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Psychology Major: Mental Health Concentration , B.A.; B.S.

B.A. degree or B.S. degree

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The Psychology Major is extremely flexible and is appropriate for anyone interested in psychology, regardless of post-graduation plans including graduate school. The Psychology Major requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of PSY courses. Two additional concentrations are available (Mental Health Psychology and Business Psychology) that each require 36 credit hours.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  • You must complete a minimum of 18 hours of psychology course work at CMU.
  • You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses except PSY 100 to count toward this concentration. PSY 100 may be taken on a CR/NC basis.
  • You must earn a grade of "C" or better in PSY 211QR to enroll in PSY 285 and earn a "C" or better in PSY 285 and have completed ENG 201 to enroll in PSY 385. Consult individual course descriptions for prerequisites for other courses.
  • Credit restrictions: Only PSY 100 may be taken on a CR/NC basis. No more than 9 hours may be counted from the following courses with unspecified content: PSY 200, PSY 400, PSY 496, PSY 497, PSY 498, PSY 500, PSY 501, PSY 502. Further, not more than 3 hours may be counted from any one unspecified content course.
 
 

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (9 hours)

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 285Research Methods

3(3-0)

PSY 385Applications of Research Methods

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

PSY 211QRIntroduction to Psychological Statistics

3(3-0)

Note: Students who have already taken BIO 500 Biological Statistics (3) or HSC 544 Biostatistics (3) and received a grade of "C" or better in the course may substitute the requirement for PSY 211. In that case, an additional three (3) hours of Psychology must be taken.

Required Courses III (9 hours)

PSY 250Abnormal Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 310Psychological Testing

3(3-0)

PSY 350Clinical Interviewing and Counseling

3(3-0)

Electives I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
PSY 220Developmental Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 450Clinical Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 459Stress

3(3-0)

Electives II (6 hours)

Select from the following. The course counted for Electives I may not be counted here.
PSY 220Developmental Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 322Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood

3(3-0)

PSY 324Childhood and Adolescence

3(3-0)

PSY 325Psychology of Aging

3(3-0)

PSY 334/WGS 334Psychology of Women

3(3-0)

PSY 340Studies in Personality

3(3-0)

PSY 370Applied Behavior Analysis

3(3-0)

PSY 379Health Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 450Clinical Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 459Stress

3(3-0)

PSY 509Behavioral Pharmacology

3(3-0)

PSY 510Principles of Psychological Measurement

3(3-0)

PSY 544Theories of Personality

3(3-0)

PSY 555Psychopathology of Children

3(3-0)

PSY 562Therapeutic Intervention: Foundations

3(3-0)

PSY 575/SPE 530Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Etiology

3(3-0)

PSY 579Behavioral Medicine

3(3-0)

PSY 583Motivation and Emotion

3(3-0)

PSY 586Applied Behavioral Analysis in Education

3(3-0)

Psychology Electives (6 hours)

Select 6 hours of PSY courses. Courses counted for Electives I or II may not be used here.

Total: 36 semester hours