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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ("OLD" REQUIREMENTS FOR CATALOG TERMS: PRE-FALL 2012)

SPECIALIZATION IN RESEARCH

This specialization requires 33 credits beyond the intro¡ductory course and an additional 15 credits in cognates and culminates in the B.S. degree. The program emphasizes skill development in the research process and is highlighted by two senior-level lab courses which focus on testing, evaluation, data collection, and analysis. Courses have been chosen for their value in preparing for the research job market in psychology and related disciplines as well as for graduate study. Upon completion, students will have satisfied both the requirements for the major in psychology and the specialization in research.

Students should select courses to satisfy the each of the requirements listed below:

Both of the following:

  • PSY 259 - Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY 393 - Experimental Methods

Two of the following:

  • PSY 210 - Infant and Child Development*
  • PSY 215 - Adolescent Development*
  • PSY 219 - Lifespan Development* 
  • PSY 227 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 228 - Personality
  • PSY 320 - Abnormal Child Psychology
  • PSY 321 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 361 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

*PSY 210 and 219 may not both count toward the major. Likewise, PSY 215 and 219 may not both count toward the major.

Three of the following:

  • PSY 302 - Motivation
  • PSY 303 - Perception
  • PSY 311 - Learning
  • PSY 313 - Cognition
  • PSY 383 - Brain and Behavior
  • PSY 406 - Language
  • PSY 484 - Comparative Animal Behavior
  • PSY 494 - Seminar in Human Nervous System

Both of the following:

  • PSY 461 - Data Gathering Techniques: Assessment
  • PSY 462 - Data Gathering Techniques: Instrumentation

Any other 400-level course, not including 472, 473, and 499.

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (minimum of 15 credits selected from below):

Required:

  • CSC 101 - Introduction to Computers and Applications

Two of the following:

  • CSC 102 - BASIC Programming: Programming in BASIC
  • CSC 185 - Productivity Tools on the Macintosh
  • CSC 200 - Personal Computer Applications
  • CSC 285 - Computer Graphics Software
  • CSC 304 - Internet: Applications and Management
  • CSC 370 - Computer Implementation of Statistical Methods

Two of the following:

  • COM 205 - Fundamentals of Professional Presentations
  • CSC 324/PHI 324 - Computer Ethics
  • ENG 304 - Technical Writing and Communication
  • ENG 316 - Writing for Business and Industry
  • LSC 244 - The Use of Information Sources
  • PHI 321 - Philosophy of Science
  • SOC 470 - Methods of Social Research
  • SOC 471 - Evaluating Social Research