Major and Minor Requirements

Consult your advisor regarding proper course sequencing and course selection for the major and minor.

Major Requirements

For students who entered LMU as first year students with other majors (including “undeclared”), completion of PSYC 1000 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or higher is required PRIOR to declaring Psychology as a major or minor.  

LMU students who wish to switch into the major (from undeclared status or other majors at LMU) are strongly encouraged to do so by the end of the first semester of sophomore year. Declaring a major after this time may delay the completion of their degree requirements beyond the typical four-year period.

External transfer students to LMU who have not received transfer credit approval for PSYC 2001 (Statistical Methods for Psychology) or PSYC 2002 (Research Methods) may be delayed in the completion of their degree requirements beyond the typical two-year period.

A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in all courses for the major. Students must repeat any course in which a grade below C (2.0) is earned.

Example of Psych Major Worksheet

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.

Lower Division Requirements (16 semester hours)
PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology 4 semester hours
PSYC 2001: Statistical Methods (pre-req. PSYC 1000) 4 semester hours
PSYC 2002: Research Methods (pre-req. PSYC 2001) 4 semester hours
PSYC 2003: Brain & Behavior (pre-req. PSYC 1000) 4 semester hours

 

Upper Division Requirements (24 semester hours)
PSYC 4001: Cognitive Neuroscience 4 semester hours
PSYC 4002: Social Psychology 4 semester hours
PSYC 3000 or 4000 level elective 4 semester hours
PSYC 3000 or 4000 level elective 4 semester hours
PSYC 4000 level elective 4 semester hours
PSYC 4100: Capstone (pre-req. all UD reqs completed or in progress)
PSYC 4195: Senior Assessment (pre-req. all UD reqs completed or in progress)

Upper Division Prerequisite: Completion of all lower division major requirements with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each.

Minor Requirements

Example of Psych Minor Worksheet

 

A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in all courses for the minor. Students must repeat any course in which a grade below C (2.0) is earned.

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.

Lower Division Minor Requirements (12 semester hours)
PSYC 1000: General Psychology 4 semester hours
PSYC 2001: Statistical Methods 4 semester hours
PSYC 2002: Research Methods 4 semester hours

 

Upper Division Minor Electives (12 semester hours)
PSYC Elective 3000 or 4000 level 4 semester hours
PSYC Elective 3000 or 4000 level 4 semester hours
PSYC Elective 3000 or 4000 level 4 semester hours