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Psychological Sciences


General Concentration

This concentration provides a flexible format for students to design their own concentration in consultation with their advisor. 

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • Survey of the Discipline (3 hours)
    • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology
    • PSYS 160 Introduction to Biopsychology (3 hours)
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    • PSYS 321 Child Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 331 Principles of Human and Animal Learning
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 (or PSYS 362) 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

Integrative Science in Psychology (3 hours)

  • PSYS 380 Psychology and Science Fiction
  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Lab Experience (1 hour) 

    • Select any one PSYS course with a laboratory or lecture / laboratory designation at the 300-level or above.
    • This requirement began with the 2017-2018 catalog.

Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • Students who choose to design a custom concentration will select 12 hours from courses not used to satisfy their Foundations of Psychology requirements or from concentration courses in any of the other thematic concentations. 

Program Total: 38 credit hours 


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 Last Modified 10/10/18