The core requirements of the psychology major provide students with a grounding in the primary areas of the discipline and an understanding of the basics of human behavior.
Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.0 in the courses counted for the psychology major or minor.
|Requirements for the Psychology Major||50-54 units|
|Core Courses||32 units|
|Understanding the field of psychology:|
PSYC 110General Psychology*/^
|Understanding human behavior:|
PSYC 290Human Growth and Development*
PSYC 299Applied Statistics
PSYC 325Social Psychology
PSYC 360Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 362Research Methods in Psychology***/^^
PSYC 400Cultural Psychology**
PSYC 435Psychology and Christianity: Integration Seminar
PSYC 470Introduction to Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior
|Select one of the following:|
|– or –|
|Psychology Concentrations||18-22 units|
Beyond core requirements, students complete the major requirements by choosing a concentration. The department offers eight concentrations to assist students in preparing for careers in psychology. Based on a student’s primary interests, the choice of a concentration enables the student to begin to prepare for post-baccalaureate work in psychology. Concentrations should be declared in the spring semester of the sophomore year.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^An AP psychology score of 3, 4, or 5 will be accepted for PSYC 110.
^^There is a lab component to this class.