Psychology Major (M)

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements37
Electives38
Minor: Required
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Public Speaking (Communication and Language)
Statistics I (Natural World)
Recommended Core Course
Essentials Anat & Phys (Natural World)
Required Courses
PSY 101General Psychology3
Select one of the following Development Courses:3
Child Development
Adolescent Develop
Adult Development
Life Span Development
PSY 201Interpersonal Communication3
PSY 205Theories of Learning3
PSY 310Theories of Personality3
PSY 315Social Psychology3
PSY 350Experimental Psych3
PSY 425Abnormal Psych3
PSY 450Psychology Practicum3
PSY 485Research Proposal1
PSY 490Psych Senior Seminar3
Major Electives
Two 300 or 400 Level Psychology Electives 16
Total Hours37

Admission to Senior Status in Psychology

The following criteria have been established for students to be admitted to Senior Status in the Psychology program. (Application is generally made in the second semester of the junior year.)

  1. Successful completion of 90 semester hours of credit
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (will apply to students admitted, beginning in 2011)
  3. GPA of 2.75 for Psychology coursework (will apply to students admitted, beginning in 2011)   
  4. Submission of completed application form (will apply to students admitted, beginning Fall 2013)
  5. Completion of professional portfolio (will apply to students admitted, beginning Fall 2013)
  6. Completion of application interview (will apply to students admitted, beginning Fall 2013)

Placement into clinical or professional practicum settings requires that a student be knowledgeable, confident, and demonstrate the highest potential for success. Enrollment in the Psychology Practicum, Research Proposal and Senior Seminar requires a student to be well-grounded in psychological theory/practice and to be capable of conducting research in the field. Students must meet the requirements above for Senior Status in the Psychology program before they may enroll in Practicum, Research Proposal and Senior Seminar.