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Course of Study

Freshman year

Courses to take:

  • Psyc101 (Introduction to Psychology)
  • Psyc 151 (Biopsychology)
  • start taking courses that fulfill Goals 1 - 10

Other:

  • start making connections with professors
  • consider selecting a minor or a double major

 

Sophomore year

Courses to take:

  • Psyc233 (Research Methods)
  • Psyc234 (Quantitative Methods)
  • courses from the I/O, Developmental, or Preclinical/Counseling concentrations
  • continue working on Goals 1 - 10
  • elective courses

Other:

  • begin planning internship
  • consider independent research
  • consider selecting a minor
  • continue fostering connections with professors

 

Junior year

Courses to take:

  • courses from the I/O, Developmental, or Preclinical/Counseling concentrations
  • Psychology lab course
  • courses that fulfill Goals 11 - 15
  • elective courses

Other:

  • fill out Application for Degree form with advisor before the end of Spring semester
  • complete internship
  • consider independent research
  • if considering graduate school, sign up to take GRE before end of Fall of senior year & begin research on graduate programs

 

Senior year

Courses to take:

  • Psyc 457 (History & Systems)
  • Psyc460 (Advanced General Psychology)
  • Psyc461 (Senior Seminar)
    460 & 461 can be taken either semester, but should not be taken together*
  • courses that fulfill Goals 11 - 15
  • elective courses

Other:

  • ask professors who know you well to write letters of recommendation for grad school or jobs (be sure to give 2 weeks' notice at minimum, self-addressed stamped envelopes, and a resume')
 

What about internships?

student intern
  • You are responsible for finding one. Faculty, staff, and the Career Center can be helpful with suggestions.
  • 40 clock hours on site for each (1) credit hour earned
  • 1 credit is required. Maybe earn up to 3 credit hours with a letter grade. 4 - 15 credits are graded pass/fail.
  • The internship should ideally be completed before senior year and is a tool for helping you to explore an area of psychology that you may want to pursue after college.
  • Pick up an information packet from Joyce.
  • You will need a faculty supervisor and an on-site supervisor.
  • Your on-site supervisor fills out the evaluation form from the information packet.
  • You typically write a 1-2 page paper about the internship and keep a daily log (depending on faculty supervisor).
  • If interning in the summer, try to fit all 40 hours within one summer session.
  • Sign up with the department chair during regular registration times.
  • Submit signed internship documents for your file in the departmental office

Learn more about internships