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Psychology Major Requirements

Declaration of the major in psychology must be made by application. Application forms may be obtained from their academic advisor or from Dr. Doris Van Auken, Ph.D. (Vincent 181). Students may submit an application to the major as early as the beginning of the sophomore year.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Following acceptance into the program students may begin taking 300- and 400-level courses. It is recommended that students begin enrolling in psychology courses in the freshman year.

Psychology Major Required Courses:

Required Courses, Must take all of the following:

PSYC 275  Research Methods
STATS 205  Statistics
PSYC 399  Seminar in Psychology (topics vary by semester)
PSYC 499  Seminar in Psychology (topics vary by semester)

Lower Level Required Options, Must take 3 or 4 of the following:

PSYC 185/ GERO 185  Growing and Developing in the Adult Lifespan
PSYC 201  Social Psychology
PSYC 205  Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 207  Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSYC 215/ GERO 215/ SOCI 215  Social Gerontology
PSYC 240/ BUSI 240/COMM 240  Organizational Behavior and Management
PSYC 270/ GERO 270  Spirituality and Aging

Upper Level Required Options, Must take 3 or 4 of the following:

PSYC 310/ BUSI 310/ COMM 310  Nonverbal Communications
PSYC 315  Child and Adolescent Development
PSYC 330  Personality Theories
PSYC 341/ BUSI 341  Consumer Behavior
PSYC 350/ GERO 350  Aging in Communities
PSYC 360/ GERO 360  Aging and The Family
PSYC 370/ GERO 370/ THEO 370  Death, Dying, and Bereavement
PSYC 385/ GERO 385  Race, Ethnicity and Aging
PSYC 497  Special Topics in Psychology: Conference
PSYC 498  Special Topics in Psychology: Senior Research

Additional courses will be added as needed. Not all courses offered every semester.