• Introductory: Introduction to Psychology (Psychology 101)
• Research: Research Methods & Statistics I and II (Psychology 201 and 202). Students are encouraged to begin this sequence in their sophomore year, especially if they are interested in graduate school or wish to study off-campus.
• Intermediate-Advanced Course Sequences: Any two of the following five 2-course sequences:
· Cognitive: Psy 231 and 331
· Development: Psy 220 and 320
· Behavioral Neuroscience: Psy 233 and 333
· Sensation and Perception: Psy 232 and 332
· Social: Psy 222 and 322
· Abnormal: Psy 223 and 323
o Note: The Abnormal sequence is no longer offered. Current students who have already completed the Abnormal sequence may use it for meet this requirement.
• Experimental-Physiological: At least one of the following four intermediate courses:
- Psy 231: Learning and Cognition
- Psy 232: Sensation and Perception
- Psy 233: Physiological Psychology
- Psy 235: Cognitive Neuropsychology
Note: If either the Psychology 231—Psychology 331 or the Psychology 233—Psychology 333 intermediate-advanced course sequence is taken (see above), the Experimental-Physiological requirement is met.
•Literature review: Psy 301. Should be taken in the junior year. Required for students entering in the Fall of 2008.
• Senior Capstone: Psy 495/496
• Additional courses to bring total Psychology course-credits to a minimum of 9. Note: Students planning to apply to graduate school are strongly urged to take the maximum of 11 courses including a full credit of Independent Study (Psychology 387, 388).
• Biology Course: Psy 104 – Introduction to Neuroscience. Psychology majors may substitute Bio 101 or 111, preferably by the end of the sophomore year.
• Written Senior Comprehensive Examinations in Psychology require majors to (1) organize and synthesize information to support their thoughts on questions of broad interest to psychologists, (2) to demonstrate knowledge across major content areas of Psychology, and (3) to demonstrate competence with the scientific method and statistics.
• Faculty Advisors: Majors are strongly urged to select an advisor from the Psychology Department when they declare their major.