The following degree requirements are those reflected in the 2016-2017 course catalog.
10 courses distributed as follows:
- PSYC 290 Statistics*
- PSYC 295 Research Methods*
2 courses from Cluster
A, at least one of which must have a laboratory:
- PSYC 165 Comparative Animal
Behavior in the Tropics (w/lab)
- PSYC 220 Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 260 Human Sexuality
- PSYC 280 Introduction to Psychopharmacology
- PSYC 300 Comparative Animal
- PSYC 320 Cognitive Psychology (w/lab)
- PSYC 323 Human
- PSYC 330 Learning
- PSYC 335 Sensation and Perception
- PSYC 355
- PSYC 360 Behavioral Neuroscience (w/lab)
- PSYC 366 Behavioral Endocrinology
from Cluster B:
- PSYC 230 Social Psychology
- PSYC 240 Childhood and
- PSYC 245 Adult Development and Aging
- PSYC 255 Stereotyping and
- PSYC 352 Social Cognition
- PSYC 370 Personality
1 course from
- PSYC 400
Psychology of Gender
- PSYC 415 Psychology Practicum
- PSYC 425 History and Systems
- PSYC 480 Advanced Research
- PSYC 497 Senior Seminar
electives from psychology listings at any level
A minimum of 4 of the 10
courses must be at the 300-level or above.
* PSYC 290 Statistics is a prerequisite for PSYC 295 Research
**PSYC 295 Research Methods is a prerequisite for most
other laboratory courses in the department.
Senior Capstone Experience
The Senior Capstone Experience for the psychology major consists of
successful completion of a Cluster C course and the Major Field Test (MFT) in
Psychology, which is intended as an assessment device for senior psychology
majors. It consists of 140 multiple-choice items covering the major areas of
psychology. The examination is normally taken during the spring semester of the
senior year. The grade for the Senior Capstone Experience is based on the
student’s score on the Psychology MFT.
Six courses in psychology, of which three must be at the 300-level or above.
Note: PSYC 415 Psychology Practicum will not count toward the minor.