Major and Minor Requirements

Major and Minor Requirements

Major Requirements

A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in all courses for the major. Students may not register for any Psychology course for a third time without the written permission of the Psychology Department Chairperson and the Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in the Lower Division Requirements in order to be a Psychology major and advance to Upper Division Major Requirements. Students must repeat any course in which a grade below C (2.0) is earned.

Lower Division Major Requirements (16 semester hours):

  • PSYC 1000 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2001 Statistical Methods for Psychology
  • PSYC 2002 Research Methods
  • PSYC 2003 Brain and Behavior

Upper Division Major Requirements (24 semester hours):

  • Prerequisite: Completion of all lower division major requirements with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each.
  • PSYC 3001 Cognition PSYC 3002
  • Social Psychology
  • Three additional upper division PSYC electives (12 semester hours): 1 PSYC 3000- or PSYC 4000-level course; 1 PSYC 4000-level course; 1 PSYC 4000-level course with an Applied Engagement designation
  • PSYC 4100 Capstone Seminar. Prerequisite: All upper division major requirements completed or currently in progress.
  • PSYC 4195 Senior Assessment. Prerequisite: All upper division major requirements completed or currently in progress.

Minor Requirements

  • PSYC 1000 General Psychology 4 semester hours
  • PSYC 2001 Statistical Methods for Psychology 4 semester hours
  • PSYC 2002 Research Methods 4 semester hours
  • Three upper division elective courses:
    • PSYC 3xxx or 4xxx Upper Division Elective 4 semester hours
    • PSYC 4xxx Upper Division Elective 4 semester hours
    • PSYC 4xxx Upper Division Elective 4 semester hours

Note: Electives are selected in consultation with the Psychology Department Advisor for the Minors. A grade of C (2.0) or higher must be obtained in all minor courses.