The Psychology Major

The Psychology Department offers a bachelor of arts degree in general psychology. A major in Psychology requires completion of 11 psychology courses, totaling 35 credits.

  • Foundations: Introducing Psychology and its Methods
    • All students take two core courses, Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100) and Methods and Statistics in Psychology (PSY 260).
  • Breadth: Exploring Psychology from Diverse Perspectives
    • Students take at least one course from four domains: Understanding Individuals, Understanding Biological Processes, Understanding Social and Cultural Contexts, and Understanding Developmental Processes.
  • Depth: Developing Interests and Applying Research Methods to the Study of Behavior
    • Students then have the opportunity to specialize by taking at least one seminar course, one advanced laboratory course, and three electives.

The Neuroscience Certificate

Due to the creation of the new Department of Neuroscience, the Neuroscience Certificate will no longer be available following the 2026-2027 academic year.

Ready to Declare a Major in Psychology?

  1. Complete the Change of Major/Minor Form and submit your form following the instructions from the Registrar.
  2. Once your online form is received, you may be contacted to schedule an appointment with the Department of Psychology’s Chair or Assistant Chair.
  3. After your scheduled meeting, approved changes will be made on Cyberfriar.