As a student of Psychology, you will learn to think critically and scientifically about human behavior and mental processes. You will work to understand human problems and provide practical solutions to them. Upon completion of the major, you will have a solid grasp on how thoughts, motivations, and feelings influence behaviors, and a strong background for advanced study in the field.

Begin your studies with PSYCH101, PSYCH201, and the co-requisites PSYCH202A and PSYCH202B. These introductory courses will provide you with a solid background in contemporary psychological theory and methodology. Due to the importance of biology and neurology in psychological inquiry, PSYCH203/BIO101 and PSYCH204/BIO102 should also be taken. Finally, PSYCH205 and PSYCH206 provide detailed coverage of two of the most important areas of modern psychology. This core program will equip you with the tools necessary for the study of more complex areas of psychology, such as personality theory, neuropsychology, and learning.

It is also recommended that you take six electives. Two of these electives should be from the 300-level classes, and two should be from the 400-level classes. The 300-level courses will introduce a subject area in psychology for further exploration in one or multiple 400-level courses. 400-level courses are more advanced and more specific than the broader 300-level courses. At this advanced level, you will learn to integrate theory and experience in your studies of complex human behaviors.

In order to complete the knowledge equivalent of a psychology major, you should complete the core program (8 courses) and 6 electives of your choice (6 courses total — at least 2 at the 300 level and at least 2 at the 400 level) for a total of 14 courses.

If you would like to complete the equivalent of a Minor in this area of study, please click here.

Interested in the potential to earn college credit for a Psychology course? Learn more here.

Core Program

PSYCH101-EXC: Introduction to Psychology
PSYCH201/MA121: Introduction to Statistics
PSYCH202A: Research Methods
PSYCH202B: Research Methods Lab
PSYCH203/BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
PSYCH204/BIO102: Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
PSYCH205: Clinical Psychology
PSYCH206: Cognitive Psychology

Elective Courses

PSYCH301: Social Psychology
PSYCH302A: Lifespan Development
PSYCH303: Educational Psychology
PSYCH304: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSYCH305: The Psychology of Learning and Behavior
PSYCH306: Sensation and Perception
PSYCH401: Abnormal Behavior
PSYCH402: Neuropsychology
PSYCH403: Cultural Psychology
PSYCH404: Psychotherapy
PSYCH406: Gender and Sexuality