Psychological Science and Applied Psychology Options

Freshman YearCredits
PSYX 100IS - Intro to Psychology4
Choose one of the following:
Math placement exam at level 4 or higher
M 105Q - Contemporary Mathematics (formerly M 145Q, Math for Liberal Arts)
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
Psychology Electives6
Year Total: 10
Sophomore YearCredits
PSYX 223 - Research Design and Analysis I4
PSYX 225 - Research Design and Analysis II3
Psychology Electives6
Year Total: 13
Junior YearCredits
PSYX 490R - Undergraduate Research
or PSYX 495 - Field Pract in Applied Psy
Psychology Electives6
Year Total: 9
Senior YearCredits
PSYX 499R - Senior Thesis/Capstone3
Psychology Electives6
Year Total: 9
Total Program Credits: 41
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Years
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES (as noted above):
Choose at least one course from each of the following four groups (12 credits):
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Sensation & Perception
Memory & Cognition
Judgment & Decision Making
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Psychology of Prejudice
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Aging
Abnormal Psychology
Choose at least four of the following courses (12 credits). Courses listed above in the four groups are also available:
Contemp Issues in Human Sexual
The Psychology of Film
Fund Psychology of Learning
Psychological Measurement
Applied Critical Thinking
Psychology of Gender
Behavior Modification
Health Psychology
History & System in Psychology
Indust & Organiz Psych
Social Cognition
Advanced Behavior Analysis
Science of Psych Well-Being
Special Topics
University CORE, PSYX, and General Electives76
Total Credits120

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Applied Psychology Option

Students interested in areas of applied psychology such as industrial/organizational psychology, human resource management, or organizational behavior, may consider the Applied Psychology Option and may choose elective courses in such disciplines as business, management, industrial and management engineering, or statistics.

Psychological Science Option

Students interested in areas of psychological science may choose elective courses in disciplines such as sociology, political science, computer science, or statistics.

Students interested in advanced study in clinical psychology or counseling psychology may follow either the Psychological Science Option or the Applied Psychology Option and should choose elective courses in such disciplines as human development, pre-med, or statistics.

Students in either psychology option should consider developing a minor or second major in an area that enhances career interests.  Information regarding these options is available through the Psychology Advising Office, Psychology Faculty Advisors, and the Psychology Department website.