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Program of Study
The degree must include a minimum of 4 courses in Psychology taken at the 300‐ and/or 400‐ level. With
Division Chair approval, certain Human Services courses may fulfill degree requirements.
General Core Requrements
Py480 Senior Seminar
Psychology Major Core
Py150 Psychology
Py321 Social Research (Mg330 Marketing Research and Nu311 Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice may be considered as a substitute for this requirement.)
Py400 Practicum and Seminar I
Py402 Abnormal Psychology
Psychology Electives:
Choose 1 course from each area (3 courses with at least one at the 300 level)
Developmental Electives
Py203 Lifespan Development
Py205 Child Growth and Development
Py206 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Py207 Individuals with Special Needs
Py307 Issues in Adolescence
Py430 Death and Dying
Theoretical Electives
Py204 Family Dynamics
Py230 Cognition, Learning, and Memory
Py303 Human Sexuality
Py310 Human Behavior in Social Environments
Py330 Biologic Basis of Behavior
Clinical Electives
Py208 Chemical Dependency
Py250 Interviewing Skills and Case Management
Py320 Community Based Interventions and Public Policy
Py340 Individual and Small Group Interactions
Py351 Health and Stress
Py403 Group Counseling
Py415 Conflict Resolution
Py440 Schools of Psychotherapy
3 Psychology Electives (one of which must be at the 300- or 400-level)

Psychology Program Objectives*

Graduates in Psychology will be able to:
1. Have a working knowledge of content domains within the field.
2. Be able to use the scientific method to critically think about psychological phenomena.
3. Understand the ethical issues associated with conducting research and providing treatment to
individuals and groups.
4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to the field.
5. Demonstrate the personal skills necessary to effectively working within the field.
*Adapted from the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major