement is met, students should take Psyc 3510 (a prerequisite for Psyc 3530) during the second semester of the sophomore year. Failure to complete these courses in a timely manner may delay graduation.

  • Psyc 3510 Introduction to Research Design and Data Analysis (4)
  • Psyc 3530 Advanced Research Design and Data Analysis (4) (This course has a laboratory and is a Psychology Writing Across the Curriculum course.)

Advanced Required Courses (9)

Take one course from each group below and one additional course from either group for a total of three courses.

Group 1:

  • Psyc 3140 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4020 Social Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4040 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4160 Theories of Personality (3)
  • Psyc 4510 Community Psychology (3)

Group 2:

  • Psyc 4100 Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4110 Physiological Psychology (3)
  • Psyc 4120 Learning (3)
  • Psyc 4130 Sensation and Perception (3)

Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3)

  • Psyc 4000 Laboratory Experience in Psychology (3) or
  • Psyc 4800 Seminar (3)

Psychology electives (12)

Select 12 hours in psychology courses at the 3000 level or above.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements).

Recommended Four-Year Timeline for the General Degree Program

Freshman year:

  • Focus on University Core requirements.
  • Take Psyc 1101, Intro to General Psychology.

Sophomore year:

  • Complete core requirements.
  • Take two of these courses: Psyc 2040 (Applied Psyc), Psyc 2050 (Drugs and Behavior), Psyc 2070 (Human Sexuality), Psyc 2101 (Psyc of Adjustment), Psyc 2103 (Human Development).
  • Take Psyc 3510 (Introduction to Research Design and Analysis) in the spring semester.

Junior year:

In the first semester:

  • Take Psyc 3110 (Psychology of Interpersonal Behavior) (Especially for students who plan on taking Psyc 4770 Applied/Service Practica).
  • Take Psyc 3530 (Advanced Research Design and Analysis).

In the second semester:

  • Take one of the following: Psyc 3140 (Abnormal), Psyc 4020 (Social), Psyc 4040 (Developmental), Psyc 4160 (Theories of Personality), Psyc 4510 (Community).

In the summer semester: 

  • Take one of the following: Psyc 4100 (Cognitive), Psyc 4110 (Physiological), Psyc 4120 (Learning), Psyc 4130 (Sensation and Perception).

Senior year:

In the first semester:

  • Take a senior CTW course (Psyc 4000 or Psyc 4800).
  • Take one of the following that you have not yet taken: Psyc 3140 (Abnormal), Psyc 4020 (Social), Psyc 4040 (Developmental), Psyc 4160 (Theories of Personality), Psyc 4510 (Community); Psyc 4100 (Cognitive), Psyc 4110 (Physiological), Psyc 4120 (Learning), Psyc 4130 (Sensation and Perception).
  • Take any  psychology course at the 3000-4000 level (elective).

In the second semester:

  • Take any 2 psychology courses at the 3000-4000 level (electives).