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The program (at least nine courses) required of majors is as follows (no more than two 300-level elective coursesÂ - excluding PSYC 309 - per term can be counted towards the major):
- PSYC 150Â -Â Introduction to Psychological Science (should be taken by the end of the sophomore year.)
- PSYC 200Â -Â Research Methods in Psychological Science (should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.)
- PSYC 275Â -Â Biological Psychology (should be completed by the end of the junior year.)
- PSYC 309Â -Â Quantitative Methods in Behavioral Research (should ideally be taken by the end of the junior year.)
- PSYC 498Â -Â Senior Research
Four Additional Courses
- These courses must be selected from the following areas:
- Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 250â€“259, PSYC 300CO/301CO, PSYC 350â€“359)
- Developmental/Social/Personality/Clinical Psychology (PSYC 260â€“269, PSYC 300SO/301SO, PSYC 340â€“349, PSYC 360â€“PSYC 369)
- Neuroscience (PSYC 370â€“PSYC 379, PSYC 380â€“PSYC 389, PSYC 300NE)
- At least one of the courses must be taken at the 200 level, and at least two of the courses must be taken at the 300 level.
- Students must take at least one course in the area of Cognitive and at least one course in the area of Developmental/Social/Personality/Clinical.
- Note that PSYC 291, PSYC 391, PSYC 491, and PSYC 499Â do not count as one of these four additional courses.
PSYC 498Â -Â Senior Research Â must be taken in the fall or spring term of the senior year. During the spring term of the junior year, students identify several areas of interest for their senior-year research experience. Students are then assigned to faculty research supervisors and assigned to the fall or spring semester sections based upon students' interests and the availability of resources. Most students will take PSYC 498; on the rare occasions when PSYC 450 or PSYC 460 is offered students may substitute that seminar for PSYC 498. Students planning honors research are required to enroll inÂ PSYC 498Â in the fall of the senior year, followed by PSYC 499Â in the spring of the senior year. On occasion, students who are not pursuing honors or high honors may complete two semesters of senior research by taking PSYC 498Â in the fall and PSYC 491Â in the spring
An overall GPA of at least 2.00 is required in all courses counting toward the psychological scienceÂ major. A passing grade must be received for a course to satisfy a major requirement.
Honors and High Honors
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Psychological and Brain Sciences
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