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Psychology B.A.

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Division of Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 42
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The psychology curriculum focuses on understanding scientific methods and applying them to both human and non-human behaviors and mental processes. It provides students with methodological skills, practice in applying these skills, and an introduction to core areas of psychology. The major provides a comprehensive selection of courses that fully prepare students for a wide range of careers and graduate and professional studies. The psychology curriculum is designed to ensure that students achieve the following goals: Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology 1.1 Understand the spectrum of psychological phenomena related to behavior and mental processes and how the environment (ranging from biological to sociocultural influences) affect both. 1.2 Obtain a knowledge of Psychology¿s main content domains and applications Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical thinking 2.1 Ability to use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena 2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy 2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving 2.4 Gain exposure to interpreting, designing, and conducting psychological research 2.5 Attain awareness of ethical issues in psychology Goal 3: Communication 3.1 Demonstrate effective writing 3.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills 3.3 Exhibit effective discussion skills Goal 4: Information and Technological Literacy 4.1 Exposure to psychological statistical packages 4.2 Ability to utilize databases related to psychology
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
PSY 1051 - Introduction to Psychology [SS] (4.0 cr)
PSY 2001 - Research Methods in Psychology [SS] (4.0 cr)
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
Take at least one course from each of the following areas. One course must be a designated lab course.
Learning and Cognition
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PSY 3101 - Learning Theory and Behavior Modification (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3111 - Sensation and Perception (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3112 - Cognition (4.0 cr)
Biological and Comparative Psychology
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PSY 3201 - Comparative Psychology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3211 - Biological Psychology [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
· PSY 3221 - Behavioral Biology of Women [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3521 - Health Psychology (4.0 cr)
Personality and Clinical Psychology
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PSY 3302 - Personality (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3313 - Psychopathology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3314 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4101 - Helping Relationships (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4301 - Clinical Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions (4.0 cr)
Developmental Psychology
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PSY 2411 - Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3401 - Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3402 - Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3403 - Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood and Aging [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
Social and Applied Psychology
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PSY 3501 - Social Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3502 - Psychology and Law (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3503 - Consumer Behavior [SS] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3504 - Educational Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3513 - Negotiation (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3542 - Multicultural Psychology [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3701 - Organizational Behavior [SS] (4.0 cr)
Advanced Seminar in Psychology
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· PSY 4910 - Advanced Seminar in Learning or Cognitive Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4920 - Advanced Seminar in Biological or Comparative Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4930 - Advanced Seminar in Personality or Clinical Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4940 - Advanced Seminar in Developmental Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4950 - Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4960 - Advanced Seminar in Health Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4970 - Advanced Seminar in Psychology (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Additional elective credits to total at least 42 credits in the major (including required courses). Electives may be selected from any category above (except advanced seminars), and the following:
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· IS 3800 - Practicum in Social Sciences (1.0-2.0 cr)
· POL 3263 - Political Psychology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2112 - Psycholinguistics [SS] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2581 - Drugs and Human Behavior [SS] (2.0 cr)
· PSY 2612 - Environmental Psychology [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3261 - Human Sexuality (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3315 - Parenting and Family Therapy (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3611 - History and Philosophy of Psychology [HIST] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3800 - Research Practicum (1.0-12.0 cr)
· PSY 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· PSY 4102 - Intro to Prof Conduct, Legal Constraints, Ethics in Human Services [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
· PSY 4770 - Empirical Investigations in Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 4771 - Independent Research in Psychology (1.0-6.0 cr)
· PSY 4896 - Field Experiences in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PSY 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· STAT 3601 - Data Analysis [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
· STAT 3611 - Multivariate Statistical Analysis [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
 
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PSY 1051 - Introduction to Psychology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the science of mind and behavior. Topics include history of psychology, research methods, biological bases for behavior, life span development, sensation and perception, learning, cognitive and social processes, personality, psychopathology, and applications of psychology.
PSY 2001 - Research Methods in Psychology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design, analysis, and interpretation of research in psychology. Instruction on different research techniques and ethics in research. Students conduct, analyze, and evaluate empirical research and gain experience preparing APA-style research reports. Includes laboratory/discussion sessions. prereq: 1051, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601, or instr consent
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scope, nature, tools, language, and interpretation of elementary statistics. Descriptive statistics; graphical and numerical representation of information; measures of location, dispersion, position, and dependence; exploratory data analysis. Elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous probability models. Inferential statistics, point and interval estimation, tests of statistical hypotheses. Inferences involving one and two populations, ANOVA, regression analysis, and chi-squared tests; use of statistical computer packages. prereq: high school higher algebra
STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory; laws of probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability models, functions of random variables, mathematical expectation. Statistical inference; point estimation, interval estimation, tests of hypotheses. Other statistical methods; linear regression and correlation, ANOVA, nonparametric statistics, statistical quality control, use of statistical computer packages. prereq: Math 1101 or Math 1021
PSY 3101 - Learning Theory and Behavior Modification
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2001 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major theories of learning and their importance for understanding human and nonhuman behavior. Classical and operant conditioning, generalization, discrimination, stimulus control, animal cognition. Behavior modification theories and techniques and their application to clinical populations. Lab projects demonstrate learning and behavior modification theories, concepts, and techniques and illustrate research methods and theory testing. Includes lab. prereq: 2001 or instr consent
PSY 3111 - Sensation and Perception
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2001 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Empirical study of sensory processes and perceptual organization with emphasis on vision and audition. Anatomy and physiology of sense organs, psychophysics, signal detection theory, attention, speech perception, and perceptual-motor coordination. Includes lab. prereq: 2001 or instr consent
PSY 3112 - Cognition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2001 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Empirical study of memory, language behaviors, representation of knowledge, judgment, decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Includes lab. prereq: 2001 or instr consent
PSY 3201 - Comparative Psychology (SCI-L)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comparison of the causations of human and non-human animal behavior from both an evolutionary and biological point of view. The contributions of evolutionary selection pressures, genetics, environment, learning, and culture on the expression of behavior in a wide variety of species, through topics such as adaptation, fitness, altruism, social behavior, parental care, reproductive behavior, mating systems, and aggression. Focus on explaining modern human behavior as informed by non-human behavior. Includes lab component. prereq: [1051, 2001] or Biol 2111
PSY 3211 - Biological Psychology (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Brain organization and function; an emphasis on an understanding of the neural processes that underlie human and nonhuman behavior. Incorporates information from psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, physiology, chemistry, neurology, and zoology to investigate the physiological bases of behavior. Topics include sensory processes, drugs and addiction, biological rhythms, sexual differentiation, reproduction, methods in neuroscience, neuropsychological disorders, and clinical assessment. Lab projects focus on neuroanatomical organization and function of the brain. (4 hrs lect, 1 hr lab) prereq: [1051, 2001] or Biol 1101 or Biol 1111
PSY 3221 - Behavioral Biology of Women (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: (3201 or 3211) or Biol 2111 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of proximate and ultimate influences on female behavior in human and nonhuman species. Topics include sexual differentiation, gender differences in cognition, biological basis of sexual orientation, female sexual selection, dominance, and other topics of interest to students. Readings consist of primary journal articles. prereq: (3201 or 3211) or Biol 2111 or instr consent
PSY 3521 - Health Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051
Typically offered: Every Spring
Health implications of interactions among behavioral, environmental, and physiological states. Physiological bases of behavior and health; stress and coping; behavioral antecedents of disease; psychoneuro-immunology; disease prevention and health promotion. prereq: 1051
PSY 3302 - Personality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature of personality constructs and theories. Conscious vs. nonconscious processes; emotion and motivation; nature and measurement of personal traits; their dimensional structure, stability, development, and heritability. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3313 - Psychopathology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychological disorders and their treatment, including anxiety, personality, mood, schizophrenia, eating, substance and other recognized disorders of adults. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3314 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Broad overview of child and adolescent psychopathology--initially focusing on understanding basic concepts, historical context, developmental influences, theoretical perspectives, research methodology, and issues related to classification and assessment--followed by comprehensive information concerning the major childhood disorders (e.g., ADHD, depression, anxiety, pervasive developmental disorders). prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 4101 - Helping Relationships
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 8 cr 3xxx or 4xxx Psy or Soc or Anth courses or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Theories of helping relationships. Acquisition of helping skills, including attending behavior, reflection of feeling, paraphrasing, confrontation, and summarization. Major humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Didactic instruction, observation of counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques, and practical experiences. prereq: 8 cr 3xxx or 4xxx Psy or Soc or Anth courses or instr consent
PSY 4301 - Clinical Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evaluation of psychological assessments and interventions from different perspectives. Topic examples: structured and unstructured assessments; career counseling and assessment; motivational interviewing; family and couples therapy; interpersonal therapy; group therapy; and solution-focused therapy. prereq: 3313 or 3314 or 4101
PSY 2411 - Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to theory, data, and research approaches in development from the prenatal period through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging until the cessation of life. Includes physical, perceptual, cognitive, language, moral, personality, socio-emotional, family, and career development and changes over time, as well as issues of death, dying, and bereavement. Includes a multicultural focus. prereq: 1051
PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of the interactive biological, psychological, and socio-cultural processes that shape the lives of women and the experience of gender. Topics include: the psychobiology of sex; the social construction of sex and gender; socialization and development; media representations; identity and sexuality; language and communication; motivation and personality; relationships; work and family lives; mental and physical health; mid- and later life development; victimization; therapy; intersections of race, class, and gender; and feminist approaches to teaching, learning, and knowing. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3401 - Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, data, and research in development from conception to adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, personality, and social development. Language acquisition and Piaget's theory of cognitive development. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3402 - Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, data, and research in adolescent development with emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social development. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3403 - Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood and Aging (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
An overview of current concepts, theories, and methods in the study of adult development and aging. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of the role of culture in human development through current research and examples from around the world. Learn about similarities and cultural differences in human development, and the regularities that explain these variations. Topics include the concept of culture in developmental psychology, diversity in child rearing practices, enculturation, gender roles, schooling, development in multicultural contexts, and the influence of technology and cultural change on development. Students learn to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their future careers. prereq: 1051
PSY 3501 - Social Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or Soc 1101 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories and research in the study of interpersonal behavior. Topics include aggression, prejudice, altruism, persuasion, group dynamics, and social influence. prereq: 1051 or Soc 1101 or instr consent
PSY 3502 - Psychology and Law
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A psychological perspective to the law and to the legal system. Topics include jury decision making, forensic psychology, trial processes, eyewitness testimony, and sentencing. prereq: 1051
PSY 3503 - Consumer Behavior (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01764 - Psy 3503/Mgmt 3503
Prerequisites: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Same as Mgmt 3503. Psychological basis for understanding consumers. Some of the topics include consumer behavior, consumer cognitive processes, and consumer judgments and decisions. prereq: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or instr consent
PSY 3504 - Educational Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Discussion of psychological principles/theories in relation to learning in academic settings. Topics may include: a consideration of developmental and social issues that are likely to impact the learner; a discussion of individual differences in learning; an examination of different theoretical approaches to learning applied specifically to educational settings; an analysis of factors related to student motivation and behavior; and a discussion of issues related to testing and measurement in academic settings. prereq: 1051
PSY 3513 - Negotiation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00918 - Mgmt 3513/Psy 3513
Prerequisites: 3501 or Mgmt 3221 or Psy/Mgmt 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Same as Mgmt 3513. Examines the theoretical and applied aspects of negotiation. Topics include negotiation theory, strategy, skills and tactics, communication processes, global negotiation, and ethics. Use of negotiation simulations. prereq: 3501 or Mgmt 3221 or Psy/Mgmt 3701
PSY 3542 - Multicultural Psychology (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01335 - Psy 3541/Psy 3542
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical and methodological approaches to multicultural psychology. Multicultural psychology is the systematic study of behavior, cognition, and affect settings where people of different backgrounds interact. Exploration of these interactions both within and outside of the United States. Topics may include worldviews, communication styles, acculturation, prejudice, white privilege, identity development, physical and mental health, and multicultural competencies. prereq: 1051
PSY 3701 - Organizational Behavior (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00926 - Mgmt 3701/Psy 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Same as Mgmt 3701. Uses the theories and research of the behavioral sciences to understand how organizations function at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include stress in the workplace; group dynamics; power, leadership, and attribution theory. prereq: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601, jr or sr
PSY 4910 - Advanced Seminar in Learning or Cognitive Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01272 - Psy 4710
Prerequisites: 2001, 3101 or 3111 or 3112, sr status, #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Learning or Cognitive Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic of common interest. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, 3101 or 3111 or 3112, sr status, instr consent
PSY 4920 - Advanced Seminar in Biological or Comparative Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01273 - Psy 4720
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Biological and Comparative Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic of common interest. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, 3201 or 3211, sr status, instr consent
PSY 4930 - Advanced Seminar in Personality or Clinical Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01274 - Psy 4730
Prerequisites: 2001, 3302 or 3313 or 3314, sr status, #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Personality or Clinical Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic of common interest. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, 3302 or 3313 or 3314, sr status, instr consent
PSY 4940 - Advanced Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01275 - Psy 4740
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Developmental Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic of common interest. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, 3401 or 3402 or 3403, sr status, instr consent
PSY 4950 - Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01276 - Psy 4750
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Social Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic of common interest. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, 3501, sr status, instr consent
PSY 4960 - Advanced Seminar in Health Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01277 - Psy 4760
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Health Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic of common interest. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, 3521 (or 3201 and 3211), sr status, instr consent
PSY 4970 - Advanced Seminar in Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced seminar on selected topics in the area of Psychology. Members of the seminar read and discuss primary source material on a topic selected by the instructor. In addition, each student investigates a related topic in greater depth. The student writes a paper and gives a public presentation based on the in-depth investigation. prereq: 2001, one or more courses from 3 of the 5 psy major cores, sr status, instr consent
IS 3800 - Practicum in Social Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised experience of selected learning activities such as discussion group leader, lab assistant, research assistant, or other teaching-related activities.
POL 3263 - Political Psychology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1201; Psy 1051 or # recommended
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Examines the intersection of political science and psychology research, particularly on topics such as personality, emotions, and cognition. Explores the various roles of individuals and groups in political decision-making, emphasizing the connections between how we think and learn and how we structure society and make political choices. prereq: 1201; Psy 1051 or instr consent recommended
PSY 2112 - Psycholinguistics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
An introduction to the crossroads of psychology and linguistics. Topics include: introduction to linguistics, language production and comprehension at various levels, dialogue, language development, reading, and language abnormalities. Specific methods are discussed throughout. prereq: 1051
PSY 2581 - Drugs and Human Behavior (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of psychoactive drugs, their effects on mind and behavior, and prevention and treatment of drug abuse. [Note: no credit for students who have received credit for Psy 1081] prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 2612 - Environmental Psychology (ENVT)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Environmental psychology is the study of the relationship between humans and natural and built environments. Traditionally, the emphasis in environmental psychology has been on how human behavior, feelings, and well being are impacted by the environment. Currently, there is an increased emphasis on how humans impact natural environments. This course examines the theories guiding research in this field and reviews the research as it applies to topics such as the effects of weather and climate on behavior, urban and rural environments, crowding, and personal space. prereq: 1051
PSY 2993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.
PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of the interactive biological, psychological, and socio-cultural processes that shape the lives of women and the experience of gender. Topics include: the psychobiology of sex; the social construction of sex and gender; socialization and development; media representations; identity and sexuality; language and communication; motivation and personality; relationships; work and family lives; mental and physical health; mid- and later life development; victimization; therapy; intersections of race, class, and gender; and feminist approaches to teaching, learning, and knowing. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3261 - Human Sexuality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051, 2001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of aspects of human sexuality, including intimacy and communication; male and female anatomy, physiology, and response; development of sexual differentiation, gender identity, gender role, and gender orientation; varieties of sexual expression; pregnancy and child birth; contraception and disease prevention; sexual coercion and abuse; sexual dysfunctions and their treatment. [Note: no credit for students who have received cr for Psy 1071] prereq: 1051, 2001
PSY 3315 - Parenting and Family Therapy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of the effects of parenting on the growth and development of children. Emphasizes specific parenting styles and practices and their effects on the social/emotional development and functioning of children at each stage of life. Provides an overview of the theory and practice of family counseling/therapy. Major systemic theoretical orientations are explored. prereq: 1051
PSY 3611 - History and Philosophy of Psychology (HIST)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Historical roots and comparative features of major theoretical systems in psychology, including scientific methodology, research interests, and techniques. Movements within psychology that are discussed include: structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestaltism, psychoanalytic, and existential movements and their modern syntheses, as well as other topics of interest to students. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3800 - Research Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research activity carried out under the supervision of a psychology faculty member.
PSY 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.
PSY 4102 - Intro to Prof Conduct, Legal Constraints, Ethics in Human Services (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: jr, 8 cr 3xxx or 4xxx Psy or Soc or Anth courses or #
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of professional ethics in human services professions; ethically relevant legal mandates and constraints on professional practice; practical problems in the application of ethical principles. [Note: no credit for students who have received credit for IS 4101] prereq: jr, 8 cr 3xxx or 4xxx Psy or Soc or Anth courses or instr consent
PSY 4770 - Empirical Investigations in Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2001, #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
A yearlong class that provides students with an opportunity to conduct their own research. Students work independently or in groups. Students review an area of psychology, generate a hypothesis, design a study, obtain IRB approval, collect data, analyze data, submit and present their research to the Undergraduate Research Symposium or other instructor-approved venue and write an APA style research paper. [Note: full year course begins in fall semester] prereq: 2001, instr consent
PSY 4771 - Independent Research in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: 2001, #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised independent research by a student in any area of psychology. A research proposal may be required by a faculty member prior to approval to enroll in the course. The student is required to write an APA style research paper or give a public presentation. prereq: 2001, instr consent
PSY 4896 - Field Experiences in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individually arranged, supervised observation of and assistance with activities of professional psychologists in schools, clinics, hospitals, and other field settings. Prereq-Normally requires 4101, 4102, other courses appropriate to field experience. [Note: only 4 cr may be applied to the BA or the Psy major]
PSY 4993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.
STAT 3601 - Data Analysis (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature and objectives of statistical data analysis, exploratory and confirmatory data analysis techniques. Some types of statistical procedures; formulation of models, examination of the adequacy of the models. Some special models; simple regression, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, use of statistical computer packages. prereq: 1601 or 2601 or 2611 or instr consent
STAT 3611 - Multivariate Statistical Analysis (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of categorical data. Loglinear models for two- and higher-dimensional contingency tables. Logistic regression models. Aspects of multivariate analysis, random vectors, sample geometry and random sampling, multivariate normal distribution, inferences about the mean vector, MANOVA. Analysis of covariance structures: principal components, factor analysis. Classification and grouping techniques: discrimination and classification, clustering, use of statistical computer packages. prereq: 1601 or 2601 or 2611 or instr consent