Psychology Major Information
Students can be admitted to the Department of Psychology as Pre-psychology majors by meeting the Utah State University admission requirements and requesting that their major be declared as Pre-Psychology.
Admitted to the Psychology Major Prior to Fall 2017
Admitted to the Psychology Major Fall 2017 or later
Students admitted to the PrePsychology/Psychology major prior to Fall 2017 must earn a minimum grade of C- in all psychology coursework
|Students admitted to the PrePsychology/Psychology major Fall 2017 or later must earn a minimum grade of C in all psychology coursework|
|Required GPAs for Graduation for students admitted to the PrePsychology/Psychology program prior to Fall 2017 are as follows:
USU GPA: 2.75 or higher
Psychology GPA: 3.0 or higher
|Required GPAs for Graduation for students admitted to the PrePsychology/Psychology program Fall 2017 or later are as follows:
Overall (Cumulative) GPA: 3.0
USU GPA: 3.0
Psychology GPA: 3.0
Psychology Major Requirements
Required Courses (28 cr required)
|Psy 1010||General Psychology||3cr||Graduate School Preparation: The major in Psychology has been designed so
students are taking classes that will help them compete in applying for graduate
school. Students planning to attend graduate school need to become actively
involved with faculty research, form an association with Psi Chi and enroll in
experiential courses. Students should also take a course covering use of statistical
software (e.g., SPSS), offered through FCHD or Sociology. Get involved Early!
|Psy 1100||Lifespan Development||3cr|
|Psy 1400||Analysis of Behavior: Basic||3cr|
|PSy 1410||Analysis of Behavior: Basic : Lab||1cr|
|Psy 2010||Orientation to Psychology/ Profession & Career||2cr|
|Psy 3010||Psychological Statistics (QI)||4cr|
|Psy 3210||Abnormal Psychology||3cr|
|Psy 3500||Research Methods (CI)||3cr|
|Psy 4950||Undergraduate Apprenticeship (CI)||3cr|
|Psy 5330||Tests and Measurement||3cr|
Core Domains (14 cr required)
|Biological Basis of Behavior
Perception and Psychophysics
|Learning and Cognition
|Analysis of Behavior: Advanced
Cognitive Psychology / Lab
|Psychology of Gender
|Persons and Society
Specialization (6 cr required)
Additional courses from Core Domains may count in the specialization area if, and only if, the additional courses have not been counted for Core Domain requirements.
|Psy 2100||Human Development: Adolescence||3cr|
|Psy 3110||Health Psychology||3cr|
|Psy 3120||Abuse and Neglect...Domestic Violence (Online only)||3cr|
|Psy 3720||Behavior Assessment & Intervention I||3cr|
|Psy 4720||Behavior Assessment & Intervention II||3cr|
|Psy 4000||Mental Aspects of Sports Performance (OR)||3cr|
|Psy 5050||Psychological Aspects of Sports Performance|
|Psy 5100||History and Systems of Psychology||3cr|
|Psy 5200||Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling||3cr|
Moving From Pre Psychology To Psychology Major
Students will remain as pre psychology majors until they have completed certain requirements (see three necessary prerequisites below) and have contacted their advisor for an evaluation of these requirements.
Three Necessary Prerequisites To Move From Pre Psychology To Psychology Major
To declare a Psychology major, a student must make written application to the Department after all three of the following prerequisites have been met.
- Completion of at least 40 semester credits with a USU GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Completion of at least 18 semester credits of the University Studies requirement with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Completion of the following: Psy 1010, 1100, 1400, 1410, 3010, 2010 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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Tressa M. Haderlie