Psychology Standard Major: Experimental Emphasis

Program Requirements

All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.

A minimum of 40 credits is required:

PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
PSY 200Statistics and Data Analysis3
PSY 210History of Psychology3
PSY 301Research Methods3
PSY 345Biological Psychology (with laboratory)4
Psychology Electives9
Select four of the following:12-13
Learning and Behavior
Cognitive Psychology
Industrial and Applied Psychology
Health Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Behavioral Pharmacology
Social Psychology
Select one of the following capstone courses:3
Independent Study
Capstone Seminar in Psychology
Capstone Internship in Psychology
Total Credits40-41

 Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Psychology Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: PSY 498 Capstone Seminar in Psychology, or PSY 499 Capstone Internship in Psychology (with a minimum grade of “C” ).

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements