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Psychology Major Requirements

Study within the major field:

Required Courses


All of the following courses must be taken:


PSYC 100, 221, 222, 240, 260, 270

18 s.h.

Area Requirement1


One course must be taken from the following:


PSYC 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 324, 326

3 s.h.

300-level Requirement1,2


Two 300-level PSYC courses must be taken.


Note that PSYC 324 & 326 satisfy both the Area and 300-level requirements; PSYC 399 does not satisfy the 300-level requirement.

6 s.h.

Elective Courses1


All PSYC 200- and 300-level courses can be taken to achieve the 33 s.h. minimum in Psychology. Students may take a maximum of 45 (B.A.) or 60 (B.S.) s.h.

6 s.h.


Total 33 s.h.

Related Coursework:

Mathematics Requirement


MATH 104 or any course fulfilling the GEN ED M2 attribute with the exception of STAT 101

3 s.h.

Statistics & Computer Science


3 s.h. from the following:


All STAT and CSCI courses; PSYC 110, 310

3 s.h.

Cultural Diversity


One course must be taken from the following:


ALS 100, 266, 273, 361; INTD 115/PHIL 115/RELG 115; ANTH 120, 214, 221; COMM 241, 254; FAMS 160, 361; AHIS 284; LING 201; PSYC 243/WMST 130, 243

3 s.h.


Total Additional 6-9 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.

Note: Students may attempt PSYC 221 and 222 only twice.

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