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Requirements

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 Major50-54 units
Core Courses32 units
Understanding the field of psychology:
PSYC 110
General Psychology*/^
3
Understanding human behavior:
PSYC 290
Human Growth and Development*
3
PSYC 295
Social Psychology
3
PSYC 299
Applied Statistics
3
PSYC 360
Abnormal Psychology
3
PSYC 362
Research Methods in Psychology**/^^
4
PSYC 400
Cultural Psychology**
3
PSYC 435
Psychology and Christianity: Integration Seminar
3
PSYC 470
Introduction to Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior
3
Select one of the following:
BIOL 101
Fundamentals of Biology*
4
- and -
BIOL 101L
Fundamentals of Biology Lab*
0
– or –
BIOL 151
General Biology I*
4
- and -
BIOL 151L
General Biology I Lab*
0
Psychology Concentrations18-22 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 Education core 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.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.