2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Major in Psychology

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Students may choose psychology as one component of an interdisciplinary major.

Requirements for the Major

Eight psychology courses and two cognate courses are required to fulfill the psychology portion of the interdisciplinary major:

Psychology/Sociology Majors

Psychology/sociology majors may take SC 342 /SC 343  to fulfill the PY 291  /PY 292  requirement. In this instance, students should select two additional PY courses to fulfill the eight course requirement for the interdisciplinary major. Students interested in pursuing a graduate program in psychology are advised to take PY 291 /PY 292 . Those interested in pursuing a graduate program in sociology are advised to take SC 342 /SC 343 .


Interdisciplinary majors also take a statistics course-ST 110  (for B.A. students only) or ST 210  or ST 265 -as a math core requirement, and Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (BL 105 ) or Organismal Biology (BL 121 ) as one of their core natural science requirements (except biology/psychology majors who take a specific set of biology courses, as detailed under Biology). The remainder of the major courses are selected according to the requirements of that discipline, and certain interdisciplinary combinations stipulate courses that must be taken.

The popular combination of biology/psychology is often chosen by those students who would like to eventually pursue medical school, graduate school in health psychology, or a career in research (see requirements under Biology ).

Honors in Psychology

An honors option is available to psychology majors who meet the requirements listed below. Entry into the honors option is contingent upon the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Education. A 3.700 GPA in the major and a 3.500 GPA overall. This GPA determination is based upon cumulative grades and is confirmed in the student's second to last semester.

Seminal Project

Students will present a seminal project related to their chosen course sequence in a professional forum (e.g., Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Colloquium, Psi Chi Induction, professional conference).

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