Department of Psychology

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Psychology Major:
General Psychology Curriculum BA Degree Requirements

The general psychology curriculum is chosen by students who desire to have a broad training in psychology. It is also appropriate for students who desire to continue their education at the graduate level within a Department of Psychology and for students who plan to study beyond the Master’s level in any field of psychology. This curriculum offers students the greatest flexibility in terms of course selection.

See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2010 or later
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008, but before Fall 2010
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2007, but before Fall 2008
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2004, but before Fall 2007

Students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2010 or later 

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 247 Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology
or
PSY 409 Current Research in Psychology
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 210 Psychology of Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 205 Learning
PSY 206 Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 302 Child Psychopathology
PSY 315 Psychology of Gender
PSY 320 Personality Theories
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology
Groups
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 303 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list
PSY 319 Human Sexuality
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 330 Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 407 Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY 450 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY 460 Special Topic Seminar
PSY 496 Field Experience/Internship (Group)
or
PSY 497 Field Experience/Internship (Individualized)
Elective
Students should complete any ONE psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008, but before Fall 2010 

The minimum 39 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology
or
PSY 409 Current Research in Psychology
Developmental
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 210 Psychology of Adult Development
Foundation Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 205 Principles of Learning
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology
or
PSY 302 Psychopathology of Childhood
PSY 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 320 Theories of Personality
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology
Advanced courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 330 Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 407 Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY 450 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology
or
PSY 480 Independent Study
or
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience
or
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized
Elective
Students should complete any ONE psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2007, but before Fall 2008 

The minimum 35 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)
Developmental
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 210 Psychology of Adult Development
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology
Foundation Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 205 Principles of Learning
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology
or
PSY 302 Psychopathology of Childhood
PSY 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 320 Theories of Personality
Advanced courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 330 Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 407 Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY 450 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology
or
PSY 480 Independent Study
or
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience
or
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized
Elective
Students should complete any ONE psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2004, but before Fall 2007 

The minimum 35 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the General curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)
Developmental
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 204 Psychology of the Infant and Toddler
PSY 206 Psychology of Childhood
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 210 Psychology of Adult Development
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology
Foundation Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 205 Principles of Learning
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology
or
PSY 302 Psychopathology of Childhood
PSY 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 320 Theories of Personality
Advanced courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 330 Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 407 Learning II: Theories and Issues
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY 450 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology
or
PSY 480 Independent Study
or
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience
or
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized
Elective
Students should complete any ONE psychology course as an elective

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