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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

Subject Course Title  
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)  
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 205 Learning  
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology  
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
Groups
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 202 Social Psychology  
PSY 303 Industrial-Organizational Psychology  
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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

Subject Course Title  
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)  
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)  
PSY 227 Bahavioral 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
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
Advanced courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 227 Bahavioral 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
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
Foundation Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 227 Bahavioral 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
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
Foundation Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
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