Psychology Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the B.S. degree in psychology. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are provided in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 108

Human Growth and Development

PSY 200

Professional Development in Psychology

PSY 215


PSY 230

Counseling Skills

PSY 270

Research Methods and Data Analysis I

PSY 303

Social Psychology

PSY 343

Research Methods and Data Analysis II

PSY 365

Learning Theories and Their Applications

PSY 370

Biological Psychology

PSY 410

Counseling Theories

PSY 420

History and Systems of Psychology

Twelve credits of psychology electives from among the following:

PSY 208

Human Sexuality

PSY 221

Infant and Child Socioemotional Development

PSY 250-254

Topics in Psychology (Repeatable for credit if content differs)

PSY 309

Field Placement (Repeatable for credit if content differs.)

PSY 315

Child Psychopathology

PSY 325

Personality Psychology

PSY 350-354

Advanced Topics in Psychology (Repeatable for credit if content differs.)

PSY 380

Tests & Measurement

PSY 390

Advanced Research Methods

PSY 450

Advanced Field Placement (Repeatable for credit if content differs.)

Secondary Requirements:

BIO 113

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics*

BIO 130

Human Anatomy and Physiology*

IS 134

MS Windows and Office Applications*

MATH 140

Basic Statistics*

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology*

Students earn either a Bachelor of Science in Psychology or a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. (Six credits of intermediate level foreign language are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.)

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