Course Schedule Planning

The Psychology Department recommends planning your courses a year or two in advance to ensure that you have the prerequisites necessary for upper level courses. There are 10 courses required to fulfill a psychology major:

  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 310 Psychology Research: Design and Analysis
  • One methods course from Cognitive/Neuroscience areas
  • One methods course from Developmental/Clinical or Social-I/O areas
  • At least one seminar
  • Four electives, any columns (can include seminars, tutorials, practica)
  • One capstone-level course (PSY 400, 401, 402)

You must also meet the major distribution requirement, at least one course from each of the three major areas of psychology, including cognitive and neuroscience, clinical and developmental, and social and industrial/organizational. Seminars do not count towards your major distribution requirement.

A third methods course is required to be eligible to be considered for honors.

To help ensure that you meet all of the necessary requirements, you may download this helpful course planning sheet (PDF).

Upcoming Course Offerings

The schedule below represents courses the psychology department expects to offer in coming semesters (academic year 2016-17). Specific course offerings are not guaranteed because some scheduling changes may occur.

Fall 2016

Introductory Psychology Courses
PSY 101 General Psychology (Good/Leyva/Staff)
PSY 310 Psychology Research Design & Analysis (Boyd)

PSY 276 Cognitive Psychology (Munger)
PSY 284 Drugs and Behavior (Smith)
PSY 303 Psychology Research: Behavioral Neuroscience (Ramirez)
PSY 304 Psychology Research: Memory (Multhaup)

PSY 241 Child Development (Leyva)
PSY 245 Psychology of Aging (Multhaup)
PSY 314 Psychology Research: Clinical (Sockol)

PSY 232 Social Psychology (Good)
PSY 234 Child Psychopathology (Stutts)
PSY 254 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Boyd)
PSY 316 Psychology Research: Industrial Organizational (Tonidandel)

PSY 354 Rehabilitation Psychology (Stutts)
PSY 361 Psychopharmacology (Smith)

PSY 400 Thesis (by arrangement with individual faculty)

Spring 2017

Introductory Psychology Courses
PSY 101 General Psychology (Boyd/Kello)
PSY 310 Psychology Research: Design & Analysis (Tonidandel)

PSY 301 Psychology Research: Perception & Attention (Munger)

PSY 231 Abnormal Psychology (Sockol)
PSY 242 Educational Psychology (Leyva)
PSY 315 Psychology Research: Child Development (Leyva)

PSY 220 Health Psychology (Stutts)
PSY 260 Organization Development (Kello)
PSY 318 Psychology Research: Social Psychology (Good)

PSY 353 Psychology of Prejudice (Good)

PSY 400 Senior Thesis (by arrangement with individual faculty)
PSY 401 Issues in Psychology (Boyd/Sockol)
PSY 402 History and Systems in Psychology (Munger)