Program Requirements

Hours: 51-52

Major Courses - 44-45 hours

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP


PSY 103HHON:Intro Psychology (3) S/CEP

PSY 204Lifespan Development (4) S


PSY 205Child/Adolescent Development (3) S

PSY 208Social Psychology (3) S

PSY 310Cognition & Memory (3) S

PSY 340Abnormal Psychology (3) S

PSY 360Biological Psychology (4) S

PSY 375Research I (4)

PSY 376Research II (3)

PSY 400Senior Thesis (3)

PSY Choose five PSY courses (15 credit hours), excluding PSY 396 and 496; may include up to 3 hours of PSY 389 or PSY 399.

Cognate Courses- 7 hours

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA

BIO 131Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) N/CN

Recommended Courses:

ECO 201Economic Issues (3) S

PHI 200Perspectives on Human Nature (3) P/CP

SOC 202Race, Class, Gender (3) S

SOC 204Cultural Anthropology (3) S

Residency requirement -- A minimum of 15 credit hours in psychology work must be completed at Mount St. Joseph University prior to the awarding of a psychology degree.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the psychology major will be able to:

  • demonstrate undergraduate level knowledge of major terms, concepts and theories relevant to disciplines.
  • assess claims and make judgments on the basis of well-supported reasons.
  • design and conduct empirical research and write scientific research reports at an undergraduate level.