Program Requirements

Hours: 51

Major Courses - 44 hours

PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3) CEP
or
PSY 103H HON:Intro Psychology (3) CEP

PSY 204 Lifespan Development (3)
PSY 208 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 310 Cognition & Memory (3)
PSY 340 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 360 Biological Psychology (4)
PSY 375 Research I (4)
PSY 376 Research II (3)
PSY 400 Senior Thesis (3)
Choose five additional PSY courses (15 credit hours), excluding PSY 396 and 496; may include up to 3 hours of PSY 398 or PSY 399

Cognate Courses- 7 hours

MTH 174 Statistics I (3) CMA
BIO 131 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) CN

Recommended Courses:

ECO 201 Economic Issues (3)
PHI 200 Perspectives on Human Nature (3) CP
SOC 202 Race, Class, Gender (3)

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.