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Psychological Sciences

Social Psychology Concentration

The concentration in social psychology emphasizes the study of how social situations affect behavior. 

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology is required 
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours) 
    • PSYS 331 Psychology of Human and Animal Learning
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology is required.
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems 

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology 

Capstone (3 hours) 

  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology 

Social Psychology Concentration Courses (12 hours) 

  • Required
    • PSYS 413 Psychological Measurement
  • Electives
    • PSYS 433 Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYS 450 Personality Psychology
    • PSYS 451 Psychology of Religion
    • PSYS 453 Psychology of Women
    • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
    • PSYS 482 Psychology of Sexuality
    • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
    • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)
    • PSY 412 Motivation and Emotion

Program Total: 37 credit hours

B.S. in Psychological Sciences (PSYS Major)

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Core Requirements 

Concentration Requirements

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