Fall 2009 Major Requierements

Major Requierements 

 we have modified the basic and breadth requirements of the new major on a temporary basis in the following ways:

  1. Core requirements are a total of 11 units
  2. Basics course requirement, take 4 courses listed as "basic" courses in any of the 4 content areas, for a total of 12 units
  3. Breadth requirements, take 6 additional courses, either listed under "breadth" or "basic", in any of the 6 areas, for a total of 18 units

The total number of units for the major remains at 41 units.

For designation of core, basic and bredth courses see description below. Requirements that have been modified are italicized.

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR 
 (Fall 2009)

Course

Title

Units

Core Requirements

11

must

PSY 200

General Psychology (or equivalent)

3

earn

PSY 303

Psychology: The Major and Profession (online)

1

grades

PSY 371

Introductory Psychological Statistics

3

C or better

PSY 400

Introduction to Research in Psychology

3

CR for 303 and 690

PSY 690

Future Directions for Psychology Majors (online)

1

Choose ONE Basic Course from each Basic Area 1-4

12

Basic              Area 1

PSY 432

Cognitive Dev: Language, Thinking, Perception

3

PSY 492

Perception

PSY 494

Cognitive Psychology

PSY 581

Physiological Psychology I

Basic             Area 2

PSY 431

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 451

Theories of Personality

PSY 452

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 491

Learning

Basic               Area 3

PSY 300

Current Issues in Psychology

3

PSY 440

Social Psychology

PSY 455

Cross-Cultural Psychology

PSY 474

Psychology of Social Justice

Basic               Area 4

PSY 461

Intro to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 462

Personnel Psychology

PSY 493

Motivation

PSY 525

Community Psychology

Choose additional courses from at least four different areas- in either Basic or Breadth categories

18

Other Courses

(can be Basic or Breadth, from at least 4 different areas)

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

Total units in Major

41

 

BREADTH COURSES (Area 1-6)

     

BREADTH Area 1: Cognitive and Physiological Science

 

PSY 301

Psychological Foundations I: Cognition, Motivation, Physiology

 

 

PSY 496

Cognitive Science: Models of Human Psychology

 

PSY 498

Cognitive Neuroscience: Psychological Models

 

PSY 531

Psycholinguistics

 

PSY 582

Physiological Psychology

     
 

PSY 586

Physiological Psychology Laboratory

     
 

PSY 594

Psychology of Biofeedback Process

     

BREADTH Area 2: Human Development & Individual Differences

 

PSY 302

Psychological Foundations II: Social, Personality and Developmental

 
 

PSY 430

Adolescent Psychology

     
 

PSY 433

Social, Emotional and Personality Development

     
 

PSY 435

Behavior Problems of Children

     
 

PSY 436

The Development of Femaleness and Maleness

     
 

PSY 442

Health Psychology

     
 

PSY 521

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

     
 

PSY 630

The Psychology of Aging

     

BREADTH Area 3: Social and Cultural Dynamics

 
 

PSY 320

Sex and Relationships

     
 

PSY 441

The Psychology of the Family

     
 

PSY 450

Variations in Human Sexuality

     
 

PSY 456

Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior

     
 

PSY 472

Legal Psychology

     
 

PSY 547

Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution

     
 

PSY 645

Group Processes

     
 

PSY 650

Research on Sexual Identity

     

BREADTH Area 4: Organizations, Institutions and Communities

 
 

PSY 463

Human Factors

     
 

PSY 464

Environmental Psychology

     
 

PSY 465

The Psychology of Work Life Stress

     
 

PSY 466

Training and Development in Organizations

     
 

PSY 475

Psychology of Policing

     

BREADTH Area 5: Statistics, Methodology, Background and Applications

 
 

PSY 477

Psychological Measurement

     
 

PSY 497

General Experimental Psychology

     
 

PSY 540

Introduction to Psychological Field Research

     
 

PSY 571

Statistical Analysis of Psychological Research

     
 

PSY 601

Theoretical Backgrounds in Psychology

     
 

PSY 671

A Statistical Package for Analysis of Psychological Research

 

PSY 691

Selected Topics

     

BREADTH Area 6:  Special Projects in Psychology

 
 

PSY 558/559

Field Services Seminar/Psychological Field Service (minimum 3 units total)

 
 

PSY 680

Peer Advising in Psychology

     
 

PSY 685

Projects in the Teaching of Psychology

     
 

PSY 693

Proseminar I

     
 

PSY 694

Proseminar II

     
 

PSY 697

Senior Project Preparation

     
 

PSY 698

Senior Project in Psychology

     
 

PSY 699

Special Problems in Psychology