Department of Psychology
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Graduate Majors (M.A.)
Students who want to declare psychology as a major or minor, including the teaching programs, must have completed 9 hours of psychology (400:xxx) with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Students not meeting this requirement may discuss their special situation with the department head who may waive the requirement in extraordinary circumstances. All transfer students must have permission of the department head in order to declare a major or minor.
Only courses with an earned grade of at least a C- will count toward the majors and minors.
It is possible for psychology majors to graduate with departmental honors provided they have an overall GPA of at least 3.50 and complete a research project deemed worthy of honors by the department. Generally such a project is done in the context of 3 hours of 400:193 Research Experience in Psychology.
Introduction to Psychology (400:001) is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses, and therefore must be taken by all majors and minors. It also counts as a Liberal Arts Core requirement.