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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. 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 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.

Psychology Electives (18 hours)

Select 18 hours of PSY electives.

Total: 30 semester hours