There are three courses of study for WC psychology majors to choose from: Experimental Psychology, a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience (BN), and a concentration in Clinical/Counseling (CC). These courses of study are designed to prepare students for entry level careers and for post-graduate study in psychology, social work, business, and medicine/health.
The Experimental Psychology Track is designed to provide the broadest exposure to all disciplines in psychology. It includes a natural science course sequence, a statistics course sequence, several psychology laboratory courses, a choice of non-laboratory elective coursework, and the senior capstone experience.
Throughout the curriculum, the emphasis is on empirical testing of theoretical psychological models. Students graduate with the quantitative skills required for conducting and evaluating psychological research.
This track is recommended for those students who desire a broad background in psychology, for those contemplating careers in such fields as experimental psychology and social psychology, or for those who wish to double major in psychology and another discipline (e.g., art, English, philosophy, sociology, etc).
Four Year Plan in Experimental Psychology
Year 1PSY 111, 112, & natural science
Begin with courses in General Psychology as well as your choice of natural sciences sequence.
Year 2PSY 209, 309, & elective
Begin taking the Statistics and Research Design sequence, as well as at least one elective course that interests you.
Year 3PSY 399 & two more electives
Keep taking elective courses (at least one per semester). In Spring, you will also take Junior Seminar.
Year 4PSY SCE & two more electives
Work on your Senior Capstone Project while completing your last remaining elective courses.