Major: Psychology (General Social Science)


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Psychology : Contact Information +

 

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Academics and Requirements


 

Psychology Advising +

Students choosing psychology as a field of the major develop an approved plan for the major with a department advisor. Students then assume responsibility for completing their program of study or for making revisions which will not jeopardize their graduation. Students are, however, encouraged to consult a department advisor at any time. A department advisor must approve the original plan for the major and any exceptions to the stated requirements for the major. Students should also consult a department advisor when planning the final term's elections to ensure that all requirements for the major have been met and to secure an advisor's approval on a Major Release form. Appointments for students are scheduled at 1343 East Hall or online through the Department website.

Peer Advising

Advising by Undergraduate Psychology Academic Peer Advising Program students is available at 1343 East Hall during the fall and winter terms.

The overall goal of the Psychology concentration is to provide students with a broad background in the various levels of analysis and methodological approaches used in the study of behavior, particularly human behavior, and to prepare students for graduate study in a number of fields. Students can gain research training, experience in a wide variety of community settings, and tailor course selections to meet their long-term post-graduate goals. A Psychology degree, in conjunction with courses chosen from other disciplines, can prepare students for careers interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds in a wide range of fields.


Curriculum +

The curriculum in psychology is intended to enhance one's understanding of behavioral science and of oneself and others in terms of concepts developed by study. The undergraduate major program is not intended to prepare students for any specific vocational objective; to become a professional psychologist requires from two to four years (or more) of graduate study.

Curriculum Guides. Curriculum Guides are available for both Psychology and Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience majors. Clusters are groupings of courses (both within the Department of Psychology and throughout other programs at the University of Michigan) that focus on a more specific area related to psychology. Students are encouraged to refer to these clusters when making academic and career goals.

The following clusters are currently available:

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Business, Systems, and Organizations
  • Culture, Context, and Communities
  • Development, Psychopathology, and Mental Health
  • Evolution, Biology, and Behavior
  • Gender, Psychology, and Society
  • Health, Development, and Aging
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Language, Thought, and Culture
  • Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensics

 

Honors Programs in Psychology +

The Honors Program in Psychology and in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Psychology and Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience concentrators with strong academic records and an interest in research are encouraged to consider participating in the Honors Program. The program is designed to enable advanced students to gain experience in design, conduct, and analysis of research studies. Students experience an intensive collaboration with a faculty member, and complete a major effort to create new scientific knowledge. The Honors Program can serve as a capstone for their undergraduate studies, and as important preparation for graduate training or employment in a variety of fields.

  1. Requirements. In addition to completing all the requirements for the concentration, an Honors degree designation requires having and maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4, participation in two terms of independent study Honors courses, presenting in the Annual Research Forum, and the completion and acceptance of a written thesis describing an original research project conducted in collaboration with a faculty mentor.
  2. Faculty Partnership. Students wishing to pursue Honors should explore their interests in research and statistics early in their academic career. The student must then identify a faculty research mentor to work in partnership on an Honors project. The research mentor can be any faculty member or research scientist holding a faculty appointment in the University. Students must have one mentor from the Psychology Department. With the mentor as a collaborator, the student will prepare a project plan and timeline for completion. Application deadlines are posted on the Psychology Honors website.
  3. Admission to the Honors Program. A student and their faculty research mentor must apply together for admission to the program; this includes an application and research proposal. Students are encouraged to apply the semester before their final year at the university (i.e., the end of their Junior year) to begin the Fall term of their Senior year. Students will need to have completed their Statistics requirement and have completed or planned completion of their Methods-based lab requirement before applying to the program.
  4. Courses. Once accepted into the Honors Program, Psychology concentrators will elect both PSYCH 425 and 427; Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science concentrators will elect both PSYCH 424 and 426. The Honors courses are graded, may be used towards the required experiential lab concentration credits (Psychology concentration: for a maximum of 6 experiential lab credits and BCN concentration: maximum of 3 credits) and PSYCH 426 or 427 may satisfy the college upper-level writing requirement. Students may be required to take a Methods-based lab in addition to these courses, and are encouraged to meet with the Honors concentration advisor to plan how each course will count toward their plan.
  5. The Honors Thesis. The required senior Honors thesis is a written report describing the design and execution of the research project conducted in collaboration with the faculty mentor. The thesis will be due one calendar month before the anticipated graduation date. All Honors theses must be prepared in American Psychological Association (APA) format, and typically run 30-40 double-spaced pages in length. One electronic and hard copy of the thesis and a submission form must be submitted.
  6. Evaluation of Thesis. The thesis will be evaluated by two-three readers: the mentor, an outside reader (a faculty member not involved in the research project), and a possibly representative of the Honors Program. Students and mentors are responsible for suggesting a second reader prior to submitting their application. The reports of all readers will address the quality of the science reported in the thesis, as well as the quality of the written presentation. The report of the mentor will also address the role the student played in the design, execution, and interpretation of the experiments reported in the thesis, and should point out the role played by others on the project. The Honors Director will then meet to review the recommendations of the readers and decide on the appropriate level of Honors. The Honors Director will attempt to maintain uniform standards, and is not constrained by the recommendations of the readers. Based on LSA guidelines, a determination of "No Honors," "Honors," "High Honors," or "Highest Honors" is made. This determination of an Honors designation must be completed prior to the actual awarding of the degree.

Students interested in the Psychology Department Honors Program should attend an informational session and review program details on the website prior to applying.

 

Previous requirements

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date: Fall 2016-Current

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Psychology may not elect the Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience  major.

Student double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience may share a maximum of 3 courses toward their two programs.

 

Prerequisites to the Major

  • an introductory course (PSYCH 111, 112, or 114) with a “C” or better
  • STATS 250 with a "C-" or better

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 40 credits, including the prerequisites and courses within the major. At least two courses must be taken at the 300-level.

  1.     Breadth Requirement: One course from each of three breadth groups
    • Group I: PSYCH 220 or 240
    • Group II: PSYCH 250 or 270
    • Group III: PSYCH 280 or 290 or 291
  2.     Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:
    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
    2. 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
    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based Lab courses.



    Methods-Based Lab Courses:

    PSYCH 303, 331/332, 341, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 324, 325, 404, 405, 485;

    Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 226, 322, 323, 326, 327, 422, 423; 428, 429

    Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424 & 426, or 425 & 427.

    Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for the major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Experiential lab (community or research-based courses) may be counted towards the Psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

  3.  Electives: Additional 300- and 400-level Courses for the major.
    The remainder of the major is filled by at least four upper-level Psych lecture or seminar courses for a minimum of 12 credits: 
    • at least two of the courses must be at the 300-level (PSYCH 225 or COGSCI 200 may be substituted for one of these courses)
    • at least one of the courses must be at the 400-level

Psychology (General Social Science) Major (Fall 2013-Summer 2016) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date: Fall 2013-Summer 2016; Course list update Winter 2015 effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010  

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Psychology may not elect the Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences  or  Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience  major.

Student double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience may share a maximum of 3 courses toward their two programs.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 24 credits is required for the major. Of the 40 overall credits (pre-requisites and courses for the major), 24 must be completed in-residence directly through University of Michigan's Department of Psychology.  Of these 24 credits, 12 credits must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only one course from the breadth groups may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, the 24 major credits must be letter graded.

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward either the prerequisite or major credits.
    Group Course
    Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology PSYCH 230 or 240 or 245
    Developmental/Psychopathology PSYCH 250 or 270
    Organizational/ Social/ Personality PSYCH 260, 280, or 290
    Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:
    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
    2. 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
    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based Lab courses.

    Methods-Based Lab Courses: PSYCH 303, 331/332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;
    • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 226 (added Winter 2015, effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010), 322, 323, 326, 327, 422, 423;
    • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

    Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Experiential lab (community or research-based courses) may be counted towards the Psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.
  2. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

    The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least 9 credits of lecture or seminar courses. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) Major (Fall 2013-Summer 2015) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date: Fall 2013-Summer 2015; Course list update Winter 2015 effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010  

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Psychology may not elect the Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences  or  Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience  major.

Student double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience may share a maximum of 3 courses toward their two programs.

Prerequisites to the Major. Before declaring a major in Psychology or Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, students must complete:

  • an introductory course (PSYCH 111, 112, or 114) with a minimum letter grade of "C";
  • two gateway courses (PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290) from different breadth groups; and
  • STATS 250 (or 350).

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 24 credits is required for the major. Of the 40 overall credits (prerequisites and courses for the major), 24 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 24 credits, 12 credits must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only one course from the breadth groups may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, the 24 major credits must be letter graded.

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward either the prerequisite or major credits.
    Group Course
    Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology PSYCH 230 or 240 or 245
    Developmental/Psychopathology PSYCH 250 or 270
    Organizational/ Social/ Personality PSYCH 260, 280, or 290
    Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:
    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
    2. 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
    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based Lab courses.

    Methods-Based Lab Courses: PSYCH 303, 331/332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;
    • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 226 (added Winter 2015, effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010), 322, 323, 326, 327, 422, 423;
    • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

    Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Experiential lab (community or research-based courses) may be counted towards the Psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.
  2. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

    The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least 9 credits of lecture or seminar courses. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) Major (WN'12-SU'13) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date: Winter 2012-Summer 2013; Course list update Winter 2015 effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010  

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Psychology may not elect the Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences  or  Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience  major.

Prerequisites to the Major. Before declaring a major in Psychology or Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, students must complete:

  • an introductory course (PSYCH 111, 112, or 114) with a minimum letter grade of "C";
  • two gateway courses (PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290) from different breadth groups; and
  • STATS 250 (or 350).

Requirements for the Major. A minimum of 24 credits is required for the major. Of the 40 overall credits (prerequisites and courses for the major), 24 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 24 credits, 12 credits must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only one course from the breadth groups may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, the 24 major credits must be letter graded.

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward either the prerequisite or major credits.
    Group Course
    Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology PSYCH 230 or 240 or 245
    Developmental/Psychopathology PSYCH 250 or 270
    Organizational/ Social/ Personality PSYCH 260, 280, or 290
    Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:
    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
    2. 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
    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based Lab courses.

    Methods-Based Lab Courses: PSYCH 303, 331/332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;
    • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 226 (added Winter 2015, effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010), 322, 323, 326, 327, 422, 423;
    • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

    Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Experiential lab (community or research-based courses) may be counted towards the Psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.
  2. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

    The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least 9 credits of lecture or seminar courses. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) major (Fall Term, 2011) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date of Major: Fall Term, 2011; 

Course list update Winter 2015 effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010  

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Psychology may not elect the Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences major.

Prerequisites to the Major. Before declaring a major in Psychology or Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, students must complete:

  • an introductory course (PSYCH 111, 112, or 114) with a minimum letter grade of "C";
  • two gateway courses (PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290) from different breadth groups; and
  • STATS 250 (or 350).

 

Requirements for the Major. A minimum of 24 credits is required for the major. Of the 40 overall credits (prerequisites and courses for the major), 24 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 24 credits, 12 credits must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only one course from the breadth groups may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, the 24 major credits must be letter graded.

1.  Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward either the prerequisite or major credits.

Group

Course

 

Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology.

PSYCH 230 or 240

 

Developmental/Psychopathology

PSYCH 250 or 270

Organizational/ Social/ Personality

PSYCH 260, 280, or 290

 

 

2.  Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

  1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
  2. 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
  3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based Lab courses.

Methods-Based Lab Courses:

PSYCH 303, 331/332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

  • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;
  • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 226 (added Winter 2015, effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010), 322, 323, 326, 327, 422, 423;
  • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Experiential lab (community or research-based courses) may be counted towards the Psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

3.  Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least 9 credits of lecture or seminar courses. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) major (Fall 2009 - Summer 2011) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date of Major: Fall 2009 - Summer 2011 ; Course list update Winter 2015 effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010  

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Psychology may not elect the Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences major.

Prerequisites to the Major. Before declaring a major in Psychology or Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, students must complete:

  • an introductory course (PSYCH 111, 112, or 114) with a minimum letter grade of "C";
  • two gateway courses (PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290) from different breadth groups; and
  • STATS 250 (or 350).

Requirements for the Major. A minimum of 24 credits is required for the major. Of the 40 overall credits (prerequisites and courses for the major), 24 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 24 credits, 12 credits must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only one course from the breadth groups may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, 24 credits must be letter graded.

1.  Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward either the prerequisite or major credits.

Group

Course

 

Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology.

PSYCH 230 or 240

 

Developmental/Psychopathology

PSYCH 250 or 270

Organizational/ Social/ Personality

PSYCH 260, 280, or 290

 

 

2.  Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

  1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
  2. 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
  3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from the list of Methods-based Lab courses.

Methods-Based Lab Courses:

PSYCH 303, 331/332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

  • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;
  • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 226 (added Winter 2015, effective Fall 2014 and retroactive to Fall 2010), 322, 323, 326, 327, 422, 423;
  • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Experiential lab (community or research-based courses) may be counted towards the Psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

3.  Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least 9 credits of lecture or seminar courses. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) major (Fall 2008-Summer 2009) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Date of Major: Fall Term, 2008 through Summer 2009 

Prerequisites to the Major

Before declaring a major in Psychology or Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science, students must complete:

  • an introductory course (PSYCH 111, 112, or 114) with a minimum letter grade of "C";
  • two gateway courses (PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290) from different breadth groups; and
  • STATS 250 (or 350).

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 24 credits is required for the major. Of these 24 credits, 20 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 20 credits, four of the courses must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only one course from the breadth groups may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, 24 credits must be letter graded.

1.   Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward major credits, but in combination with the major prerequisites one course must be taken from each of the three groups.

 

Group

Course

Group I.

PSYCH 230 or 240.

Group II.

PSYCH 250 or 270.

Group III.

PSYCH 260, 280, or 290.

2.   Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

  1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;
  2. 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
  3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from either the list of Methods-based Lab courses or from the list of Experiential Lab courses.

Methods-Based Lab Courses:

PSYCH 302, 303, 331/332, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

  • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;
  • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 322, 323, 326, 327,422, 423;
  • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Research-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology major. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

3.   Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least three lecture or seminar courses. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) major (Fall 2007 - Summer 2008) +

Effective Date of Major: Fall Term, 2007 through Summer 2008

May be elected as a departmental major

May be elected as a departmental major

Bachelor of Arts.

Prerequisites to the Major. 

Before declaring a concentration in Psychology or Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences, students must  complete  an  introductory  course  (PSYCH  111,  112,  114,  or 115) with a minimum letter grade of "C". This should be done by the end of a student's sophomore year.

Requirements for the Major. 

A minimum of 34 credits is required for the major. Of these 34 credits, 20 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 20 credits, four of the courses must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only three courses from the breadth requirement may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, 34 credits must be letter graded.

  1.  Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward major credits.
    Group I. PSYCH 230 or 240.
    Group II. PSYCH 250 or 270.
    Group III. PSYCH 260, 280, or 290.

  2. Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;

    2. 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

    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from either the list of Methods-based Lab courses or from the list of Experiential Lab courses.

    Methods-Based Lab Courses:

    PSYCH 302, 303, 331, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    •  Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;

    •  Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 322, 323, 326, 327,422, 423;

    •  Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

      Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Research-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology major. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

  3.  Statistics: One course. STATS 350 is required. Students interested in a stronger mathematical foundation in statistics may substitute STATS 425 and 426.

  4. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

    The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least three lecture or seminar courses, and may not include more than one course listed ass meeting the psychology major methods-based or experiential lab requirement. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.


    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

 

Psychology major (Fall 2006 through Summer 2007) +

Effective Date of major: Fall Term, 2006 through Summer 2007 

May be elected as a departmental major

May be elected as a departmental major

 

Prerequisites to the Major. 


Before declaring a concentration in Psychology or Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences, students must  complete  an  introductory  course  (PSYCH  111,  112,  114,  or 115) with a minimum letter grade of "C". This should be done by the end of a student's sophomore year.

Bachelor of Arts. A minimum of 34 credits is required for the major. Of these 34 credits, 20 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 20 credits, four of the courses must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only three courses from the breadth requirement may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, 34 credits must be letter graded.

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward major credits.
    Group I. PSYCH 230 or 240.
    Group II. PSYCH 250 or 270.
    Group III. PSYCH 260, 280, or 290.

  2. Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;

    2. 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

    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from either the list of Methods-based Lab courses or from the list of Experiential Lab courses.

    Methods-Based Lab Courses: PSYCH 302, 303, 331, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;

    • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 322, 323, 422, 423;

    • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

      Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Research-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology major. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

  3. Statistics: One course. STATS 350 is required. Students interested in a stronger mathematical foundation in statistics may substitute STATS 425 and 426.

  4. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

    The remainder of the major is filled by upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses, which must include at least three lecture or seminar courses, and may not include more than one course listed ass meeting the psychology major methods-based or experiential lab requirement. It is strongly recommended that majors elect at least one 400-level course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (General Social Science) major (Fall 2004-Summer 2006) +

Effective Date of major: Fall Term, 2004 through Summer 2006 

May be elected as a departmental major

May be elected as a departmental major

 

Prerequisites to the Major. 


Before declaring a concentration in Psychology or Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences, students must  complete  an  introductory  course  (PSYCH  111,  112,  114,  or   115) with a minimum letter grade of —C“. This should be done by the end of a student‘s sophomore year.

Bachelor of Arts. A minimum of 34 credits is required for the major. Of these 34 credits, 20 must be completed directly through the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology at the Ann Arbor campus. Of these 20 credits, four of the courses must be upper-division (300 or above). 100-level courses may not be used to meet the requirements for the major or the credit requirement. Only three courses from the breadth requirement may be used toward the major. Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, 34 credits must be letter graded.

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the groups below. Only one course from each group may be used toward major credits.

    Group I.

    PSYCH 230 or 240.

    Group II.

    PSYCH 250 or 270.

    Group III.

    PSYCH 260, 280, or 290.


  2. Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;

    2. 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

    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from either the list of Methods-based Lab courses or from the list of Experiential Lab courses.

    Methods-Based Lab Courses: PSYCH 302, 303, 331, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 325, 404, 405, 485;

    • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 322, 323, 422, 423;

    • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

      Note: Credit/No-credit courses may be used toward the Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the psychology major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Research-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology major. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

  3. Statistics: One course. STATS 350 is required. Students interested in a stronger mathematical foundation in statistics may substitute STATS 425 and 426.

  4. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses. 

    The remainder of the major is filled by various upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses. Majors are strongly recommended to elect at least one 400-level or above course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

 

Psychology (General Social Science) major (Fall 2002 through Summer2004) +

effective date of major: Fall Term, 2002 through Fall 2004 

May be elected as a departmental major

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to Concentration.
Students planning to concentrate in psychology should elect an introductory psychology course (PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115) by the end of the sophomore year. Students who receive a grade lower than “C” in any of these courses are ineligible for a concentration in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts. After Introductory Psychology, students must complete a minimum of 34 credits in post-introductory psychology courses, including the required Psychology and Statistics courses listed below. A maximum of three 200-level breadth courses can count towards the 34 major credits. The remaining credits must be at the upper level (300-599). Although some courses that are graded credit/no credit may be used to meet the lab requirement, 34 credits must be letter graded.

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from each of the following three groups:

 

Group I.

PSYCH 230 or 240.

Group II.

PSYCH 250 or 270.

Group III.

PSYCH 260, 280, or 290.


 

  1. Lab Requirement: To meet the lab requirement, students may complete either:

    1. two (at least 3 credits each) courses from the list of Methods-based Lab courses;

    2. 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

    3. the Psychology Honors Research sequence (6 credits total) and one course (at least 3 credits) from either the list of Methods-based Lab courses or from the list of Experiential Lab courses.

     

    Methods-Based Lab Courses: PSYCH 302, 303, 331, 341, 342, 351, 361, 371, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses (3 credits minimum to satisfy requirement):

    • Community-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 211, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317/318, 319/320, 325, 404, 405;

    • Research-based Lab Courses: PSYCH 322, 323, 328, 329, 422, 423;

    • Honors Research Sequence: PSYCH 424, 425, 426, 427.

      Note: A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Community-based courses may be counted towards the psychology major. Non-graded courses may meet the Community-based Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. A minimum of three credits of Research-based courses must be taken in a single academic term to satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded Research-based courses may be counted towards the Psychology major. Non-graded courses may meet the Research-based Lab requirement, but will not count toward the total number of psychology credits required for major. Students wishing to pursue the Psychology Honors Research program should acquire research and statistical skills early in their major before applying.

  2. Statistics: One course. STATS 350 is required. Students interested in a stronger mathematical foundation in statistics may substitute STATS 425 and 426.

  3. Additional 300- and 400-level Major Courses.

    The remainder of the major is filled by various upper-level (300- and 400-level) psychology courses. Majors are strongly recommended to elect at least one 400-level or above course.

    Courses which may not be used as part of a major in Psychology are identified in the course listings.

    Majors who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Majors are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the plan for the major.

Psychology (Spring 2001 -Summer 2002) +

effective date of concentration: Spring Term, 2001-Summer 2002 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Prerequisites to Concentration. Students planning to concentrate in psychology should elect an introductory psychology course (Psychology 111, 112, 114, or 115) by the end of the sophomore year. Students who receive a grade lower than "C" in Psychology 111, 114, or 115 are ineligible for a concentration in psychology.

Bachelor of Arts. 30 credits in post-introductory courses, including:

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from four of the following five groups:

    Group I.

    Psychology 340.

    Group II.

    Psychology 330.

    Group III.

    Psychology 350.

    Group IV.

    Psychology 360, 380, or 390.

    Group V.

    Psychology 370.

  2. Lab Requirement: Each psychology concentrator must complete two lab courses. A student may either complete two labs from the list of research-based lab courses, or the student may take one lab from the list of research based lab courses and one lab from the list of experiential lab courses.

    Research-Based Courses: Psychology 302, 303, 331, 332, 341, 342, 343, 351, 361, 371, 372, 381, 383, 391.

    Experiential Lab Courses: Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 579.

    Four credits of Psychology 211, Project Outreach, completed in two different sections. Psychology 211 is graded credit/no credit. the credits do not count toward the 30 credits required for the concentration.

    Three credits of Psychology 404 or 405 (Field Practicum), or 408 (Field Practicum in Research Techniques/ Natural Science) or 409 (Field Practicum in Research Techniques). Psychology 404, 405, 408, and 409 are graded credit/ no credit. the credits do not count toward the 30 credits required for the concentration.

     

  3. Statistics: One course. Statistics 350 is required. Students interested in a stronger ma thematical foundation in Statistics may substitute Statistics 425 and 426.

Additional Concentration Courses.

the following courses may be used to satisfy additional concentration requirements: Psych. 301, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 346, 347, 348, 352, 353, 355, 359, 372, 393, 400-402, 411, 412, 414, 418, 432, 433, 436, 438, 439, 441, 442, 445, 446, 448, 456, 463, 464, 470, 471, 474, 475, 476, 482, 486, 488, 491, 498, 500-502, 505, 507, 512, 513, 514, 530, 531, 539, 541, 542, 551, 558, 561, 565, 570, 571, 572, 573, 575, 576, 577, 581, 590, 591, 592.

Courses which may not be used as part of a concentration in psychology are identified in the course listings. Concentrators who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Concentrators are also advised that additional courses in ma thematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the concentration plan.

Honors Concentration. the department offers Honors work both at the introductory and advanced levels. Underclass Honors students may elect Psychology 114 or 115 as prerequisite to more advanced work. Students interested in an Honors concentration in psychology may obtain information and application material from the LS&A Honors Program Office, 1228 Angell Hall, or the Psychology Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. Applications for the psychology Honors sequence of courses are usually reviewed only in the winter term of the sophomore year or the fall term of the junior year. Students wishing to pursue Honors by petition must file a statement of intent at least one full term prior to graduation. Details and deadlines are available in the Psychology Undergraduate Office.

Honors candidates pursuing either the Psychology or the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration complete the regular statistics and advanced laboratory requirements for concentration, as differentially detailed above. In addition, Psychology concentrators must elect one course from each of the five groups, while Biopsychology and Cognitive Science Honors candidates must meet their group course requirements plus cognates from the categories listed in 2. However, courses in these groups differ from those above for both A.B. and B.S. candidates. Contact the Honors advisor or Psychology Undergraduate Office for details. Honors candidates pursuing either concentration also, if admitted to the Honors sequence of courses, elect Psychology 312, 510, and 511 as part of the necessary approved credits. Psychology 312, elected in the winter term of the junior year, emphasizes research methodologies as well as an extensive literature review to insure that students have an adequate basis upon which to initiate a senior Honors project. Enrollment in Psychology 510 and 511 during the senior year acknowledges a student's intention to complete the senior Honors thesis, which involves the design and execution of an acceptable research project and written report describing and analyzing this research. Satisfactory completion of Psychology 510 may substitute for one of the advanced laboratory requirements, as detailed above in 2 (Psychology) or 3 (Biopsychology and Cognitive Science), but one regular lab must be elected.

Psychology (Fall 2000-Winter 2001) +

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Prerequisites to Concentration. Students planning to concentrate in psychology should elect an introductory psychology course (Psychology 111, 112, 114, or 115) by the end of the sophomore year. Students who receive a grade lower than "C" in Psychology 111, 114, or 115 are ineligible for a concentration in psychology.

Bachelor of Arts. 30 credits in post-introductory courses, including:

  1. Breadth Requirement: At least one course from four of the following five groups:

  2. Group I. Psychology 340.
    Group II. Psychology 330.
    Group III. Psychology 350.
    Group IV. Psychology 360, 380, or 390.
    Group V. Psychology 370.
  3. Lab Requirement: Each psychology concentrator must complete two lab courses. A student may either complete two labs from the list of research-based lab courses, or the student may take one lab from the list of research based lab courses and one lab from the list of experiential lab courses.

  4. Research-Based Courses: Psychology 302, 303, 331, 332, 341, 342, 343, 351, 361, 371, 372, 381, 383, 391, 510.

  5. Experiential Lab Courses: Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 317, 319, 579.

  6. Four credits of Psychology 211, Project Outreach, completed in two different sections. Psychology 211 is graded credit/no credit. The credits do not count toward the 30 credits required for the concentration.
  7. Three credits of Psychology 404 or 405 (Field Practicum), or 408 (Field Practicum in Research Techniques/ Natural Science) or 409 (Field Practicum in Research Techniques). Psychology 404, 405, 408, and 409 are graded credit/ no credit. The credits do not count toward the 30 credits required for the concentration.
  8. Statistics: One course. Statistics 402 is required. Students interested in a stronger mathematical foundation in Statistics may substitute Statistics 425 and 426.

 

Additional Concentration Courses.

The following courses may be used to satisfy additional concentration requirements: Psych. 301, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 319, 372, 400-402, 410, 411, 412, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 436, 439, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 451, 453, 455, 456, 459, 463, 464, 467, 468, 471, 474, 475, 482, 486, 488, 490, 491, 498, 500-502, 505, 507, 512, 513, 514, 530, 531, 539, 541, 542, 551, 558, 561, 565, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 579, 581, 590, 591, 592.

Courses which may not be used as part of a concentration in psychology are identified in the course listings. Concentrators who are planning to earn graduate degrees in psychology may find a supplementary background in the biological sciences or in the social and behavioral sciences (i.e., anthropology, sociology, etc.) helpful in their later studies. Concentrators are also advised that additional courses in mathematics, communication sciences, and logic are likely to facilitate advanced study in psychology. A student's personal interests should determine the shape of the concentration plan.

Honors Concentration. The department offers Honors work both at the introductory and advanced levels. Underclass Honors students may elect Psychology 114 or 115 as prerequisite to more advanced work. Students interested in an Honors concentration in psychology may obtain information and application material from the LS&A Honors Program Office, 1228 Angell Hall, or the Psychology Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. Applications for the psychology Honors sequence of courses are usually reviewed only in the winter term of the sophomore year or the fall term of the junior year. Students wishing to pursue Honors by petition must file a statement of intent at least one term prior to graduation. Details and deadlines are available in the Psychology Undergraduate Office.

Honors candidates pursuing either the Psychology or the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration complete the regular statistics and advanced laboratory requirements for concentration, as differentially detailed above. In addition, Psychology concentrators must elect one course from each of the five groups, while Biopsychology and Cognitive Science Honors candidates must meet their group course requirements plus cognates from the categories listed in 2, 4, and 6. However, courses in these groups differ from those above for both A.B. and B.S. candidates. Contact the Honors advisor or Psychology Undergraduate Office for details. Honors candidates pursuing either concentration also, if admitted to the Honors sequence of courses, elect Psychology 312, 510, and 511 as part of the necessary approved credits. Psychology 312, elected in the winter term of the junior year, emphasizes research methodologies as well as an extensive literature review to insure that students have an adequate basis upon which to initiate a senior Honors project. Enrollment in Psychology 510 and 511 during the senior year acknowledges a student's intention to complete the senior Honors thesis, which involves the design and execution of an acceptable research project and written report describing and analyzing this research. Satisfactory completion of Psychology 510 may substitute for one of the advanced laboratory requirements, as detailed above in 2 (Psychology) or 3 (Biopsychology and Cognitive Science), but one regular lab must be elected.


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