Academics

Psychology Sample Programs

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

PSY 101
or
PSY 120

PSY 101
or
PSY 120

PSY 210

MAT 117

PSY 200 level ele.

PSY 260

PSY 411

PSY 300 level ele.

PSY 300 level ele.

PSY 300/400 level ele.

PSY 300/400 level ele.

PSY 300/400 level ele.

PSY 395


Sample Programs

The psychology department is eager to assist you in creating a unique combination of courses to suit your career needs. Graduates from our psychology program pursue a variety of careers including graduate school in business (management and organizational behavior) counseling and clinical psychology, college student personnel, education, forensic psychology and criminology, gerontology, industrial psychology, law, marriage and family, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school psychology, social psychology, social work, and sport psychology. Others chose to work after college in fields of applied behavior analysis (some work with animals at zoos and others serve children), business, case management, civil services, clinical coordinator positions, education, residential mental health, and social services to name a few. The psychology program assists students in crafting a combination of courses designed to accommodate specific interests and needs. 

A major in psychology requires these courses; take them as soon as you can:

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (take freshman year)
  • PSY 210 Psychological Research Methods (take second semester freshman year or first semester sophomore year)
  • PSY 260 Personality Theories (take first semester junior year)
  • PSY 411 Experimental Psychology (take right after PSY 210)
  • PSY 395 History and Systems (take second semester junior or senior year)

And even though you are not required to take these courses, it is highly RECOMMENDED you take the following courses if you plan on graduate school:

  • PSY 120 Human Growth and Development (take freshman year)
  • PSY 250 Introduction to Learning and Memory (take sophomore year)
  • PSY 280 (BIO 225/255) Psychobiology
  • PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology (take second semester junior year)
  • PSY 350 Memory and Cognition
  • PSY 440 Social Psychology
  • PSY 470 Psychological Testing

Also take a look at the Graduate School link under Useful Links

Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking …

If you are interested in clinical or counseling psychology consider the following electives:

  • PSY 120 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 250 Learning and Memory
  • PSY 280 (BIO 225/255) Psychobiology
  • PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 310 Counseling Psychology
  • PSY 440 Social Psychology
  • PSY 470 Psychological Testing

If you are interested in developmental psychology consider the following electives (i.e., school psychology or work in educational setting):

  • PSY 120 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 215 (EDU 311) Individual Differences
  • PSY 240 Sport Psychology
  • PSY 290 Child Abnormal
  • PSY 321 Child Development
  • PSY 430 Adolescent Development
  • PSY 490 Internship