Psychology Major Advising Checklist

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Major Requirements

33 hours in psychology, to be composed of the following:

Course Pre-Req
PY 101 Introductory Psychology None
PY 211 Elementary Statistics (with at least a C-) PY 101 or 105; Math 100
PY 321 Professional Issues None
PY 355 Experimental Psychology PY 211 (C-)
PY 356 Research Lab PY 211 (C-)
PY 370 History and Systems PY 101 or 105
2 PY Writing courses (e.g., 379, 391, 491; at least one is PY 491) PY 355//356

 

One course from 3 of the 4 areas listed below, at least 1 at the 400 level (400-level courses require PY 355/356 as prereq):

Area Courses
Developmental Areas PY 352, 365, or 461
Socio/Cultural Areas PY 358, 368, or 372
Learning and Cognition PY 361, 381, or 470
Biological Bases of Behavior PY 313, 353, or 413

Ancillary Requirements

8 hours in biology, chemistry, or physics

Suggested Timeline of PY Courses

1st Year

  • PY 101

2nd Year

  • PY 211
  • PY 321
  • PY 300-level area course
  • PY 355
  • PY 356

Note: PY 355 and PY 356 must be taken together; this can also be done during the 3rd year.

3rd Year

  • PY 391 (or PY 379 if in PY honors program)
  • PY 370
  • PY 300-level area course

4th year

  • PY 491
  • PY 300-level elective course
  • PY 400-level area course