Program

Psychology Major

(B.A. degree) Thirty-three hours required. Thirty-three semester hours in Psychology including PSY 111, 211, 311, and 411. Required electives (choose six hours from each group): Group I: PSY 313, PSY 315, PSY 323, PSY 328, PSY 333, PSY 425, PSY 433. Group II: PSY 242, PSY 260, PSY 340, PSY 343, PSY 355. Choose nine additional hours from other course work.

Psychology Minor

Eighteen semester hours required, including PSY 111. Note: Students seeking certification in teaching should consult with the department chair. Also, students can only count two developmental courses (PSY 240, 242, 340) toward the PSY major or minor.

Child Development Minor

Twenty-four hours required, to include the following:

Required Core Courses 9 hours

  • All of the following are required:
    • PSY 111 General Psychology 3 hours
    • PSY 340 Child Development 3 hours
    • SOC 213 Marriage and the Family 3 hours

Psychological Processes 3 hours

  • Select 1 of the following courses:
    • PSY 242 Adolescence and Adulthood 3 hours
    • PSY 260 Social Psychology 3 hours
    • PSY 328 Learning 3 hours
    • PSY 333 Cognitive Psychology 3 hours
    • PSY 343 Personality 3 hours

Cultural Diversity and Socio-cultural Context 2-3 hours

  • Select at least 1 of the following courses*:
    • ART 216 Survey of Art History I 3 hours
    • ART 217 Survey of Art History II 3 hours
    • EDU 309 Teaching in a Diverse Society 2 hours
    • HIS 213 Asian Civilization II 3 hours
    • HIS 310 History of the South 3 hours
    • HIS 424 History of the Middle East 3 hours
    • SOC 211 Community 3 hours

Child Guidance and Health 3 hours

  • Select at least 1 of the following courses*:
    • COMM 323 Conflict Management 3 hours (prerequisite COMM 115 or 200)
    • EDU 223 Student Development, Behavior and Learning 3 hours
    • KHS 320 Nutrition 3 hours
    • PSY 360 Fieldwork 3 hours (prerequisite consent of instructor)
    • PSY 415 Counseling Skills 3 hours (prerequisite PSY 355)

Exceptional Children/Atypical Development 2-3 hours

  • Select at least 1 of the following courses*:
    • PSY 355 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
    • EDU 307 Educating Exceptional Children 2 hours
    • PSY 417 Developmental Psychopathology 3 hours (prerequisite PSY 242 or 340)
    • PSY 419 School Psychology 3 hours (prerequisite PSY 242 or 340)
    • Art/Music/Theatre 2-3 hours
    • Select at least 1 of the following courses*:
    • ART 115 Drawing 3 hours
    • ART 313 Art Education 2 or 3 hours
    • MUS 314 Foundations and Principles of Music Education 2 hours
    • THE 407 Creative Dramatics and Children’s Theatre 2 or 3 hours

Students applying any of the above courses to a major must substitute another course in the affected area.

 

* Students choosing 2-hour courses must carefully select additional coursework to equal the required 24 hours. PSY 440 Independent Study can be taken for 1-3 hours if needed, with consent of the instructor and approval of the department chair and the Provost

Students may plan an area major in Child Development.



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