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Our curriculum combines traditional studies with emerging areas of the discipline, studying developmental psychology and neuroscience, personality and health psychology.

View the course requirements for each of our programs below:

  • B.A. in Psychology

    B.A. in Psychology

    Major Requirements: 34 Credits
    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Courses: 44 Credits

    Required Courses:  Credits
    A. Foundation Skills (all of the following are required (16 credits)
    PSYCH 101 General Psychology: Social and Clinical Processes 3
    PSYCH 102 General Psychology: Physiological and Cognitive Processes 3
    PSYCH 223 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences I 3
    PSYCH 332 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences II 3
    PSYCH 426 Experimental Psychology 4
    B. Cognitive and Biological (select one of the following)  (3 credits)
    PSYCH 232 Psychology of Learning 3
    PSYCH 237 Motivation and Emotion 3
    PSYCH 241 Perception 3
    PSYCH 333 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
    PSYCH 359 Cognitive Psychology 3
    PSYCH 379 Animal Behavior 3
    C. Applied and Experiential (select one of the following)  (3 credits)
    PSYCH 243 Introduction to Health Psychology 3
    PSYCH 250 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3
    PSYCH 285 Introduction to Counseling Techniques 3
    PSYCH 313 Group Dynamics 3
    PSYCH 316 Organizational Behavior 3
    PSYCH 330 Tests and Measurements 3
    PSYCH 369 Dynamics of Interviewing 3
    PSYCH 399 Internship 3
    D. Psychodynamic and Interpersonal (select one of the following)  (3 credits)
    PSYCH 201 Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology 3
    PSYCH 231 Personality Psychology 3
    PSYCH 235 Social Psychology 3
    PSYCH 363 Abnormal Psychology 3
    E. Capstone and Integrative (take one of the following) (3 credits) 
    PSYCH 411 History and Systems 3
    PSYCH 491 Senior Seminar 3
    PSYCH 492 Senior Honors Thesis 3
    PSYCH 499 Independent Study 3
    Select two additional Psychology electives (6 credits)
    Total Credits: 34
  • B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience

    B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major Requirements: 45 Credits
    Elective: 33 Credits

    Required courses (39 credits)
    PSYCH 102 General Psychology II 3
    CHEM 103 Principles of Chemistry  3
    BIOL 220 General Biology I  4
    BIOL 222 General Biology II  4
    BIOL 240 Cell and molecular Biology  4
    PSYCH 241 Perception  3
    BIOL/NEU 335 Developmental Neurobiology  3
    PSYCH 333 Behavioral Neurosciences  3
    MATH 224 or PSYCH 229 Statistics  3
    CHEM/PSYCH 348 Drugs and the Brain  3
    NEU 497 Research (Capstone)* 6
    Electives (select 2 of the following) (6 credits)
    Animal Behavior (PSYCH 379) 3
    Acoustic Sensations (AIP 319) 3
    Genetics (BIOL 425) 3
    Psycholinguistics (SPCH316) 3
    Physiology (BIOL 234) 3
    Cognitive Psychology (PSYCH 359) 3
    Abnormal Psychology (PSYCH 363) 3
    Total Credits: 45

     

    *Please note all Capstone (Research/Internship)(497) must be pre-approved by the Major Coordinator or Division Chair.

    Click below for an in depth look at Behavioral Neuroscience requirements, prerequisites, and semesters that courses are offered.

  • B.S. in Public Health

    B.S. in Public Health

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major Requirements: 45 Credits
    Elective: 33 Credits

    Required Courses: (27 credits) 
    PBH110 Introduction to Public Health  3
    PBH 210 Introduction to Epidemiology  3
    PBH 215 Introduction to Global Health  3
    PBH 310 Biological Basis of Public Health 3
    COMM/PBH 315 Health Communication and Promotion  3
    BIOL 116 Nutrition  3
    MATH 224 or PSYCH 229 Statistics  3
    BIOL 332 Bioethics  3
    Research or Internship (400 level) 3
    Electives (choose 6 of the following courses, 3 in each area) (18-19 credits)
    (Bio/Psych area) (choose 3 of the following)  
    CHEM 233 General Chemistry I 4
    BIOL/CHEM 340 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry  4
    BIOL 234 Physiology  4
    BIOL 317 Nutrition and Health 3
    AIP 320 The HIV/AIDS Epidemic  3
    BIOL 322 Epidemic: The Dynamics of Infectious Disease  3
    AIP 325 Current Issues in Women’s Health  3
    PSYCH 243 Health Psychology  3
    AIP 333 Human Sexuality  3
    Social Area (choose 3 of the following)  
    Valuing Difference (SOC 204) 3
    Women, Society and Culture (SOC 213) 3
    Cultural and Social Change (SOC 361) 3
    Race and Ethnicity (SOC 359) 3
    Food Security (IS 320) 3
    Total Credits: 45-46
  • Minor in Art Therapy

    Minor in Art Therapy

    Total Credits: 18

    Art Therapy Core (6)
    IDS/ART/PSYCH 370 Art Therapy: Principles and Practices       3
    ART/PSYCH 499 Internship 3
    Two of the Following: (6)
    ART 111 Drawing I or ART 125 Introduction to Drawing
    Art Majors substitute: ART 339 Drawing II
    3
    ART 114 Painting I
    Art Majors substitute: ART 315 Painting II
    3
    ART 115 Ceramics or ART 121 Photography 3
    Two of the Following: (6)
    PSYCH 201: Developmental Psychology I 3
    PSYCH 231 Personality Psychology 3
    PSYCH 285 Introduction to Counseling 3
    PSYCH 363 Abnormal Psychology 3
    Total Credits 18
  • Minor: Forensic Psychology

    Minor in Forensic Psychology

    Total Credits: 18

    Required Courses: (9 credits)
    PSYCH 250 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3
    PS/SOC 107 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    PSYCH 350 Advanced Forensic Psychology
    3
    Psychology Segment (take one of the following)  (3 credits)
    PSYCH 363 Abnormal Psychology 3
    PSYCH 499 or 399 Internship 3
    PSYCH 499 or 399 Independent Study 3
    Political Science/Sociology/Chemistry Segment (take one of the following) (3 credits)
    PS 324 Law, Government and Politics in America 3
    PS 337 Crime and Society 3
    SOC 204 Valuing Difference 3
    CHEM 120 Introduction to Forensic Sciences 3
    Students must take one additional course from either the Psychology or Political Science/Sociology/Chemistry segment above.  (3 credits)
    Total Credits: 18
  • Minor: Neuroscience

    Total Credits: 17

    Required Courses: (14 credits)
    BIO 220 General Biology 1 4
    BIO 234 Human Physiology 4
    PSYCH 333 Behavioral Neuroscience ** 3
    PSYCH/CHEM 348 Drugs and the Brain 3
    Elective courses (Choose one of the following; NOTE-Research, internship and independent study courses must receive approval from the Neuroscience coordinator before registration to count towards the minor).  (3 credits)
    PSYCH/BIO 397 or 497 Research 3
    PSYCH/BIO 399 or 499 internship  3
    PSYCH/BIO 399 or 499 Independent Study 3
    PSYCH 241 Perception ** 3
    PSYCH 359 Cognitive Psychology *  3
    PSYCH 379 Animal Behavior * 3
    Total Credits: 17

    PLEASE NOTE:

    If a course required for the Neuroscience minor is also required for the student’s major, the student must choose an alternative course outside their major. If this is the case, students should consult with the Neuroscience coordinator to ensure the appropriateness of the course substitution and then get approval from the Chair of the Science Division.

    *   Psych courses that have one asterisk beside them have a prerequisite requirement of Psych  101 or Psych 102.

    **  Psych courses with two asterisks beside them have a prerequisite requirement of Psych 102.

  • Minor: Psychology

    Minor in Psychology

    Total Credits: 18

    Foundation Courses (take one of the following):

    (3 credits)

    Psych 101 General Psychology: Social and Clinical Processes

    3

    Psych 102 General Psychology:  Physiological and Cognitive Processes

    3

    Research Segment (take the following):

     (3 credits)

    Psych 229 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

    3

    Interpersonal / Applied Segment (take three of the following):

    (9 credits) 

    Psych 201 Developmental Psych or Psych 225 Lifespan Development

    3

    Psych 227 Introduction to Community Psychology

    3

    Psych 231 Personality Psychology

    3

    Psych 235 Social Psychology

    3

    Psych 243 Introduction to Health Psychology

    3

    Psych 250 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

    3

    Psych 313 Group Dynamics

    3

    Psych 330 Tests and Measurements

    3

    Psych 336 Attachment Across the Lifespan

    3

    Psych 363 Abnormal Psychology

    3

    Cognitive / Biological Segment (take one of the following):

     (3 credits)

    Psych 241 Perception

    3

    Psych 333 Behavioral Neuroscience

    3

    Psych 348 Drugs and the Brain

    3

    Psych 359 Cognitive Psychology

    3

    Psych 379 Animal Behavior

    3

    Total Credits:

    18