Nov 16, 2018  
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Psychology, B.A.

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The Psychology curriculum begins with PSY 101 - General Psychology , a course that introduces students to the various areas within the field. General Psychology exposes students to the terminology, theories and methods that are part of psychology today. PSY 101  is a prerequisite for all other courses in the department except PSY 204  and  PSY 261 .

After the completion of PSY 101 - General Psychology, students are able to enroll in all 200-level courses and most 300-level courses. It is recommended that 200-level courses be taken before 300-level courses, though that is not a requirement. The 400-level courses are geared for students who have a solid background in the field and are usually taken during the Junior and Senior years.

It is generally recommended that PSY 261 - Introduction to Statistics  and PSY 271 - Research Methods in Psychology  be completed by the end of the first semester of the Junior year. It is also advisable to, if possible, take PSY 261 and PSY 271 in consecutive semesters.


Students, in consultation with their psychology faculty advisors, will design their own sequence. Examples of sequences students can design include school psychology sequence, clinical psychology sequence, industrial-organizational psychology sequence, graduate school experimental psychology sequence, Masters level counseling psychology sequence, etc. The students’ choices should be guided by their present and future goals.

All students are required to take at least 11 Psychology courses. These must include: 


Any Junior and Senior Psychology majors with GPA’s of 3.00 or greater desiring to enroll in either PSY 475 - Internship in Applied Psychology I  or PSY 476 - Internship in Applied Psychology II  must schedule an appointment with Dr. Ellie Stein, the Psychology Department Internship Coordinator, prior to completing any Internship Application paperwork or contacting any placement sites.

The meeting should take place during the last month of the semester preceding the semester during which the internship will be completed. In addition to completing 120 hours of field placement for a three credit internship, students will be expected to submit professional journal entries weekly and to meet periodically both individually and in group settings with Dr. Stein. Readings and additional writing assignments will be assigned as necessary in order to enhance performance at the placement.

Only one Internship may be included as part of the courses needed to fulfill the major.

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