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