Psychology Major Requirements

Psychology Major:
General Psychology Curriculum Degree Requirements

The general psychology curriculum is chosen by students who desire to have a broad training in psychology. It is also appropriate for students who desire to continue their education at the graduate level within a Department of Psychology and for students who plan to study beyond the Master’s level in any field of psychology. This curriculum offers students the greatest flexibility in terms of course selection.

Students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2013 or later

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended courses to meet LAC
BIO202/203Human Biology (Lecture/Lab, T1NS)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY101Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY247Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY327Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY419History and Systems
PSY402/409Current Research in Child Psychology or
Current Research in Psychology
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY204Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY206Psychology of Childhood
PSY208Psychology of Adolescence
PSY210Psychology of Adult Development
PSY212Lifespan Development
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY205Learning
PSY306Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY301Abnormal Psychology
PSY302Child Psychopathology
PSY315Psychology of Gender
PSY320Personality Theories
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY318Sensation and Perception
PSY418Physiological Psychology
PSY430Human Neuropsychology
Groups
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY202Social Psychology
PSY303Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Specialized Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY316Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY319Human Sexuality
PSY325Health Psychology
PSY330Evolutionary Psychology
PSY407Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY410Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY450Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY460Special Topic Seminar
PSY480/490/491/496/497/498Independent Study or
Teaching Assistantship or
Research Assistantship or
Psychology Internship: Group or
Psychology Internship: Individualized or
Research Field Experience
Electives
Students should complete any two psychology courses as electives

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2010,
but before Fall 2013

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO202/203Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY101Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY247Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY327Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY419History and Systems
PSY402/409Current Research in Child Psychology or
Current Research in Psychology
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY204Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY206Psychology of Childhood
PSY208Psychology of Adolescence
PSY210Psychology of Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY205Learning
PSY306Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY301Abnormal Psychology
PSY302Child Psychopathology
PSY315Psychology of Gender
PSY320Personality Theories
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY318Sensation and Perception
PSY418Physiological Psychology
PSY430Human Neuropsychology
Groups
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY202Social Psychology
PSY303Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list
PSY319Human Sexuality
PSY325Health Psychology
PSY330Evolutionary Psychology
PSY407Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY410Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY450Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY460Special Topic Seminar
PSY480/496/497Independent Study or
Psychology Internship: Group or
Psychology Internship: Individualized
Elective
Students should complete any one psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008,
but before Fall 2010

The minimum 39 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO202/203Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY101Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY217Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY327Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY419History and Systems
PSY402/409Current Research in Child Psychology or
Current Research in Psychology
Developmental
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY204Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY206Psychology of Childhood
PSY208Psychology of Adolescence
PSY210Psychology of Adult Development
Foundation Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY202Social Psychology
PSY205Principles of Learning
PSY301/302Abnormal Psychology or
Psychopathology of Childhood
PSY303Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY320Theories of Personality
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY318Sensation and Perception
PSY418Physiological Psychology
PSY430Human Neuropsychology
Advanced Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY306Cognitive Psychology
PSY330Evolutionary Psychology
PSY407Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY410Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY450Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY460/480/496/497Special Topic Seminar or
Independent Study or
Psychology Internship: Group or
Psychology Internship: Individualized
Elective
Students should complete any one psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern before Fall 2008

Please contact your faculty advisor for your degree requirements.

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