DEGREE PROGRAMS
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Michael Brown, Interim Chairperson, 115 Rawl Building

BA IN PSYCHOLOGY

In order to declare a major in psychology, an undergraduate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. A faculty adviser will be assigned to each student to aid in planning an overall program. A student desiring to minor in psychology should consult the major department faculty adviser or the chairperson of the Department of Psychology to determine the most appropriate sequence of courses for the minor. Undergraduate students majoring in psychology are encouraged to minor in biology, business, chemistry, child development and family relations, mathematics, philosophy, or sociology or to take a composite minor approved by the faculty adviser and chairperson.  Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.)  including  those listed below.
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)  or equivalent or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
42 s.h.
2.
Foreign language through level 1004..
12 s.h
3.
Core.
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or PSYC 1060. Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
PSYC 2101. Psychological Statistics (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or MATH 2127)
PSYC 2210. Experimental Psychology (4) (WI) (F,S) (GE:SO) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or MATH 2127; PSYC 2101)
PSYC 3225. Psychology of Learning (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or PSYC 3226. Human Learning and Cognition (3) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3310. Introduction to Neuroscience (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060) or PSYC 3311. Neuropsychology (3) (F,S) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
Choose two from:
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
PSYC 3221. Social Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3300. Psychology of Personality (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
PSYC 5311. Sensation and Perception (3) (P: PSYC 3310, 3311; or consent of instruction)
PSYC 5325. Introduction to Psychological Testing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: A statistics course; PSYC 1000 or 1060)
Choose one from: 
PSYC 4000. Advanced General Psychology (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: PSYC major; PSYC 2210; two courses from the learning and cognition, biological bases, or general course groups)
PSYC 4280. History of Psychology (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: PSYC major; PSYC 2210; two courses from the learning and cognition, biological bases, or general course groups)
PSYC 4402. Senior Thesis/Project (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: PSYC major; PSYC 4401; two courses from the learning and cognition, biological bases, or general course groups)
Choose 9 s.h. of electives of which no more than 6 s.h. can be selected from 4501, 4502, 4521, 4522, 4523, 4990, 4991, 4992, 5315, 5316, 5990, 5991, 5992 (PSYC 2201, 3240 may not count toward the major.)
35 s.h.
4.
Minor.
24-30 s.h.
5.
General electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

PSYC 2201, 3240 may not count toward the minor.  Minimum requirement for psychology minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
Core.
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or PSYC 1060. Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3225. Psychology of Learning (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or PSYC 3226. Human Learning and Cognition (3) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3310. Introduction to Neuroscience (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060) or PSYC 3311. Neuropsychology (3) (F,S) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
Choose two from: 
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
PSYC 3221. Social Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3300. Psychology of Personality (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
PSYC 5311. Sensation and Perception (3) (P: PSYC 3310, 3311; or consent of instruction)
PSYC 5325. Introduction to Psychological Testing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Statistics course; PSYC 1000 or 1060)
15 s.h.
2.
PSYC electives.
9 s.h.

PSYCHOLOGY HONORS PROGRAM

In order to enter the honors program in psychology , a student must be a second semester junior majoring in psychology; must have completed a minimum of 80 s.h. with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; must have completed at least 20 s.h. in psychology with at least a B in PSYC 2101, 2210 and with a minimum 3.5 GPA in psychology.  After admission to the honors program by the director of undergraduate studies in psychology, the student will take PSYC 4601 during the second semester of the junior year and PSYC 4602 the first semester of the senior year.  This sequence will satisfy the requirement for a capstone course and will qualify the student for honors in psychology if at least a B is earned in each course.  The sequence will count toward the 24 s.h. of honors courses for university honors.


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