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Psychological Science

Psychological Science

CURRICULUM

The Department of Psychological Science provides students with a broad introduction to the study of behavior and its underlying processes with an emphasis on the discipline as an experimental science.

Psychology offers two disciplinary majors, a B.A. and a B.S., and a disciplinary minor.


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Requirements for the Major (B.A.)

disciplinary, 13 courses

PSY 100 and PSY 201 & PSY 202; one course pair from capstone group A; one course pair from capstone group B; two 300-level special topics seminars; four additional Psychological Science courses, only one of which may be at the 400-level, one of which must be the prerequisite for a capstone group A course pair, and one of which must be the prerequisite for a capstone group B course pair. All courses must be passed with a grade of C-or higher. Credit/no credit courses can only be counted toward the major in the 400-level capstone course pairs.

 

Requirements for the Major (B.S.)

disciplinary, 16 courses

All of the requirements for the B.A. in psychological science, plus three additional courses in the natural sciences, approved by the advisor. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Credit/no credit courses can only be counted toward the major in the 400-level capstone course pairs.

 

Requirements for the Minor

disciplinary, 8 courses

PSY 100 and PSY 201 & PSY 202; one 300-level capstone research course (either group); and three additional elective psychological science courses, only one of which may be at the 400-level. One of the electives must be a prerequisite for either a group A or B capstone research course. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Credit/no credit courses can only be counted toward the minor in the 400-level capstone course pairs.