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Academic Programs

Major

Lower division requirements

Introductory Courses

  • PSYC 1: General Psychology I (meets core Social Science)
  • PSYC 2: General Psychology II (meets core Social Science)
  • MATH 8: Statistics (must be taken prior to taking PSYC 53)
  • MATH 6: Finite Math or one term of Calculus from MATH 35: Calculus for Life Sciences I (preferred) or MATH 11: Calculus 1. This math requirement can be taken at any time.

Statistics and Research Methods   

  • PSYC 51: Statistics and Methods I
  • PSYC 52: Statistics and Methods II
  • PSYC 53: Statistics and Methods Practicum (meets Values in Science and Technology Pathway)

Upper division courses

Biological (Choose one)

  • PSYC 165: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 166: Human Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 167: Psychopharmacology

Developmental (Choose one)

  • PSYC 172: Adolescent Development (meets Children, Family, Society Pathway)
  • PSYC 185: Developmental Psychology I (meets Children, Family, Society Pathway and core ELSJ if taken as 185EL)
  • PSYC 196: Psychology of Aging (meets core Diversity and ELSJ)

Applied (Choose one)

  • PSYC 115: Abnormal Psychology (meets core ELSJ if takens as 115EL)
  • PSYC 117: Health Psychology (meets Global Health Pathway)
  • PSYC 140: Behavioral Analysis
  • PSYC 157: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Social / Personality (Choose one)

  • PSYC 150: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 160: Personality
  • PSYC 162: Cultural Psychology

Learning / Cognition / Perception (Choose one)

  • PSYC 120: Perception (meets Values in Science & Technology Pathway)
  • PSYC 130: Psychology of Learning (meets Values in Science & Technology Pathway)
  • PSYC 131: Cognitive Psychology (meets Values in Science & Technology Pathway)
  • PSYC 138:  Memory

Senior Advanced Topics  (Students will choose one--class sections can vary year-to-year)

  • PSYC 116: Advanced Topics in Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 118: Advanced Topics in Health Psychology
  • PSYC 132: Advanced Topics in Learning
  • PSYC 133: Advanced Topics in Cognitive
  • PSYC 141: Advanced Topics in Culture and Emotion
  • PSYC 151: Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
  • PSYC 168: Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 171: Advanced Topics in History of Psychology
  • PSYC 178: Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology

Electives (Choose any additional three upper division Psychology courses from the above breadth areas or from classes listed below):

  • PSYC 102: Writing in Psychology (meets core Advanced Writing)
  • PSYC 114: Ethics in Psychology (meets core Ethics, Applied Ethics Pathway)
  • PSYC 134: Psychology of Education (meets Children, Family and Society Pathway)
  • PSYC 135: Psychology of Sleep and Dreaming
  • PSYC 137: Psycholinguistics
  • PSYC 144: Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC 153: Psychology of Close Relationships
  • PSYC 155: Psychology and Law (meets core Civic Engagement)
  • PSYC 157: Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 169: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 182: Psychology of Gender (meets core Diversity, Values in Science and Technology Pathway, Children, Family, Society Pathway)
  • PSYC 193: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (meets core RTC II)