General Psychology Major

Degree requirements for students enrolled before Fall, 2006

  • PYC100 (3cr)
  • STA225 (3cr)
  • PYC2500 (3cr)
  • PYC301 (3cr)
  • PYC341 (3cr)
  • PYC360+361 (4cr)
  • PYC407 (4cr)
  • PYC409+410 (3cr)
  • PYC412 (3cr)
  • PYC414+415 (4cr)
  • PYC420 (3cr)
TOTAL: 37cr

Degree requirements for new students after Fall, 2006

  • Core requirements: 12cr
  • Basic processes + advanced laboratory: 6cr
  • Distribution areas:
    • Developmental Psychology/Family Life: 6cr (PYC2500 + 1 elective)
    • Clinical Processes: 3cr (1 elective)
    • Social issues/Group Dynamics: 6cr (PYC2600 + 1 elective)
  • Capstone: 3cr (1 elective)

TOTAL: 36 cr

Detailed degree requirements for new students after Fall, 2006

Recommended for years 1 & 2

1. 0 Core: Topics and methods to illustrate concepts, principles, and theories in Psychology

  • PYC 1000 Introductory Psychology (3cr)
  • STA 2250 Statistics (3cr)
  • PYC 2010 Research Methods I ( 3cr, Co-requisite: STA 225)
  • PYC 2020 Research Methods II (3cr, Pre-requisite: PYC 201)

Sub-total: 12cr

Recommended for year 3

2. 0 Basic Processes

Prerequisite: PYC 2020

  • One of the following:
  • PYC 4070 Psychobiology (formerly Physiological Psych) (3cr)
  • PYC 4090Perceptual & Cognitive processes (3cr)
  • PYC 4140 Learning & Memory (3cr)

Sub-total: 3cr

2. 1 Advanced Lab in Basic Processes

Prerequisite: PYC 2020; corresponding scientific content course

  • One following to match scientific content course:
  • PYC 4080 Advanced Psychobiology lab (3cr)
  • PYC 4100 Advanced Perceptual & Cognitive lab (3cr)
  • PYC 4150 Advanced Learning (3 cr.)

Sub-total: 3cr

3.0 Distribution areas

3.1 Developmental Psychology/Family Life:

A. PYC 2500 Developmental (3cr)
B. One of the following:

  • PYC 2330 Parent/child relationships (3cr)
  • PYC 2340 Infancy/Early Childhood Development (3cr)
  • PYC 2360 Middle Childhood/Adolescent Development (3cr)
  • PYC 2560 Adult Development and Aging (3cr)
  • PYC 2750 Human Sexuality (3cr)
  • PYC 3510 Family Development (3cr)
  • PYC 4510 Death and Dying (3cr)

Sub-total: 6cr
N.B. Sections A and B may be completed in any sequence

3.2 Clinical Processes:

One of the following:

  • PYC 3410 Personality (3cr)
  • PYC 3420 Abnormal (3cr)
  • PYC 3430 Health Psychology (3cr)

Sub-total: 3cr

3.3 Social issues/Group Dynamics

A. PYC 2600 Social Psychology (formerly PYC360 + PYC361) - 3 cr

B. One of the following:

  • PYC 3500 Religion & Psychology (3cr)
  • PYC 3540 Sex Differences/Sex Roles (3cr)
  • PYC 2620 Exploring Leadership (3cr)
  • PYC 4400 Cross Cultural Socialization (3cr)
  • PYC 3700 I/O Psychology (3cr)
  • PYC 4900 Group Dynamics (3cr)

Sub-total:6cr

Recommended for year 4

4.0 Capstone: Integrative experience

One of the following:

  • PYC 4120 History and Systems (3cr)
  • PYC 4200 Testing and Measurement (3cr)
  • PYC 4910 Research in Developmental Psychology (3cr)
  • PYC 4950 Special Projects (3cr)
  • PYC 4990 Advanced issues in Psychology: instructor?s area of research and expertise (3cr)

Sub-total: 3cr

New equivalent curriculum for students enrolled before Fall, 2006

Old curriculum New curriculum equivalent
PYC100 - 3cr 3cr PYC 1000 Introductory Psychology
STA225 - 3cr 3cr STA2250
PYC250 - 3cr 3cr PYC2500
+3cr ONE of the following former electives: PYC2330,PYC2340,PYC2360,PYC 2560,PYC 2750, PYC3510,PYC 4510
PYC301 - 3cr 3cr PYC2010
PYC341 - 3cr 3cr PYC3410 OR PYC3420 OR PYC3430
PYC360+361 - 4cr PYC2600
+ 3cr ONE of the following former electives:
PYC3500, PYC3540, PYC2620, PYC4400, PYC3700, PYC4900
PYC412 - 3cr

PYC420 - 3cr

3cr PYC4120 OR PYC4200 OR PYC4910 OR PYC4950 OR PYC4990

PYC407 - 4cr

PYC409+410 - 4cr

PYC414+415- 4cr

3cr PYC4070 OR PYC4090 OR PYC4140
Total: 37cr

Sub total: 30 cr + any 2 PYC courses from curriculum (with appropriate prerequisites)

Total: 36 cr