Psychology Curriculum

Students can tailor the psychology program to their own interests, whether preparing for graduate school or for immediate employment. For minors or other non-majors, courses such as developmental, personality, social, gender, motivation and emotion, disorders, industrial/organizational, and community psychology can complement their overall liberal arts education.

To complete the psychology major, students are required to take 44 credits (approximately 11 classes) from a core of psychology courses and electives. Although there are some courses required of all majors, students have a great deal of choice in deciding which courses they will take to complete the major, based on their interests and their plans for after graduation. Students should always consult with their advisor when planning their courses, not only to make sure they are on track to complete the major, but also to identify the courses and other experiences, such as internships, service learning, and research, that would best prepare them for their post-graduate path.

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Course Number Course Title Credits
PSYC 108 Psychology of Gender 4 Credits
PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 200 Empirical Research Project 1-4 Credits
PSYC 221 Applied Behavioral Statistics 4 Credits
PSYC 235 Research Methods 4 Credits
PSYC 270OA Psychology as a Science 3 Credits
PSYC 271 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
PSYC 300 Empirical Research Project 1-4 Credits
PSYC 302 Reading in Psychology 1 Credit
PSYC 304 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309A Psychology of Language 4 Credits
PSYC 309C Cross-Cultural Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309E Positive Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309F Animal Minds 4 Credits
PSYC 309J Evolutionary Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309K The Amazing Brain 4 Credits
PSYC 309L Forensic & Legal Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309M Multicultural Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309N Environmental Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 309O Psychology of Political Leadership 4 Credits
PSYC 309P The Psychology of Prejudice and Descrimination 4 Credits
PSYC 309Q Cognition in a Digital Age 4 Credits
PSYC 310 Community Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 311 Sport and Exercise Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 320 Principles of Learning and Behavior 4 Credits
PSYC 330 Sensation and Perception 4 Credits
PSYC 331 Cognitive Processes 4 Credits
PSYC 340 Physiological Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 342 Psychopharmacology 4 Credits
PSYC 343 Health Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 347 Advanced Statistics and Measurements 4 Credits
PSYC 349 Motivation and Emotion 4 Credits
PSYC 350 Social Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 360 Developmental Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 369A TOPICS:INDST/ORGAN PSYC (SCSU) 3-4 Credits
PSYC 369AA COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 4 Credits
PSYC 369AB THY&APPRCHS TO COUNSELING 4 Credits
PSYC 369FA Resilience in Children/Youth – France 3 Credits
PSYC 369FB Introduction to Child Psychology – France 3 Credits
PSYC 369FC Adolescent Psychology – France 3 Credits
PSYC 369FD Cross Cultural Psychology – France 3 Credits
PSYC 369GA Trauma and the Remaking of the Self 3 Credits
PSYC 369GB PSYC IN POST-PANDEMIC ERA (SW) 3 Credits
PSYC 369IA Positive Psychology – Rome 3 Credits
PSYC 369LA SOCIAL PSYC/GLOBAL CONT (LOND) 4 Credits
PSYC 369R PSYCHOLOGY IN CORK 3-6 Credits
PSYC 370 Clinical and Counseling Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 370OA Approaches to Psychological Theories of the Person 2 Credits
PSYC 370OB Human Development in Context 2 Credits
PSYC 371 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
PSYC 380 Personality Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 381 Psychological Disorders 4 Credits
PSYC 392 History of Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 393 Psychology Seminar 4 Credits
PSYC 393A Controversies in Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 393B Personality Assessment & Profiling in Criminal Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 393C Buddhist Psychology 4 Credits
PSYC 393F Guidance for Life: Psychological and Benedictine Wisdom 4 Credits
PSYC 396 Senior Thesis 1-4 Credits
PSYC 397 Internship 1-8 Credits