Psychology Major (B.S.)

Core Curriculum 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
PSY 101Introductory Psychology3
PSY 201Intro to Research Methods4
PSY 340Brain and Behavior3
Senior Seminar - Select one of the following:3
PSY 402-449
Departmental Honors in Psychology
Psychology Electives 218
Major Support Requirements
MTH 110Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)3
or MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
MTH 112Introduction to Statistics II3
Natural Science Electives 315
Free Electives 417-26
Total Credit Hours120
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

At least 12 of these credits must be classroom rather than experiential courses. (See course descriptions to determine which courses are considered experiential.) 

3

Natural science electives may be selected from any courses offered by the biology, chemistry and physics departments. Science electives may be taken in only one discipline (e.g., they may all be in biology) or they may be taken in two or more disciplines (e.g., one in biology, one in chemistry and one in physics). Three credits of this requirement may be fulfilled with a MTH, CSC, or MIS course. The needs of each student will determine the exact distribution of electives in the natural sciences.

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120 credits required to graduate

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
MTH 110 Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Natural Science 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
PSY 201 Intro to Research Methods 4
MTH 112 Introduction to Statistics II 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
PSY Elective 3
Natural Science 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Natural Science 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
PSY Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
PSY 490 Field Experience in Psychology 1 3
Free Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSY 340 Brain and Behavior 3
Natural Science 3
PSY 491 Field Experience in Psychology 1 3
Free Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
Religion 3
PSY Senior Seminar 3
Natural Science 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
PSY Elective 3
MTH/CSC Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120
1

Must complete both semesters and must apply in the previous spring to register. Could also complete these in the FOURTH YEAR.

2

Could be an additional three credits of any natural science course or MIS.

Must complete Core DIV and VPA requirements.