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Heather Hoffmann

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

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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, 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 278, or 279
  • Two advanced psychology courses selected from: PSYC 312, 362, 364, 365, 366, 367/300B, 369, 372, or 376
  • One course that addresses human diversity selected from: PSYC 270, 271, 275, 277, 278, or 367. The course used for the diversity requirement may not also count for other requirements in the major.

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, or one of the following courses: PSYC 276, PSYC 364, PSYC 366, PSYC 369, or PSYC 376
  • 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, 270, 271, 272, 275, 276, 277/300A, 278, 279, 362, 364, 365, 366, 367, 369, 371, 372, or 376


Psychology Course Descriptions

Psychology Catalog Page

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