Course Planning

Psychology Major - Planning

The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements.  For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.

Possible Degree Path – starting in the first year. The following is a typical major plan. This is not the only way forward. Please consult with your advisor to create your unique path.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year

Intro to Psychology (PSYC 110) 

Possibly: one 200-level course below Intro to Psychopharmacology (PSYC 280)

Sophomore

Sophomore Year Statistics (PSYC 290)

Research Methods (PSYC 295)

One 200-level PSYC course (either semester)

Junior

2-PSYC courses (at least one course at the 300-level)

Senior

2-3 PSYC courses (likely two courses at the 300-level and one at the 400-level)

Possible Degree Path – starting in the second year. The following is a typical plan to complete this major. Please consult with your advisor or a member of the Department to create your unique path.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year
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Sophomore

Statistics (PSYC 290)

Intro to Psychology (PSYC 110) or one 200-level PSYC course

Research Methods (PSYC 295)

200-level PSYC course

Junior

2-3 PSYC courses (at least one at the 300-level)

Senior

3-4 PSYC courses (likely two courses at the 300-level and one 400-level)

Planning Recommendations:

  • Statistics (PSYC 290) should be taken during the sophomore year. Statistics must be taken before Research Methods (PSYC 295).
  • Psychology majors must take multiple courses from three clusters (A, B, and C) and four of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above. Please read more on the “General Information” tab above and consult with your psychology advisor for the exact courses that meet your professional needs.