Undergraduate Degree Offerings in Psychology (PSYC)

FACULTY: Mark Agars, Manijeh Badiee, Kelly Campbell, David Chavez, Yuchin Chien, John Clapper, Cynthia Crawford, Robert Cupp, Donna Garcia, Janelle Gilbert, Cari Goetz, Christina Hassija, Sergio IƱiguez, Laura Kamptner, Hideya Koshino, Janet Kottke, Jaqueline Leventon, Michael Lewin, Sanders McDougall, Matthew Quinlan, Jason Reimer, Robert Ricco (Chair), David Riefer, Matt Riggs, Kenneth Shultz, Geraldine Stahly, Jodie Ullman, Sharon Ward, Joseph Wellman, Amanda Wilcox-Herzog, Eugene Wong.

The general objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are to present the scientific and professional aspects of psychology to the undergraduate majoring in this field and to provide service courses as electives for students throughout the university. Psychology majors may plan to apply the knowledge and skills provided by a broad psychology back-ground to many diverse employment opportunities which do not require graduate training. The department also offers coursework leading to the Master of Arts or the Master of Science in Psychology. Students intending to enroll in these programs or another graduate school will find the undergraduate program provides an excellent base for entry into graduate training.

Courses offered by the department range from the basic scientific courses such as experimental psychology, learning and perception to such applied courses as counseling and behavior modification. Laboratory and training facilities complement a wide variety of courses.

Course Requirements

Departmental Honors

Students majoring in psychology are eligible to receive honors in psychology at graduation if the following conditions are met:

  1. At least one-half of the course work required by the major is completed at this university
  2. At least a 3.5 grade point average in the major
  3. An overall grade point average of 3.25 or better
  4. Completion of the three-quarter Honors Program with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better each quarter:

    PSYC 597. Honors Seminar PSYC 598A. Honors Project PSYC 598B. Honors Project

Students interested in this recognition must file a formal application for enrollment in the Psychology Honors Program at the end of their junior year.