The Psychology Major
The Psychology Department offers a bachelor of arts degree in general psychology. A major in Psychology requires completion of 12 psychology courses, totaling 39 credits.
- Foundations: Introducing Psychology and its Methods
All students take three core courses, Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods and Statistical Analysis I & II.
- Breadth: Exploring Psychology from Diverse Perspectives
Students take at least one course from four domains: Understanding Individuals, Understanding Biological Processes, Understanding Social and Cultural Contexts, and Understanding Developmental Processes.
- Depth: Developing Interests and Applying Research Methods to the Study of Behavior
Students then have the opportunity to specialize by taking at least one seminar course, one advanced laboratory course, and three electives.
The Neuroscience Certificate
The Department of Psychology offers a certificate in neuroscience in collaboration with the Department of Biology.
Four freshman psychology majors and four biology majors are accepted into the program each year. After completing Introduction to Psychology and General Biology I their first semester; students apply to the program in the spring semester of their freshman year.
Students can also earn the certificate without being formally admitted into the program if they complete all the required coursework.