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Psychology

Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behavior, from brain functioning to social
interaction. The Psychology major is centered around a variety of these topics and
involves appropriate course work and laboratory experiences, including independent
study. The major is aimed for students considering advanced training in psychology
and related human sciences as well as for those planning to enter psychology-based
occupations immediately upon graduation.

Requirements for the B.A. in Psychology
A major in Psychology leading to the B.A. degree requires 44 semester hours,
distributed as follows:

PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
PY/SO 270 Social Research Methods 3 s.h.
PY 110 Writing in the Behavioral Sciences 2 s.h.
PY 231 Developmental Psychology I 3 s.h.
PY 251 Developmental Psychology II 3 s.h.
PY/SO 261 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 331 Physiological Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 411 History & Systems of Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 412 Advanced Research Methods
            Pre-requisite PY/SO 270 3 s.h.
PY 470r Research and Practicum in Psychology 3 s.h.
PY Psychology electives (300-400 level) 6 s.h.
PY 310 Behavioral Statistics 3 s.h.
HS/SO/CJ Elective (300-400 level) 3 s.h.

The B.A. in Psychology requires competency in a foreign language at the intermediate
(202) level.

Requirements for a minor in Psychology
A minor in Psychology consists of 18 semester hours, distributed as follows:

PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 261 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 331 Physiological Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 412 Advanced Research Methods
               (Pre-requisite SO 270) 3 s.h.
PY Psychology electives (300-400 level) 6 s.h.