Requirements Prior to September 2002
Requirements Prior to September 2008
General Concentration Plan
To Declare, you need the following:
- Attend a Concentration Orientation. To register, please click here.
- Intro Psych Course
- Two Breadth Group Courses
- Stats Course
This document is intended as a working document. The courses described below represent a broad selection of courses available through the Psychology Department. From time to time the Department will make additional courses available for election.
A concentration in Psychology can lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
- Psychology Concentration worksheet (PDF file)
Prerequisites to Concentration
*Prerequisite credits do not count toward the number required for the concentration.
In order to concentrate in Psychology, you must complete:
1. Introductory Psychology Requirement
One of the following courses with a grade of C or better. Only one of the introductory psychology courses may be taken for credit.
PSYCH 111 : Introduction to Psychology (no credit granted to those who have completed 112 and/or 114)
PSYCH 112 : Introduction to Psychology as Natural Science (no credit granted to those who have completed 111 and/or 114)
PSYCH 114 : Honors Introduction to Psychology (no credit granted to those who have completed 111, or 112)
PSYCH 115 : Honors Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science (no credit granted to those who have completed 111, 112, or 114)
2. Breadth (Gateway) Requirement
One course from each of the following three groups is required. Two of the three breadth courses are required in order to declare a concentration in Psychology:
PSYCH 230 (330) : Introduction to Biopsychology 4 cr
PSYCH 240 (340) : Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 4 cr
PSYCH 250 (350) : Introduction to Developmental Psychology 4 cr
PSYCH 270 (370) : Introduction to Psychopathology 4 cr
PSYCH 260 (360) : Introduction to Organizational Psychology 4 cr
PSYCH 280 (280) : Introduction to Social Psychology 4 cr
PSYCH 290 (390) : Introduction to Personality Psychology 4 cr
Note: While it is not unusual for students to take more than one course from a breadth group, only one course from each group may be counted toward the Psychology concentration or pre-requisites.
STATS 250 (350) : Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis (Required) 4 cr
Psychology Concentration Requirements
A total of 24 credits in post-introductory courses, including:
Breadth (Gateway) Requirement
Your third course from the previously listed Breadth Requirement Groups may be used toward your concentration requirements (4 credits).
To fulfill the lab requirement, students may complete either:
- two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based lab courses;
- one (at least 3 credits) course from the list of Methods-based lab courses and one (at least 3 credits) course from the list of Experiential lab courses (i.e., Community-based or Research-based); or
- the Psychology Honors Research sequence and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based courses.
Methods-Based Lab Courses
PSYCH 303 : Research Methods in Psychology 3 cr
PSYCH 331 & Psych 332 : Advanced Lab in Biopsychology 5 cr
PSYCH 341 : Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology 4 cr
PSYCH 342 : Advanced Lab in Judgment and Decision Making 3 cr
PSYCH 351 : Advanced Lab in Developmental Psychology 3 cr
PSYCH 361 : Advanced Lab in Organizational Psychology 4 cr
PSYCH 371 (372) : Advanced Lab in Psychopathology 3 cr
PSYCH 381 : Advanced Lab in Social Psychology 3 cr
PSYCH 383 : Introduction to Survey Research 3 cr
PSYCH 391 : Advanced Lab in Personality Psychology 3 cr
Experiential Lab Courses
(3 Credits Minimum)
PSYCH 304 : Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups 2-4 cr
PSYCH 305 : Practicum in Psychology 1-4 cr
PSYCH 306 : Project Outreach Group Leading 3 cr
PSYCH 307 : Directed Experiences with Children 3-4 cr
PSYCH 308 : Peer Advising Practicum in Psychology 2-3 cr
PSYCH 310 : Training in Processes of Intergroup Dialogues 3 cr
PSYCH 311 : Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues 3 cr
PSYCH 317 : Community-Based Research & Laboratory in Community Research 4 cr
PSYCH 319 : Empowering Families & Communities/Laboratory in Community Intervention 4 cr
PSYCH 325 : Practicum in the Multicultural Community 1-4 cr
PSYCH 485 : Gender, Mentoring, and Technology 3 cr
Credit/No Credit Courses
PSYCH 211 : Project Outreach 1-3 cr
PSYCH 404 : Field Practicum 1-12 cr
PSYCH 405 : Field Practicum 1-5 cr
NOTE: A total of six credits of Psychology letter graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology concentration. Credit/No Credit courses may fulfill the Community-based Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits.
Research-Based Lab Courses
PSYCH 326 : Faculty Directed Early Research for Psychology as a Natural Science 1-4 cr
PSYCH 327 : Faculty Directed Early Research for Psychology as a Social Science 1-4 cr
PSYCH 422 (505) : Faculty Directed Advanced Research/Natural Science 1-6 cr
PSYCH 423 (505) : Faculty Directed Advanced Research/Social Science 1-6
Credit/No Credit Courses
PSYCH 322 (408) : Field Practicum in Research Techniques/Natural Science (graded CR/NC) 1-4
PSYCH 323 (409) : Field Practicum in Research Techniques/Social Science (graded CR/NC) 1-4 cr
NOTE: A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single semester to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Research-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology concentration. Non-graded courses may fulfill the Research-based Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of Psychology credits required for the concentration.
Honors Research Sequence
(4-8 credits total)
PSYCH 424 (510) : Senior Honors Research I/Natural Science 2-4 cr
PSYCH 425 (510) : Senior Honors Research I/Social Science 2-4 cr
PSYCH 426 (511) : Seniors Honor Research II/Natural Science 2-4 cr
PSYCH 427 (511) : Senior Honors Research II/Social Science 2-4 cr
NOTE: Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their concentration before applying.
You may take additional (graded) courses from psychology (PSYCH) to be used toward or beyond the required 24. It is stongly recommended that concentrators select at least one 400-level course.