Teaching Majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Ed. Dept.) and are required to take PSY 4000 (preferred) or 4090 for their capstone course.
Foundational Courses - 11 credits
PSY1010 SS, Introductory Psychology - 3 credits
You have two options to complete the required Statistics and Research Methods course sequence. You must complete one option OR the other; you cannot complete the sequence by a combination of courses in each option.
Option A - 8 credits
- PSY 3615, Psychological Statistics & Methods I - 4 credits
- PSY 3616, Psychological Statistics & Methods II - 4 credits
Option A is a two-semester sequence (3615 in fall, 3616 in spring) that must be completed in the same year with the same instructor to complete the requirement. Sequence is recommended for the junior year; MATH 1010 or QL is a prerequisite.
Option B - 8 credits
- PSY 3600, Statistics in Psychology - 3 credits (MATH 1010 or QL and PSY 1010 are prerequisites)
- PSY 3605, Psychology Statistics Lab - 1 credit (PSY 3605 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for PSY 3610. This pre-/co-requisite applies to ALL catalog years.)
- PSY 3610, Research Methods in Psychology - 4 credits (PSY 3600 or an equivalent with prior approval from the department chair is a prerequisite.)
Core Courses - 18 credits
Required to take 1 course from areas A-F.
All courses are 3 credits. PSY 1010 is a prerequisite for all courses except for PSY 2710 and 2000. Additional courses in each area may be taken as an elective.
PSY 2710 Biopsychology
PSY 3000 Child Psychology
PSY 3140 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 3010 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 2250 Learning and Memory
PSY 3255 Conditioning, Learning and Behavior Modification
PSY 3500 Cognition
PSY 3430 Theories of Personality
PSY 3460 Social Psychology
PSY 2000 SS The Psychology of Human Relationships
PSY 2370 Psychology of Women and Gender
PSY 3100 Psychology of Diversity
Capstone Courses - 4 credits
All graduating seniors take PSY 4950, Capstone Experience: Promoting Psychological Literacy (1) in their final semester.
Students are also required to take 1 capstone course, some of which are typically taught in fall and others taught in spring semester. Students should consult the department advisor to select their capstone course.
Elective Courses - 12 credits
Electives may be selected from the core or electives courses, which can be found in the course catalog.