Majoring in Psychology
The Core Curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology requires a total of 120 credit hours, including 14 courses in psychology, two laboratory science courses, two math courses including pre-calculus, and two foreign language courses.
The Premedical Concentration includes the core psychology courses and replaces the standard slots for electives with medical school prerequisite courses. The same advisor is assigned to Premedical Students for their entire matriculation, and this advisor also helps to guide students' development outside of the classroom. This concentration is part of the overall University-wide Pre-Health Program.
Introduction to Psychology is a pre-requisite for all subsequent psychology courses. Social Psychology, Methods of Psychology, Theories of Personality, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics I and II, Physiological Psychology, Junior Seminar, and Senior Seminar are core department offerings.
In addition to the core major classes, the department offers many innovative electives designed to show the relevance of psychology in students' lives, including Psychology of Trauma and Addiction, Psychology of Counseling, Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems, Black Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Political Psychology, Black Child Development, Psychology of Marketing and Innovation, and Intimate Relationships.
Our professors are also committed to advising and facilitating student experiences outside of the classroom - including research, internship experiences, interaction with alumni and other professionals in the field, and shadowing experiences.
You can click the icons below to download our curricula (list and sequence of courses), including the requirements for minoring in psychology. These sheets show prerequisites, required courses, and a suggested path for completion. While some courses require prerequisites, there is some flexibility in when courses are completed. Advisors in our department work closely with students in making adjustments to ensure that students graduate on time with robust education and experience.
Psychology - Pre Medical Curriculum