Course List


The following courses are normally taught at least once every two years. Only 300- and 400-level courses can be used to meet the 36 credit hours needed in Psychology to earn the BA degree.


Course Areas

Introductory and Fundamental Tools Courses

  • PSY 201 Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 301 Orientation and Entrance Assessment (0 Hrs)
  • PSY 302 Research Methods in Psychology (W)
  • PSY 303 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 458 Psychological Tests and Measurements (W)

Biological Basis for Behavior Courses

  • PSY 212 Brain and Emotion
  • PSY 315 Psychoactive Drugs
  • PSY 335 Health Psychology
  • PSY 336 Psychology of Eating Disorders/Obesity
  • PSY 412 Introduction to Biopsychology

Cognition and Perception Courses

  • PSY 311 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 314 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY 413 Psychology of Learning and Memory (W)
  • PSY 416 Psychology of Motivation (W)

Developmental and Educational Psychology Courses

  • PSY 321 Life-Span Developmental Psychology (W)
  • PSY 322 Child Development (W)
  • PSY 323 Adolescence
  • PSY 324 Exceptional Child (W)
  • PSY 326 Family Psychology (W)
  • PSY 327 Educational Psychology (W)
  • PSY 484 Childhood Trauma: Risk and Resiliency (3 to 4 Hrs)

Sociocultural Psychology Courses

  • PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • PSY 332 Sport Psychology
  • PSY 337 Psychology of Music
  • PSY 339 Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 421 Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • PSY 433 Political Psychology (3 to 4 Hrs)

Clinical/Counseling Psychology Courses

  • PSY 241 Multicultural Psychology
  • PSY 351 Abnormal Psychology (W)
  • PSY 352 Multicultural Counseling
  • PSY 441 Theories of Personality (W)
  • PSY 452 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (W)
  • PSY 453 Psychological Foundations for Helping (W)
  • PSY 454 Theories of Psychotherapy (W)
  • PSY 457 Behavior Modification: Principles and Techniques (W)
  • PSY 466 Working with Victims of Sexual Assault/Abuse (3 Hrs)

Special Topics, Independent Study, and Capstone Courses

  • PSY 310 Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSY 410 Advanced Topics in Psychology
  • PSY 467 Specialized Internship Applied Learning (1 to 2 Hrs)
  • PSY 471 Senior Seminar (W)
  • PSY 490 Independent Study in Psychology (2 to 4 Hrs)

All 300-level courses have PSY 201 Principles of Psychology (or equivalent) as a prerequisite. All 400-level courses have PSY 302 Research Methods in Psychology (or equivalent) as a prerequisite. Some 400-level courses have additional prerequisites (see official Course Descriptions)

All 200-level courses are 3 credit hours and all 300- and 400-level courses are 4 credit hours except where noted.

At least two of the psychology courses in addition to PSY 302 Research Methods in Psychology must include formal writing assignments; such courses are identified by a “W” following the course number and title. Students must save their graded writing assignments from these courses for later use in PSY 471 Senior Seminar.