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B.A., Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR (B.A. Degree)

Hours

PSYCH 2221 Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSYCH 2222 Experimental Psychology

4

PSYCH 2340 or 2350 Child or Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYCH 3380 Psychology of Personality

3

PSYCH 3480 Abnormal Psychology

3

Psych 3420 or 3530 Fund. of Neuroscience or Cognitive Processes

4

PSYCH 3560 Social Psychology

4

Electives in Psychology

6

About the Psychology Major »

Total:

30


The intent of the program in Psychology is to provide a general but basic background in Psychology to serve students who (1) simply are interested in Psychology, (2) intend to enter the job market upon graduation, or (3) choose to pursue graduate education. To accomplish these varied goals, the Department is committed to a "general" approach to education in Psychology rather than presenting a specific school-of-thought. The Psychology program thus is arranged so that every student completes a set of required courses called the Psychology "core."

This "general" Psychology major is designed to give a student maximum flexibility in creating a program of study most in line with her or his career interests, as they develop. The student planning to pursue Graduate Education can build upon these requirements with appropriate department electives. The student who plans to gain employment immediately upon graduation could supplement this major with a minor program of study, e.g., Business Administration, English. Students should consult with the Department Chair about their program as some courses of the core do require prior courses and some are given only in alternate years.

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