Psychology Concentration 2020-2021 Edition

Psychology Concentration Objectives

Students in the Psychology concentration will:

  •  Knowledge Base: describe key concepts, principles and overarching themes in psychology; develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains; and describe applications of psychology.
  • Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking: use reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena; demonstrate psychology information literacy; engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving; interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research; and incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry. 
  • Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice; build and enhance interpersonal relationships; and adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
  • Communication: demonstrate effective writing for different presentation purposes; exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes; and interact effectively with others. 
  • Professional Development: apply psychological content and skills to career goals; exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation; refine project-management skills; enhance teamwork capacity; and develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.

Students in the Psychology concentration will take:

Foundational Course
Introduction to Psychology
Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology
Foundational Perspective Courses
Students must take at least one course from 3 of the 5 Foundational Perspectives:
Developmental Perspective
Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Social and Cultural Context Perspective
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Community Psychology
Cognition and Learning Perspective
Cognitive Psychology
Educational Psychology
Judgment and Decision Making
Biological Perspective
Introduction to Neuroscience
Health Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Clinical Perspective
Introduction to Psychopathology
Child Psychopathology
Counseling Theory and Practice
Two Elective Courses
Electives can be taken from any remaining courses in the Perspectives above or from any of the courses listed below:
Psychology of Personality
Environmental Psychology *
Applied Psychology *
Positive Psychology *
Research Methods in Psychology *
Industrial and Organization Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology II: Psychological Research and Statistics *
Psychology Internship
The Design Thinking Process *
Gender in Childhood *
Exercise and Sport Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Psychological Testing and Assessment *
Directed Study in Psychology