Course Requirements

Common Core

Capstone

Students who are double majors with Psychology as the primary major may take only one capstone in either major. University Honors students are not required to complete the Psychology capstone, however it is recommended.

PSY 105 and PSY 106 are not sequential, i.e., one is not a prerequisite for the other. They may be taken in either order. For the research sequence, PSY 240 STATISTICS I must be taken first; PSY 241 RESEARCH METHODS I and PSY 242 RESEARCH METHODS II may be taken in either order. A special note:  PSY 340 STATISTICS II, an elective course, may be taken immediately after the completion of PSY 240 STATISTICS I.

Concentration Requirements

Students must complete the requirements for one of the following two concentrations: General or Cognitive Neuroscience.  Students are limited to only declaring one concentration.

PSY 105

INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY I

Introduction to the history and science of psychology; human development through the life span; learning, memory, thinking, language, and intelligence; personality; social psychology. PSY 105 and PSY 106 will include a research participation requirement of no more than six hours. PSY 105 and PSY 106 may be taken in either order; one is not a prerequisite for the other.

PSY 106

INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY II

Introduction to the history and science of psychology; neuroscience and behavior; sensation and perception; states of consciousness; motivation and work; emotion; stress and health; psychological disorders; therapy. PSY 105 and PSY 106 will include a research participation requirement of no more than six hours. PSY 105 and PSY 106 may be taken in either order; one is not a prerequisite for the other.

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 241

RESEARCH METHODS I

Introduction to methods of psychological research to enable students to become more sophisticated consumers of research information. Students will learn and apply basic methodological concepts and skills. Students will conduct a non-experimental research project, analyze the data, and write a paper based on the project. PSY 241 and PSY 242 may be taken in either order; one is not a prerequisite for the other.
Prerequisites:
(PSY 105 or PSY 106) and (PSY 240 or MAT 242 or SOC 279 or MAT 137) are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 242

RESEARCH METHODS II

Design, execution, analysis and interpretation of psychology research, with an emphasis on experimental design. Students will conduct an experimental research project, analyze the data, and write a paper based on the project. PSY 241 and PSY 242 may be taken in either order; one is not a prerequisite for the other.
Prerequisites:
(PSY 105 or PSY 106) and (PSY 240 or MAT 242 or SOC 279) are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 361

HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY

Historical development of psychology and its fields. Cross-listed with PSY 461.
Prerequisites:
(PSY 105 or 106), PSY 240, (PSY 241 or equivalents) and PSY 242 are a prerequisite for this class.

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.