2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

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The psychology major educates students on the primary fields of the science of psychology. The major prepares students for occupations in psychology and for graduate degree programs in psychology by providing advanced coursework and laboratory experiences. The major provides a core curriculum, breadth courses, and concentration areas within psychology. Students majoring in psychology must complete all psychology courses, both transfer and NMU, with a grade of “C-” or higher.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Psychological Science department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major 36-43
 
Core 12-13
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychological Science [SCII] or 4
     PSY 101 General Psychology (3 cr.) [PERS]
PSY 160 Seminar for Psychology Majors 1
PSY 201 Psychological Research I: Statistical Applications [QUAR] 4
PSY 202 Psychological Research II: Experimental Design and Methodology 4
PSY 489 Graduate Assessment for Psychology Majors 0
 
Breadth Areas 16
PSY 210 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 4
PSY 220 Social Psychology 4
PSY 230 Learning and Cognition 4
PSY 250 Brain and Behavior [SCII] or 4
     PSY 251 Topics on Brain and Behavior (4 cr.)
 
Concentration Areas 8-14
Choose one of the following concentration areas (Interdisciplinary Psychology Concentration, Brain and Behavior Concentration, Developmental Psychology Concentration, Mental Health/Pre-Clinical Psychology Concentration, Social/Personality Psychology Concentration or Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Concentration. All courses require completion (C- or higher) of PSY 201 and PSY 202. Some concentration areas have additional requirements.  
 
    Interdisciplinary Psychology Concentration 8
    One PSY or ABA course at 300 level or higher 4
    One PSY or ABA course at 400 level 4
 
    Brain and Behavior Concentration 10
    Courses in this concentration require completion of PSY 250 with a C- or higher.  
     PSY 460A Practicum/Research: Brain and Behavior 2
    Choose two of the following: 8
         PSY 350 Neuropsychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 450 Methods in Psychophysiology (4 cr.)
         PSY 451 Sensation and Perception (4 cr.)
         PSY 453 Affective Neuroscience (4 cr.)
         PSY 457 Psychopharmacology (4 cr.)
 
    Developmental Psychology Concentration 10
    Courses in this concentration require completion of PSY 210 with a C- or higher.  
     PSY 460B Practicum/Research: Developmental Psychology 2
    Choose two of the following: 8
         PSY 312 Child Psychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 314 Adolescent Psychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 316 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4 cr.)
 
    Mental Health/Pre-Clinical Psychology Concentration 14
     PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology 4
     PSY 460C Practicum/Research: Mental Health/Pre-Clinical Psychology 2
    Choose two of the following: 8
         PSY 340 The Ethics and Practice of Clinical Psychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 342 Health Psychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 350 Neuropsychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 440 Psychological Assessment (4 cr.)
         PSY 445 Positive Psychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 457 Psychopharmacology (4 cr.)
 
    Social/Personality Psychology Concentration 10
    Courses in this concentration require completion of PSY 220 with a C- or higher.  
     PSY 460D Practicum/Research: Social / Personality Psychology 2
    Choose two of the following: 8
         PSY 322 Social Cognition (4 cr.)
         PSY 325 Psychology of Personality (4 cr.)
         PSY 420 Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Culture (4 cr.)
 
Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Concentration 10
         PSY 460E Practicum/Research: Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology 2
    Choose two of the following 8
         ABA 205 Experimental Analysis of Behavior (4 cr.)
         ABA 320 Conceptual Analysis of Behavior (4 cr.)
         PSY 322 Social Cognition (4 cr.)
         PSY 333 Animal Behavior (4 cr.)
         PSY 350 Neuropsychology (4 cr.)
         PSY 423 The Psychology of Organizational Behavior (4 cr.)
         PSY 451 Sensation and Perception (4 cr.)

This major does not require a minor.