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The Psychology major is designed for students to study the science of human and animal behavior. Departmental courses provide the student with the opportunity to gain a general understanding in four different areas: Cognition and Neuroscience, Culture and Development, Social and Personality, and Clinical and Health Psychology. Courses include hands-on laboratory and field work experiences for students to gain competency and skills within the field of Psychology.

Courses within the department are designed to prepare students for graduate studies in a variety of fields ranging from legal, medical, research or business and equip them with marketable skills for a complex, dynamic global workforce.

Student learning opportunities culminate in senior capstone experiences including a required senior research thesis and options for internships in a variety of legal, clinical, educational, political and business settings. Additional research or field experience can be achieved through Independent Study and/or Internship.

Major requirements include Psychology 101, 301, 302, 303, 400, any three of the following: Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, 312, 313, 315 plus any three of the following: Psychology 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 308, 309, 310, 311, 314, 316, 402, 403.

Course Sequence


Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
Freshman English 103 Freshman English 104
Science Science
Language Language
Psychology 101 Psychology
Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Language Language
Psychology Psychology
Elective Elective
Junior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Psychology 301 Psychology 302
Psychology Psychology
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Psychology 303 Psychology 401
Psychology Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective