Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

The Psychology major provides a strong introduction to the basic principles and theories in the Psychological Sciences as well as coverage of the primary content areas in this discipline. During the major, students can to explore specialty areas of Psychology with elective courses. Those seeking a Psychology major may pursue certain careers where a bachelor’s degree in Psychology is helpful or may pursue graduate programs in Psychology.

 

Psychology Major (35 - 43 credits)

Core

12 - 13

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychological Science [SCII, LAB]
    or  PSY101 General Psychology 3 cr.

3 - 4

PSY 160 Seminar for Psychology Majors

1

PSY 201 Psychological Research I: Statistical Applications [QUAR]

4

PSY 202 Psychological Research II: Experimental Design and Methodology

4

PSY 489 Graduate Assessment for Psychology Majors (taken in final semester at NMU)

0

 

 

Breadth Areas

15 - 16

PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

4

PSY 220 Social Psychology 4
PSY 230 Learning and Cognition
    or ABA 205 Experimental Analysis of Behavior (4 cr.)
4
PSY 250 Brain and Behavior [SCII, LAB]
    or PSY 251 Topics on Brain and Behavior (3 cr.)
3 - 4
   

Concentration Areas

Choose one of the following concentration areas (Interdisciplinary Psychology Concentration, Brain and Behavior Concentration, Developmental Psychology Concentration, Mental Health/Pre-Clinical Psychology Concentration, or Social/Personality Psychology Concentration). All courses require completion (C- or higher) of PSY 201 and PSY 202. Some concentration areas have additional requirements. 

 

 

Interdisciplinary Psychology Concentration 8
One PSY or ABA courses at 300 level or higher (4 credits) 4
One PSY or ABA course at 400 level (4 credits) 4
   
Brain and Behavior Concentration 10
Courses in this concentration require completion of PSY 250 with a C- or higher.  
PSY 460A Practicum / Research: Brain and Behavior 2
Choose two of the following: 8
PSY 350 Neuropsychology (4 credits)  
PSY 450 Methods in Psychophysiology (4 credits)  
PSY 451 Sensation and Perception (4 credits)  
PSY 453 Affective Neuroscience (4 credits)  
PSY 457 Psychopharmacology (4 credits)  
   
Developmental Psychology Concentration 10
PSY 460B Practicum / Research: Developmental Psychology 2
Choose two of the following: 8
PSY 312 Child Psychology (4 credits)  
PSY 314 Adolescent Psychology (4 credits)  
PSY 316 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4 credits)  
   
Mental Health / Pre-Clinical Psychology Concentration 14
PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology 4
PSY 460C Practicum / Research: Mental Health / Pre-Clinical Psychology  2
Choose two of the following: 8
PSY 340 The Ethics and Practice of Clinical Psychology (4 credits)  
PSY 342 Health Psychology (4 credits)  
PSY 440 Psychological Assessment (4 credits)  
PSY 457 Psychopharmacology (4 credits)  
   
Social / Personality Psychology Cocentration 10
PSY 460D Practicum / Research: Social / Personality Psychology 2
Choose two of the following: 8
PSY 322 Social Cognition  
PSY 325 Psychology of Personality  
PSY 420 Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Culture  

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