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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

The psychology major requires a minimum of 24 hours of credit in upper-division (i.e., PY 3xxx or PY 4xxx) courses in psychology. At least 9 hours must be at the 4000 level. There are three foundational psychology courses required for the major: (1) PY 1000 (or PY 1100), (2) PY 2100, and (3) PY 3100 or PY 3110. In addition, all majors must complete a history and systems in psychology course or a capstone course (PY 4100 or PY 4960: either of these courses is part of the 9 hours required at the 4000 level). The psychology major also requires a minimum of one unique course from each of the following four groups of courses: Applied Group A: PY 3200, PY 3250, PY 3500, PY 3550, PY 3700, PY 3810, PY 4500; PY 4570; Biological/Experimental; Group B: PY 3300, PY 3350, PY 3650, PY 4200, PY 4300, PY 4350, PY 4890; Cultural/Social Group C: PY 3430, PY 3600, PY 3820, PY 4400, PY 4600, PY 4610; and Developmental Group D: PYED 3010, PYED 3020, PY 3400, PY 3410, PY 3430, PY 3440, PY 4320. If a course is listed in more than one grouping it can only fulfill the requirement for one grouping. A grade of C or better is required in all upper-division courses counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

Students are strongly encouraged to complete PY 2100 and PY 3100 (or PY 3110) during the sophomore year. Other courses should be selected on the basis of interest and in consultation with the department.

The major advisor should be consulted about the selection of the 12 semester hours of upper-division coursework in related areas of study.

Capstone/History & Systems in Psychology: Choose one course


Experiences without group designation but requiring declaration of psychology major: PY 3990 - Research Experience I , PY 4990 - Research Experience II , PY 4970 - Practicum in Psychology .