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Psychology Undergraduate Degree

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Major in Psychology (BA)

All transfer students majoring in psychology must complete a minor approved by their major adviser.

Required courses: 11 credit hours

PSY 101 Psychology & Society (3)
PSY 301 Psychological Research Methods (4)
PSY 302 Statistics for the Behavioral Science (4)

Other Requirements: 19 credit hours

Choose courses as indicated below in consultation with your major adviser.

Choose at least one course from each of Groups A, B, C, and D below, including one laboratory or techniques/methods courses. Take both courses in Group E.

A) Social

PSY 321 Social Psychology: Theories & Research (3)
PSY 405 Positive Psychology (3)

B) Personality

PSY 324 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 328 Theories of Personality (3)

C) Learning and Cognitive Processes    

PSY 317 Learning: Basic Processes (3)     
PSY 318 Experimental Techniques in Learning (1)
            (Corequisite: PSY317)  
PSY 319 Memory & Cognitive Processes (3)
PSY 320 Research in Memory and Cognition (1)

D) Psychobiological

PSY 408 Drugs & Behavior (3)
PSY 410 Physiological Psychology (3)
PSY 411 Techniques in Physiological Psychology (1)
           (Corequisite: PSY410)

E) Other Required Courses: 6 credit hours

PSY 340 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSY 433 History of Psychology (3) 

Electives: 6 credit hours

In addition, the student may select two (other elective psychology courses to complete the 36 credits for a psychology major.

Additional requirements for this major (not counted toward the 36 credit hour minimum):

In the core curriculum, select the courses SOC 152 and ANTH 103 (or 102), or substitutes approved by the major adviser. For computer proficiency, select CS 101 or an equivalent approved by the discipline. Completion of MATH 120, 140, 150, and 211 is also recommended.

Major Total: 36 minimum credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Minor/Electives to 128: 40-41 credit hours*
Total for degree: 128 credit hours

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 128 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Major in Psychology (BS)

For the bachelor of science degree in psychology, complete the bachelor of arts program described above, with the following changes:

  1. Complete 3 credits of PSY 499.
  2. Select within the science options of the core curriculum: either one year of biology or chemistry.
  3. Complete MATH 140, 150, and 211, and select an academic minor in one of the science fields.

Major Total: 36 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Minor/Electives to 128: 40-41 credit hours*
Total for degree: 128 credit hours

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 128 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Minor in Psychology

Required courses: 3 credit hours

PSY 101 Psychology & Society (3)

Electives: 21 credit hours

Choose courses as indicated below in consultation with your minor adviser.

Choose at least one course from three of the four groups of courses listed above for the major in psychology (BA), including at least one laboratory or techniques/methods course. In addition, the student may select one other elective psychology course to complete the 24 credits for a psychology minor.

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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