Psychology

Since most courses following Psychology 113 require a course in statistics — Mathematics 115 (Introduction to Statistics) or Mathematics 209 (Applied Statistics) — students should take this course as early as possible.

Introduction to Psychology (Psychology 113) is the first course for all students interested in psychology and is a prerequisite for other courses in the department. Psychology 113 is a one semester course offered both fall and spring semesters. Students interested in psychology should take Psychology 113 (Introduction to Psychology) in their first year and either Mathematics/Social Studies 115 (Introduction to Statistics) or Mathematics 209 (Applied Statistics) in their second or third semester. A score of 4 or 5 on the AP psychology exam will exempt a student from Psychology 113 and serve as a prerequisite for upper-level courses in the psychology curriculum although the credits will not apply to the major. A score of 4 or 5 on the AP statistics exam will exempt students from the required statistics course.

Students interested in the psychology major should take the required Psychology 225 (Research Methods) in their third or fourth semester and should consult with their faculty adviser.

One possible four-year plan:

FIRST YEAR FALL   FIRST YEAR SPRING
PSY 113 Introduction to Psychology   MAT 115 or MAT 209
SECOND YEAR FALL   SECOND YEAR SPRING
PSY 2XX   PSY 225 Research Methods
    PSY 2XX
THIRD YEAR FALL   THIRD YEAR SPRING
PSY 2XX   PSY 3XX
FOURTH YEAR FALL   FOURTH YEAR SPRING
PSY 3XX   PSY 495 Senior Seminar
 

With a semester of off-campus study (OCS):

FIRST YEAR FALL   FIRST YEAR SPRING
    PSY 113 Introduction to Psychology
SECOND YEAR FALL   SECOND YEAR SPRING
PSY 2XX   PSY 225 Research Methods
MAT 115 or MAT 209   PSY 2XX
THIRD YEAR FALL   THIRD YEAR SPRING
OCS   PSY 3XX, PSY 2XX
FOURTH YEAR FALL   FOURTH YEAR SPRING
PSY 3XX   PSY 495 Senior Seminar