Psychology curriculum

Program Outcomes:

Upon graduation, students who major in Psychology will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of the major sub-disciplines in psychological science
  2. An understanding of the major paradigms, theories, and models in psychological science and their evolution over time
  3. An understanding of factors affecting mental processes and behavior
  4. An understanding of basic research methods and design for scientific inquiry
  5. An understanding of and commitment to the ethical codes involved in conducting research and providing service
  6. An understanding of and commitment to social responsibility in a diverse world
  7. A satisfactory ability to communicate both orally and in writing, using the conventions appropriate to the field of psychology
  8. Competence in using technology for learning, research, and communication
  9. A satisfactory level of competence in critical thinking (e.g., the ability to comprehend both the content of and assumptions behind arguments, to make correct inferences, to consume and produce argumentation and reasoning, to analyze and evaluate texts and arguments, to synthesize information, to apply knowledge to new situations, to engage in systems thinking, to take multiple perspectives, to practice scientific skepticism)
  10. Growth in self-understanding
  11. Knowledge of psychology-related career paths
  12. A level of accomplishment sufficient to gain admission to graduate programs and/or obtain employment

Major Program
(45 semester hours)

Required Courses (30 semester hours):
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics 3
OR
MATH 175 Statistics * 4
PSYC 111 General Psychology 3
PSYC 240 Life-Span Development 3
PSYC 250 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 311 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 332 Learning and Cognition 3
PSYC 333 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences I 4
PSYC 334 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences II 2
PSYC 350 Personality 3
PSYC 453 History and Systems of Psychology 3
*Recommended

Choose any TWO from the following three courses (6 semester hours):
PSYC 341 Child Development 3
PSYC 342 Adolescent Development 3
PSYC 343 Adult Development and Aging 3
Electives in Psychology (9 semester hours)
PSYC XXX (3 hours must be 300 level or above) 9

Psychology – Minor Program
Minor Program: Psychology (18 semester hours) Required Courses:
PSYC 111 General Psychology 3
PSYC 240 Life-Span Development 3
PSYC 250 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 311 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 350 Personality 3
PSYC XXX Elective in Psychology (300 level or above) 3