Degree Programs

Below are the programs offered by the department of Psychology.

Research Psychology Program (BS)

Research Psychology Program (BS)

The Bachelor of Science Program in Research Psychology is designed for students who are preparing for doctoral level study or professional medical education.  The curriculum is intended to develop in students the general skills and knowledge of psychology principles expected in research-oriented graduate programs.  The general track prepares students for study in areas such as animal behavior, biological psychology, clinical psychology, cognition, developmental psychology, learning, social psychology, personality, and other areas emphasizing empirical research.  The pre-medical track is tailored to serve students interested in attending medical school.

Prerequisites. MTH 111  (MTH 120  strongly recommended for those planning to attend graduate or medical school).

Requirements.

  1. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements .  General education requirements in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.
  2. Completion of one of the following concentrations:
    General Concentration
    Thirty-eight credits in psychology including:
    1.  Foundation courses (15 credits)PSY 100 , PSY 319 , PSY 322 , PSY 323 .
    2.  Core courses (15 credits). PSY 309 , PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
    3.  Advanced research courses (8 credits)PSY 329  (taken twice).
    Pre-Medical Concentration
    1.  Psychology (38 credits).
         
    a.  Foundation courses (15 credits).  PSY 100 , PSY 319 PSY 322 , PSY 323 .
         b.  Core courses (15 credits). PSY 309 , PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
        
    c.  Advanced research courses (8 credits)PSY 329  (taken twice).
    2.  Biology (16 credits).  BIO 111 , BIO 113 , BIO 326 , BIO 328 .
    3.  Chemistry (19-22 credits).  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 , CHM 350 or CHM 450 , CHM 452 
    4.  Physics (8-10 credits).  PHY 143 PHY 145 or PHY 243 PHY 245 .
    5.  Mathematics (0-4 credits).  MTH 120 , or placement into MTH 121 .
    6.  Health care administration (3 credits).  HCR 362 .
    7.  Philosophy (3 credits).  PHL 168 .
    8.  Sociology (3 credits).  SOC 100 .
    9.  Electives, chosen with the advisor, which may include:  BIO 167 , BIO 168 , BIO 405 BIO 406 , BIO 418 , BIO 419 , BIO 425 , BIO 432 , CHM 451 , CHM 453 , PHS 315 
  3. Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation. 
     

 

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Psychology General Program (BA)

Psychology General Program (BA)

The General Program in Psychology is designed for the student who is preparing for advanced study in professional psychology or a related field, as well as for the student with a general interest in human behavior

Prerequisite. MTH 111  or equivalent preparation determined by the mathematics departmental placement test.

Requirements.

  1. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements. (General education requirements in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.)
  2. Thirty-six credits in psychology including:
    1.   Foundation courses (15 credits)PSY 100 , PSY 319 , PSY 322 PSY 323 .
    2.  Core courses (15 credits).  PSY 309 PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
    3.  Advanced study (6 credits).  Additional 300- or 400-level PSY courses.
  3. Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.

 

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Psychology Honors Program (BA or BS)

Psychology Honors Program (BA or BS)

Requirements.

  1. All requirements of any Psychology program, including the Psychology General Program (BA) , the program in Research Psychology Program (BS) , and the Applied Psychology Program (BS) .
  2. HON 155 , HON 156 , HON 251 , HON 252 , HON 393 , HON 498 .
  3. PSY 494  or HON 494  (1 cr.);  PSY 495 , or HON 495  (optional)PSY 496  or HON 496 

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Psychology Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor, or the Honors Program Director for this information.

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Psychology Teacher's Certificate Minor

Psychology Teacher's Certificate Minor

Prerequisite. MTH 111  or equivalent preparation determined by the mathematics departmental placement test.

Requirements. Twenty-four credits as follows:  

  1. PSY 100 PSY 313 PSY 319 , PSY 322 PSY 323 .
  2. One of: PSY 309 PSY 315 PSY 316 , PSY 317 PSY 336 PSY 358 .
  3. At least three additional credits in 300-level psychology courses.
  4. General education requirements  in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.
     
     

 

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Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor

Prerequisite. MTH 111  or equivalent preparation as determined by the mathematics department placement test.

Requirements. At least 20 credits distributed as follows:

  1. Foundation courses (11 credits).
    PSY 100 , PSY 319 , PSY 322 .
  2. Electives (9 credits).
    Three from:  PSY 309 , PSY 313 , PSY 315 PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
  3. General education requirements  in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.

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