Requirements for a major in Psychology are 36 hours, including:

Required Courses 14
Introduction to Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology Senior Capstone
Foundational Processes Courses 18
Select 2 of the following:
Sensation and Perception
Advanced Statistics & Psychological Testing
Foundations of Neuroscience
Advanced Topic Courses 2
Select 1 of the following:
Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Theories and Methods of Integration
Advanced Topics in Psychopathology
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of the Family
History of Psychology
Psychology of Addiction
Human Sexuality and Gender
Cognitive Psychology in the Real World
Elective Courses 12
Select 12 credits from any undergraduate PSYC course^, from NEUR 241, or from certain CORE Advanced Integrative Seminars (CORE 306*: Drugs, Society & Religion; CORE 316*: Sport Psychology; and CORE 352*: Applying Cognitive Psychology to Educational Practice ).
Total Credits36

College policy states that students shall not be allowed to take more than one AIS course.


The first two Foundational Processes courses taken will satisfy the Foundational Process requirement. The first Advanced Topics course taken will satisfy the Advanced Topics requirement. Any other Foundational Processes or Advanced Topics courses taken may then count toward Major Elective credits.

Internship. Students are encouraged to take an internship (PSYC 496) to augment their classroom experience. Internships for four credit hours are regarded as the norm. Eight-credit hour internships are also permitted; however, only four hours of internship credit may be counted toward the major credit hours requirement. Additional credits taken in internship will satisfy the College requirement for general upper-division electives.

Research. The Department of Psychology also encourages undergraduate students to pursue collaborative research (PSYC 497) in preparation for their graduate studies in the field of psychology.