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Psychology/Graduate School Preparation Major

Graduate school preparation is designed for students who wish to enter advanced degree programs in psychology with the goal of university teaching or research, or becoming involved in human services delivery as clinical or counseling psychologists.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Mathematics competence is required. Students must satisfy this requirement either by completing high school calculus, MA 103, MA 104 or MA 105 or equivalent with a grade of "C-" or higher 
Required Courses in Major 44
    MA 171 may be taken to meet this requirement, but will not be counted as PY credit hours 
Choose One Course From Each Group: 16
    Physiology 4
         PY 204 Physiological Psychology (4 cr.) [III] or
             PY 303 Human Neuropsychology (4 cr.)
    Learning 4
         PY 203 Applied Behavior Analysis (4 cr.) or
             PY 211 Learning (4 cr.) or
             PY 311 Thinking and Cognition (4 cr.)
    Social/Developmental 4
         PY 241 Child Psychology (4 cr.) or
             PY 302 Causes and Control of Aggression (4 cr.) or
             PY 304 Animal Behavior (4 cr.) or
             PY 335 Social Psychology (4 cr.)
    Advanced Course [Lab] 4
         PY 404 Advanced Physiological Psychology (4 cr.) or
             PY 410 Sensation and Perception (4 cr.) or
             PY 411 Advanced Learning (4 cr.) or
             PY 435 Advanced Social Psychology (4 cr.)
Psychology Electives 12
PY Elective 200-Level or Above 4
PY Elective 300-Level or Above 4
PY Elective 400-Level 4

Other Required Courses 4

Minor 20