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Students analyze data during a psychology lab in the Stellyes Computer lab in the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Requirements

Department Chair

Heather Hoffmann

Robert M. & Katherine Arnold Seeley Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7267

hhoffman@​knox.edu

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Requirements for the major: Bachelor of Arts

10 credits as follows:

Please note when planning for the PSYC major that the Research Methods & Statistics sequence of 281, 282, 360, and 361 must be taken sequentially (although not necessarily consecutively) across 4 terms. 282 is only offered in Spring term. We therefore recommend that students plan to take 282 no later than the spring of their junior year.

  • Introduction to Psychology: PSYC 100
  • Two introductory courses in specific subject areas of psychology. One course must be chosen from each of the following two groups:
    • Group A: PSYC 201, 202, or 240
    • Group B: PSYC 203, 205, 206, or 207
  • Statistics and Research Methods: PSYC 281, 282, 360 (1/2 credit), and 361 (1/2 credit). PSYC 400 may substitute for PSYC 360 and 361.
  • One applied psychology course selected from: PSYC 215, 234, 265/300D, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, or 279
  • Two advanced psychology courses selected from: PSYC 312, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367/300B, 369, 372, or 376
  • One additional credit in the department, excluding PSYC 206, 215, 234, 248, 250, 273, 312, 348, 350, 355, and 380
  • Additionally, one of the courses used to satisfy the major must address human diversity and be selected from: PSYC 269, 270, 271, 275, 277, 278, 363, or 367. These courses may satisfy other requirements as well.

With permission of the chair, up to 2 credits in related studies outside the department may be counted toward electives in the major.Students who major in Psychology and minor in Business and Management may count no more than 3 courses simultaneously in both programs.

Requirements for the major: Bachelor of Science

14 credits as follows:

  • Completion of the requirements for the B.A. in Psychology
  • An additional Group A course selected from PSYC 201, 202, or 240
  • One course in logic/math selected from CS 141, Math 145, Math 151, or Phil 202
  • Two additional science courses selected from one of the following departments; both courses must come from the same department: 
    • Biochemistry 
    • Biology, except BIOL 101, 150, 160, or 201
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science, except CS 127
    • Mathematics, except MATH 121 or 125
    • Neuroscience, except NEUR 240
    • Physics

Requirements for the minor

5 credits as follows:

  • Introduction to Psychology: PSYC 100
  • Two introductory courses in specific subject areas of psychology. One course must be chosen from each of the following two groups:
    • Group A: PSYC 201, 202, or 240
    • Group B: PSYC 203, 205, or 207
  • One course in research methods and statistics: PSYC 281 or STAT 200
  • One course in applied or advanced psychology chosen from PSYC 265/300D, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 272, 274, 275, 276, 277/300A, 278, 279, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 369, 371, 372, or 376
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