Psychology majors must take the GRE as 2nd-semester juniors and have their scores reported to the Registrar’s Office and Psychology Department no later than the fall semester of their senior year. It is recommended that students take both the GRE general test and subject-specific test. All graduate schools of psychology require the GRE for admission.
The Psychology major is open to sophomores who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Each student must earn a grade of "C" or better in Effective Writing and Effective Reading. All majors must complete 35 credit hours in the core curriculum (with grade “C” or better) consisting of:
MAT 103: Pre-Calculus I
PHI 103: Logic and Effective Thinking
PSY 111: General Psychology I
PSY 112: General Psychology II
PSY 213: Abnormal Psychology
SSD 215: Foundations of Statistical Thinking
PSY 216: Experimental Psychology
SSD 329: Applied Statistics in Social Science Research
PSY 411: History and Systems
PSY 422: Psychological Research Writing
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Psychology degree candidates must also complete an additional 18 hours credit of electives from the elective courses listed below.
Minimum of 6 hours from each group:
Group I: Developmental Psychology
Group II: Social Personality and Topics in Psychology
Group III: Learning Theory, Neuroscience, Measurements, Sensation, and Perception
Sensation and Perception
Psychology of Learning
General Education Requirements
Students may choose 13 hours of electives from any other department to fulfill the 124 credit hour requirement for graduation. Those students who plan to apply to graduate school are strongly urged to take several elective courses in philosophy, mathematics, computer science and natural sciences. It is strongly recommended that students take a course in Ethics (SSD 247, Hum 247 & NSD 247), Fundamental Programming (CSC 221) or Principles of Biology I-II (BIO 120-210) and General Chemistry I-II (CHE 115-116).
Psychology Major Suggested Course Sequence: 56-58 Credit Hours