Psychology Department

Major and Minor Requirements


 10 courses distributed as follows:

• PSYC 290 Statistics* 

• PSYC 295 Research Methods* 

• Two courses from Cluster A, at least one of which must have a laboratory:
        PSYC 150 Comparative Animal Behavior in the Tropics 
        PSYC 260 Human Sexuality
SYC 300 Comparative Animal Behavior
PSYC 320 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 330 Learning
PSYC 335 Sensation and Perception
        PSYC 355 Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC 360 Behavioral Neuroscience Psychology 

• Two courses from Cluster B:
        PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
        PSYC 230 Social Psychology
PSYC 235 Applied Social Psychology
PSYC 285 Cross-cultural Psychology
PSYC 345 Applied Psychology
PSYC 370 Personality 

• One course from Cluster C:
        PSYC 380 Psychology Practicum
PSYC 390 History and Systems
PSYC 400 Psychology of Gender
PSYC 480 Advanced Research
PSYC 497 Senior Seminar 

• Three electives from psychology listings at any level.

• A minimum of four of the 10 courses must be at the 300-level or above.

* PSYC 290 Statistics is a prerequisite for PSYC 295 Research Methods, and 
    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, at least three of which must be at the 300-level or above.
Note: PSYC 380 Psychology Practicum will not count toward the minor.