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Psychology Major Requirements

Study within the major field:

Foundation and Methods Courses


PSYC 100, 221, 222,

9 s.h.

Content Groups


PSYC 237 or 238

3 s.h.

PSYC 270

3 s.h.

PSYC 231 or PSYC 232

3 s.h.

PSYC 240

3 s.h.

PSYC 260

3 s.h.

Upper level Elective Courses


6 s.h. from PSYC 200-398 (excluding PSYC 295, 297, 299)

6 s.h.

300-level Requirement


6 s.h. from PSYC 300-398 (NOTE: many of the 300-level courses have specific pre-requisites, so students are expected to plan their coursework in collaboration with their advisor.)

6 s.h.


Total 36 s.h.

Related Coursework:

Mathematics Requirement


MATH 104 or any course fulfilling the GEN ED M3 attribute with the exception of STAT 101

3 s.h.

Statistics & Computer Science


3 s.h. from the following:


All STAT and CSCI courses; INTD 106, 107, 108

3 s.h.



3 sh. from the following:


ALS 100, 160, 273; PHIL 160; Any WMST course

3 s.h.



Any PHIL course

3 s.h.

Science Requirement


3 s.h. from the following:


BIOL 100-299; CHEM 100-299; PHYS 100-299

3 s.h.

Social Sciences


6 s.h. from two subject areas:


ANTH 100, 140, 214, 219, 239; FAMS 160; GEOG 100, 103, 210, 225, 230, 233, 238; POLS 200, 235; SOCL 100-299

6 s.h.


Total Additional 21 s.h.

Other Requirements:

  1. An average of "C" (2.0) must be obtained for those Psychology courses counted toward major course requirements. (This is a College rule.)
  2. A grade of "C" or better is required in PSYC 100, 221, 222, and any 200-level course that is a prerequisite for a 300-level course.

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