Major in Psychology


Our undergraduate program in Psychology is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the behavioral sciences with a focus on the statistical and research tools used in contemporary psychological research. The subject matter is preparatory to a career in psychology either in basic research and teaching, or in any number of professional applications to various human problems. A psychology major may prove useful to those planning other professional careers such as medicine, law, education, business, social work, or counseling, as well as those who seek a broad cultural background in the behavioral sciences. Learn more about what you can do with a major in Psychology!

B.A. in Psychology


For more information regarding courses and requirements, please review the current catalog. Students may submit a maximum of 45 hours of credit in PSYC courses towards the completion of the B.A. degree.

Core requirements include:

  • PSYC 101
    • Gateway course and prerequisite to all courses in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Grade of C or better
  • PSYC 210
  • PSYC 270
  • One course from 4 of 5 program areas:
    • Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (PSYC 220, 222, or 225)
    • Clinical Psychology (PSYC 242 or 245)
    • Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 225 or 230)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 250)
    • Social Psychology (PSYC 260)
    • Note: PSYC 225 can meet either the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology requirement, but not both.
  • Two PSYC courses between 400-650-level, may not include PSYC 493
  • One additional PSYC course above 101-level
    • May include 3 hours of PSYC 395, PSYC 693H, or 694H
    • May not include PSYC 190

Additional requirements include:

  • BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L
  • One Physical and Life Sciences course
    • Must be from a Department other than Psychology and Neuroscience
  • One course from:
    • COMP 101, 110, 116; MATH 130, 152, 231, 241

B.S. in Psychology


For more information regarding courses and requirements, please review the current catalog.

Core requirements include:

  • PSYC 101
    • Gateway course and prerequisite to all courses in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Grade of C or better
  • PSYC 210
  • PSYC 270
  • One course from:
    • Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (PSYC 220, 222, or 225)
    • Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 225 or 230)
    • Note: PSYC 225 can meet either the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology requirement, but not both.
  • One course from 2 of 3 program areas:
    • Clinical Psychology (PSYC 242 or 245)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 250)
    • Social Psychology (PSYC 260)
  • Two PSYC courses between 400-650-level
    • At least one of which must be a PL, PX, or QR/QI course chosen from PSYC 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 433, 434, 437, 461, 469, 470, 504, 507, 517, 530 or 531
    • May not include PSYC 493
  • One additional PSYC course above 101-level
    • May include 3 hours of PSYC 395, or PSYC 693H, or PSYC 694H
    • May not include PSYC 190

Additional requirements include:

  • BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L
  • MATH 231 or 241
  • One course from:
    • CHEM 101 and 101L; PHYS 114 or 118
  • One course from:
    • COMP 101, 110, 116; MATH 232, 283
  • At least 4 additional Physical and Life Sciences courses (i.e. PL or PX), including one with a laboratory (i.e. PX) and one physical science course; or three additional non-psychology Physical and Life Science courses (i.e. PL or PX) including one with a laboratory (i.e. PX) and one additional course chosen from COMP 401; LING 455; PHIL 155, 455; STOR 112, 113, 215
  • One non-historical Social and Behavioral Sciences Approaches course
    • Must be from a Department other than Psychology and Neuroscience