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Psychology, B.A. (35 Credit Major)

Students are required to consult with Department advisers for guidance and approval of course selection. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (35)

14

In required courses: PSY 166 (3), 226 (4), 305 (4), and 348 (3).

6

One 3-credit course from each of two of the following three options:

 

Option 1: PSY 217, 218, or 219

 

Option 2: PSY 234 or 320

 

Option 3: PSY 240 or 330

6

One 3-credit course from each of two of the following three options:

 

Option 1: PSY 310 or 245

 

Option 2: PSY 314 or 317

 

Option 3: PSY 316 or 366

9

In additional PSY courses: Three 200-, 300-, or 400-level Psychology courses or PSY 165 and two 200-, 300-, or 400-level Psychology courses.

Students planning to pursue graduate study in psychology and related fields should consult with Department faculty. The Department encourages students to participate in faculty research programs.

Departmental Honors

Students who wish to qualify for Departmental honors are required to complete PSY 485 and PSY 495. PSY 485 may be used to fulfill the requirements of the major; PSY 495 is an addition to the courses required for the psychology major.

Minor in Psychology

The minor consists of four courses, of which at least two must be at the 300 level or above. Note that PSY 166, a prerequisite to all courses in the minor, cannot be counted toward the minor.

Careers in Mental Health

Those students who are interested in preparing for careers in mental health professions, such as clinical and community psychology, psychiatry, social work, guidance, and rehabilitation counseling, should consult with Department faculty.

Women's Studies Option

See the description of this program contained later in this Bulletin.

Primate Behavior and Evolution

See the description of this track within the Interdepartmental Concentration in Anthropology contained earlier in this Bulletin.

Last modified: 9/3/2014