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Majors and Minors for Psychology

Psychology Major

A minimum of 42 credit hours including the following courses:

PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 210 Biological Psychology
PSY 220 Measurement and Statistics
PSY 230 Research Methods
PSY 240 Behavioral Psychology

And three courses selected from the fundamentals of psychology category:

PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 330 Memory and Cognition
PSY 350 Social Psychology
PSY 370 Developmental Psychology
PSY 390 Sensation and Perception
PSY 399 Psychology of Personality

And two courses selected from the applied psychology category:

PSY 320 Clinical Psychology
PSY 340 Public Mental Health
PSY 360 Psychopharmacology
PSY 380 Human Sexuality
PSY 400 Applied Behavior Analysis I: Fundamentals of Behavior Change
PSY 410 Applied Behavior Analysis II: Analysis and Intervention

And one course selected from the neurosciences category:

PSY 315 Neurophysiology
PSY 317 Biology of Mind
PSY 319 Functional Neuroanatomy
PSY 375 Applied Neuropsychology
And two capstone courses selected PSY courses numbered 450 or above.

Psychology Minor

A minimum of 23 credit hours including the following courses:

PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 210 Biological Psychology
PSY 220 Measurement and Statistics
-or-
PSY 230 Research Methods
PSY 240 Behavioral Psychology

And one course selected from the fundamentals of psychology category:

PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 330 Memory and Cognition
PSY 350 Social Psychology
PSY 370 Developmental Psychology
PSY 390 Sensation and Perception
PSY 399 Psychology of Personality

And one course selected from the applied psychology category:

PSY 320 Clinical Psychology
PSY 340 Public Mental Health
PSY 360 Psychopharmacology
PSY 380 Human Sexuality
PSY 400 Applied Behavior Analysis I: Fundamentals of Behavior Change

And one course selected from the neurosciences category:

PSY 315 Neurophysiology
PSY 317 Biology of Mind
PSY 319 Functional Neuroanatomy
PSY 375 Applied Neuropsychology

Neuroscience Minor

19 credit hours in the following courses:

PSY 315 Neurophysiology
PSY 317 Biology of Mind
PSY 319 Functional Neuroanatomy
PSY 375 Applied Neuropsychology
PSY 425 Neuroscience Methods
PSY 475 Neuroethics

For students minoring in neuroscience and majoring in psychology, only 3 credit hours from the minor may be applied to the requirements for the major in psychology.

The introductory courses for the neuroscience minor are PSY 315, 317 and 319. The prerequisites for each of the three neuroscience minor introductory courses include PSY 101 and [PSY 210 or BIOL 110 or 112] or permission of the instructor. CHEM 125 or higher is prerequisite for PSY 425. Students interested in graduate work or careers in neuroscience are strongly encouraged to complete BIOL 305 and 314.