Psychology Major

Psychology involves the study of thinking, feeling, and behavior, and is a part of virtually every facet of society. The psychology major provides a valuable foundation for a variety of careers in business, industry, government, or healthcare. It is also designed to prepare students for graduate training that can lead to a professional degree in psychology.
Degree Requirements

Majors in psychology must maintain a 2.5 QPA in the major courses to be recommended for graduation.

The core sequence involves:
  • Psyc 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • Psyc 203/204/205 Majoring in Psychology
  • Psyc 290 Statistics for Psychology
  • Psyc 291 Research Methods I
  • Psyc 292 Research Methods II
  • Psyc 301 History of Psychology
  • Psyc 475 Psychology Internship OR Psyc 490 Senior Research Practicum
Majors also take at least seven electives in psychology.

The credentials of psychology majors are reviewed by the department at the end of the student's sophomore year. Students with a major QPA lower than 2.5 may be asked to discontinue the major in psychology.


Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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