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Requirements for Psychology Major (38-43 credits)
The required courses and internship within the major provide for a breadth of knowledge about the various fields of psychology. The courses also provide a background in scientific research methodology as applied in psychology.
This page reflects the requirements for students entering SVC in the 2013-2014 Academic Year or Later. If you need other lists, please call or visit the Department of Psychological Science
The required course work for the Psychology Major is as follows:PY 100 Introduction to Psychological Science - 3 credits*PY 203 Statistics I - 3 credits*PY 204 Statistics II - 3 creditsPY 331 Biological Psychology - 3 creditsPY 341 Research Methods in Psychology and Lab - 4 creditsPY 550 Psychology Internship- 1-3 credits
One of the following three courses:PY 212 Child Development - 3 creditsPY 214 Adolescent Development - 3 creditsPY 216 Psychology of Adult Development
One of the following three courses:PY 243 Abnormal Psychology - 3 creditsPY 244 Theories of Personality - 3 creditsPY 260 Social Psychology - 3 credits
One of the following two courses: PY 308 Cognitive Psychology - 3 creditsPY 309 Learning - 3 credits
One of the following three courses:PY 320 Forensic Psychology - 3 creditsPY 322 Health Psychology - 3 creditsPY 370's Seminar Course (e.g., 370, 371) - 3 credits
One of the following two courses: PY 382 Psychological Assessment - 3 creditsPY 390 History and Systems - 3 creditsAlternatively, students who complete both PY 308 and PY 309 are exempt from this requirement.
One of the following two courses: PY 401 Capstone: Research Review and Analysis - 3 creditsPY 405 Capstone: Research Thesis I - 3 credits**
*Introduction to Psychology and Statistics I are three-credit courses that count toward fulfilling the Social Sciences Core requirements.
**PY 405 requires a minimum 3.5 grade point average in all courses taken in the Psychological Sciences Department and students who register for PY 405 should do so with the expectation that they will complete PY 406 (Capstone: Research Thesis II).
In addition to these required courses, students in the Psychology Major are encouraged to take additional elective courses within psychology as well as to choose Core Curriculum courses that will best prepare them for their future careers.
Requirements for Psychology Minor (18 credits)
All students desiring a minor in psychology must complete 18 credits within the department. The requirements are as follows:
Required:PY 100 Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits*PY 243 Abnormal Psychology - 3 creditsPY 260 Social Psychology - 3 credits
One course from the following (3 credits):PY 308 Cognitive PsychologyPY 309 LearningPY 331 Biological PsychologyPY 390 History and Systems of Psychology
Any two courses offered by the department (6 credits)