2019-2020 University Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychological Science Major

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Major Requirement

The program (at least nine courses) required of majors is as follows (no more than two 300-level courses per term can be counted towards the major):

Required Courses

Four Additional Courses

  • These courses must be selected from the following areas:
    • Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 250–259, PSYC 300CO/301CO, PSYC 350–359)
    • Developmental/Social/Personality/Clinical Psychology (PSYC 260–269, PSYC 300SO/301SO, PSYC 340–349, PSYC 360–PSYC 369)
    • Neuroscience (PSYC 370–PSYC 379, PSYC 380–PSYC 389)
  • At least one of the courses must be taken at the 200 level, and at least two of the courses must be taken at the 300 level.
  • Students must take at least one course in the area of Cognitive and at least one course in the area of Developmental/Social/Personality/Clinical.
  • Note that PSYC 291 , PSYC 391 , PSYC 491 , and PSYC 499  do not count as one of these four additional courses.

Senior Thesis

PSYC 498 - Senior Research  must be taken in the fall or spring term of the senior year. During the spring term of the junior year, students identify several areas of interest for their senior-year research experience. Students are then assigned to faculty research supervisors and assigned to the fall or spring semester sections based upon students’ interests and the availability of resources. Most students will take PSYC 498 ; on the rare occasions when PSYC 450 or PSYC 460 is offered students may substitute that seminar for PSYC 498. Students planning honors research are required to enroll in 

  in the fall of the senior year, followed by PSYC 499  in the spring of the senior year. On occasion, students who are not pursuing honors or high honors may complete two semesters of senior research by taking PSYC 498  in the fall and PSYC 491  in the spring.

GPA Requirement

An overall GPA of at least 2.00 is required in all courses counting toward the psychological science major. A passing grade must be received for a course to satisfy a major requirement.

Psychological and Brain Sciences

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Psychological and Brain Sciences department  catalogue page.

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