Majoring in Psychology

The 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.

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, Senior Seminar and Mentoring I and II 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 the students' lives, including Black Marital Relationships, Black Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Positive Psychology, Black Child Development, Psychology of Advertising, Psychology of Gender, and Intimate Relationships.

Minoring in Psychology

The psychology minor requires 21 credit hours in psychology including:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Methods in Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Statistical Methods I
  • Nine credits of Psychology electives

The following 12 hours (4 classes) of core psychology courses are required:

  • PSY 203 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 208 Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 302 Theories of Personality
  • PSY 346 Introduction to Statistical Methods

The remaining 9 hours (3 classes) are psychology electives. You may choose any course from the following list you are interested in. The exception is that you may only choose 1 course (3 hours) from the courses indicated by an (*):

  • PSY 205 Social Psychology
  • PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 303 Psychological Testing
  • PSY 304 Motivation
  • PSY 306 Perception
  • PSY 307 Methods in Psychology II
  • PSY 308 Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 311 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 347 Statistics II � Advanced Statistical Methods
  • PSY 401 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 402 Black Psychology
  • *PSY 404 Special Topics in Psychology
  • *PSY 406 Mentoring Youth
  • *PSY 407 Mentoring Youth II
  • *PSY 409 Independent Study
  • *PSY 410 Field Study

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