Psychology Requirements

Professors Herdegen, MosslerF, D. Weese; Associate Professor Vitale

Chair: Robert T. Herdegen

The requirements for a major in Psychology are

  • 11 courses and 3 laboratories in Psychology, including Psychology 101, 102, 210, 211/251, 401, and 402.
  • In addition, students must take either Psychology 301/351 or 312/352, and either Psychology 306/356 or 315/355. (Although the lecture courses may be taken without the lab sections, the lab sections must be taken at the same time as the corresponding lecture courses.)
  • Electives in Psychology may be chosen from the 200-, 300-, and 400-level departmental offerings.
  • Students are encouraged to complete Psychology 210 and 211 during the sophomore year, and 211 must be completed before the end of the junior year.
  • Students also are strongly encouraged to take at least one 300-level laboratory course before the end of the junior year.

A student may not take Psychology 102 if previously he has completed a comprehensive, one-semester, introductory-level course in Psychology.

Students may develop interdisciplinary majors within the social and natural sciences with the approval of the departments concerned.

Students seeking admission to graduate study in Psychology are encouraged to take more than the required number of courses in Psychology and to choose their electives from Sociology or Biology.

updated 7/10/14