Psychology

 

Major Requirements

Psyc 100 - Introduction to Psychology
Psyc 122 - Statistics and Experimental Design                                      

Psyc 123 - Research Methods

3 Distribution Courses

2 Seminars

9 total courses in Psychology

 Psych 100: Students who either:

  • Scored a 4 or 5 on the Psychology Advanced Placement exam
  • Scored a 5 or better on the Psychology International Baccalaureate exam
  • Completed an introductory psychology course at another college or university

may not enroll in PSYC 100. Students who 'place out' of Psych 100 must still complete 9 courses to complete the major but Psych 11 cannot be one of those 9 courses.  Psych 100 must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.  Students will not be allowed to major in Psychology if they fail to earn a grade of B- or better in Psych 100.

Psych 122: Students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 must complete Psych 122 by the end of the sophomore year.  Students in the class of 2015 or later may complete this requirement in any of the following ways:

  • AP Statistics with a grade of 4 or 5
  • Statistics 130 or 135
  • Economics 360
  • A statistics course at one of the other 5 Colleges

Students who 'place out' of Psych 122 must still complete 9 courses to complete the major but Psych 122 does not have to be one of those 9 courses.  Psych 122 must be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Students will not be allowed to major in Psychology if they fail to earn a grade of B- or better in Psych 122.

Psych 123: Starting with the class of 2015, students must complete Psych 123 by the end of the junior year.

 

Distribution Courses
(must take at least one from each group) 

Biological

Cog / Developmental

Social/Personality/Clinical

Behavioral Neuroscience (212)    
Intro Neuroscience (226)

Developmental (227)
Cognitive (233)
Psychology of Aging (236)    

Social (220)
Personality (221)
Abnormal (228)

 

Advanced Seminars
(must take two which cannot be from the same group) 

Biological

Clinical

Cognitive

Psychopharmacology (325)
Motivation (356)
Hormones & Behavior (359)
Dev Psychobio (360)

History of Psychiatry (357)
Psychopath (371)
Child/Adoles Psychopathology (364)

Music Cognition (366)
Autobiographical Mem (368)

 

Personality

Social

Developmental

Psychological Assessment (353)

Close Relationships (354)
Stereoptypes & Prejudice (357)
Psychology and the Law (363)

Adolesence (332)
Non-Verbal Communication (362)
Social Development (364)

 

Electives
These courses may be taken to fulfill the requirement of 9 total classes in the major.
Students may also fulfill the requirement of 9 total classes by completing additional
seminars or distribution courses, or by completing an Honors Thesis.

Food & Eating Disorders (217)

Memory (234)

Sports Psychology (235)

Psychobiography (238)

Psychology of Race (244)*
(omitted until 2015-2016)

Environmental Psychology (246)

Health Psychology (247)

Proseminar: Psychology of
Good and Evil (248)

 

 Special Topics (397)

 Thesis (498/498D)

 

 

 

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