Associate Professor Laughon (Chair); Professors T. Brown, Friedenberg, Harvey, Himelein; Associate Professors Chiang, Foo, Neelon, Smith; Assistant Professors Cox, Pascoe, Ulrich
Students who major in Psychology study a variety of areas within the broader discipline in preparation for graduate school, professional school (e.g., law or medical school) or post-baccalaureate employment. Students begin with basic content courses that introduce the areas within the discipline and basic skills courses that introduce research methodology and data analysis. A series of lab and non-lab elective courses permit students to tailor their major programs to their personal and professional goals. Students may earn up to 6 hours of credit for research. Students are encouraged to plan their curricula in consultation with Psychology faculty who can advise regarding course options, prerequisites, and realistic career objectives.
Declaration of Major in Psychology
A major in Psychology may be formally declared after a student has:
- completed LANG 120 and the Liberal Arts Core requirement in Mathematics with a GPA of at least 2.0 in these courses;
- completed and PSYC 201 and earned a GPA of at least 2.0 in these courses; and
- met individually with the chair of the Psychology Department to review departmental expectations for majors, and obtained a signed Declaration of Major form from the chair.