Psychology Standard Major: General Psychology Emphasis

Program Requirements

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

A minimum of 38 credits is required:

PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
PSY 200Statistics and Data Analysis3
PSY 210History of Psychology3
Psychology electives8-9
Select two of the following:6
Development Psychology
Psychological Testing
Clinical Psychology
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Personality
Environmental Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Applied Psychology
Health Psychology
Social Psychology
Select two of the following:6-8
Research Methods
Learning and Behavior
Cognitive Psychology
Biological Psychology (with laboratory)
Evolutionary Psychology
Behavioral Pharmacology
Select one of the following capstone courses:3
Capstone Seminar in Psychology
Capstone Internship in Psychology
Total Credits38-41

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Psychology Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: PSY 498CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY, or PSY 499 Course PSY 499 Not Found (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