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Psychology Major, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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This major is also offered via Global Campus/CMU Online.

The psychology major is extremely flexible and is appropriate for anyone interested in psychology, regardless of post-graduation plans including graduate school. This major requires that you complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of PSY courses.

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)

Psychology Electives (18 hours)

Select 18 hours of PSY courses.

Total: 30 semester hours

Note: You must complete a minimum of 18 hours of psychology course work at CMU.

Note: You must earn a grade of “C” or better in PSY 211 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.

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.

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.