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    Undergraduate Psychology Program Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the Undergraduate Psychology Program

    • PS 101 - General Psychology *PS/DC

      An introduction to the principles and major concepts of the science of human behavior. Topics include the scientific method, sensation and perception, consciousness, development, learning and memory, language, cognition, intelligence, stress and coping, personality, psychopathology, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology. Fulfills Ursuline Core Curriculum PS or SO requirement *DCPrerequisite to all other Psychology courses.

    • PS 222 - Behavioral Statistics

      An introduction to the principles and major concepts of the statistics for the behavioral sciences. Topics include Sampling, Scales of Measurement, graphing, Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Variability, The Normal Distribution, Standardized Z and T scores, Standard Errors, Hypothesis testing, Correlation, Regression, t-tests, Analysis of Variance, and Chi-square.

    • PS 322 - Research Methods I

      A study of the scientific inquiry. Emphasis is upon the formulation of research questions, development of the appropriate research methodology, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, and report writing. Specific techniques presented include tests and surveys, case studies, correlational methods and experiments. Students collect data under the supervision of the instructor and are responsible for the preparation of scientific reports.

    • PS 330 - Abnormal Psych

      An investigation of the application of basic psychological theory and research to the problem of maladaptive behavior.

    • PS 350 - Theory Personality

      A study of personality development, assessment, and functioning; critical evaluation of the major contemporary theories of personality.

    • PS 490 - Capstone Psycholog

      This course culminates the psychology major

    If you plan to enter the workforce after earning your BA, you’ll take these classes:

    • PS 335 – Psychological Testing
    • PS 310 – Autism Spectrum Disorders

    If you plan to enter graduate school after earning your BA, you’ll take these classes:

    • PS 324 – Research Methods II
    • PS 380 – Human Memory and Cognition with lab
    • PS 430 – Physiological Psychology

    You’ll also need 4 to 5 elective courses, and this is a perfect opportunity to specialize in the type of work you hope to do. You can pick electives in one of the following concentrations:

    • Clinical Forensic Psychology
    • Experimental/Cognitive Psychology
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • School Psychology

    To minor in Psychology, you'll take the following classes:

    • PS 101 - General Psychology
    • PS 222 - Behavioral Statistics
    • PS 322 - Research Methods I
    • PS 330 - Abnormal Psychology
    • PS 350 - Theories of Personality
    • PS 490 - Capstone in Psychology

    In addition, undergraduate students are also required to complete the Ursuline Core Curriculum.