General Concentration

Psychology

Note: An exceptional student who has completed the required courses in Experimental Psychology may, upon consent of his advisor and the chairman, be admitted in the senior year to certain 400-level courses described in the Graduate School Bulletin.
 

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
 

The student is urged to devote some general elective hours to courses in disciplines other than his/her major.  Note:  MAT 130 PRECALCULUS is a prerequisite for major level BIO and MAT courses.

In addition, all psychology majors are encouraged to engage in individual research projects with the supervision of faculty.  Upon faculty approval psychology majors may register for the following psychology courses: PSY 390 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY, PSY 396 HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY, PSY 397 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING/PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH, PSY 398 TUTORING AND MENTORING IN PSYCHOLOGY, and PSY 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY.
 

Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration 

Psychology

* PSY 377 is a prerequisite to some BIO courses so it is recommended that this course be taken after the completion of the PSY Core.  MAT 130 is a prerequisite for BIO 191.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.​

 

PSY 340

STATISTICS II

Introduction to advanced statistical techniques such as analysis of variance and regression models.
Prerequisites:
PSY 240 or equivalents is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 240

STATISTICS I

Descriptive and inferential statistics in the behavioral sciences.
Prerequisites:
(PSY 105 or PSY 106) and LSP 120 or equivalents are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 342

RESEARCH METHODS III

Advanced research methods; topics will vary by instructor. In addition to the prerequisites, completion of PSY 340 is highly recommended.
Prerequisites:
PSY 241 and PSY 242 are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 343

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT

Measurement in psychology; emphasis on standardization, reliability, validity; test and scale development.
Prerequisites:
PSY 241 and PSY 242 are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 360

THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION

Explores classical and modern theories and research in the science of learning and cognition.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105 or 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 377

PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Nervous system and endocrine functions as related to behavior.
Prerequisites:
(PSY 105 or PSY 106) and PSY 242 are a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 130

PRECALCULUS

Functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions, polynomial and rational functions.
Prerequisites:
MAT 101 or placement by test is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 396

HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Attendance at monthly Honors Seminar is required. Honors thesis is completed during the student's senior year. Can be registered for more than once.
Prerequisites:
Senior standing is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 397

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING/PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

Experiential Learning/Psychology Research.

PSY 398

TUTORING AND MENTORING IN PSYCHOLOGY

Prerequisites:
Senior standing is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 399

INDEPENDENT STUDY

 

PSY 348

SOCIAL COGNITION AND MENTAL CONTROL

Theory and research dealing with major aspects of social cognition and mental control, including social perception, stereotyping, memory and affect, as well as the self-control of thought, emotion and behavior. Cross-levelwith PSY 560.
Prerequisites:
PSY 347 is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 353

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Description of the nature, symptoms, treatment applications, and cause of psychological disorders.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105 or 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 363

ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

Survey of major research findings in the area of alcoholism and drug addiction. Description of treatment programs for recovery and explorations of drug free ways to alter consciousness.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105, PSY 106 or the equivalent of Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 364

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

Considers interaction of mind and body in maintaining health and resisting disease. Contributions of exercise, lifestyle, psychological functioning, and spirituality to wellness will be examined. Students will practice and document their experience with a wide range of stress management/exercise techniques.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105 or 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 373

HAPPINESS, JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

An introduction to research in judgment and choice behaviors. Judgment refers to how people evaluate information and make predictions. Choice concerns how people select a course of action among alternatives. Cross-level with PSY 473.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105 or PSY 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

BIO 191

GENERAL BIOLOGY I FOR SCIENCE MAJORS

Focuses on the unity of life: its biochemical and cellular makeup and functions, the acquisition and utilization of energy, and the storage and utilization of genetic information. Lecture-laboratory. Lab fee. CO-REQUISITE(S): Recommended: CHE 130 and CHE 131.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 is a prerequisite for this class.

BIO 192

GENERAL BIOLOGY II FOR SCIENCE MAJORS

Introduction to evolution, ecology, organismal development and diversity. Lecture-laboratory. Lab fee.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 and BIO 191 are a prerequisite for this class.

BIO 193

GENERAL BIOLOGY III FOR SCIENCE MAJORS

Deals primarily with diversity and development within the plant and animal kingdoms including basic principles of physiology. Lecture-laboratory. Lab fee.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 and BIO 192 are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 390

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY

Independent Research in Psychology. Student will work with a faculty mentor to develop an individualized plan of work involving some aspect of research. This can include, but is not limited to, reviewing literature, developing a research project, collecting data on an ongoing project, coding or analyzing data, developing a research presentation, or working in the community on research or intervention projects. Students taking the course for 4 or more units must produce a graded project at the end of the quarter.