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Below are the curriculum requirements for the Psychology Major.

Core Courses Requirements

(15 hours)*

PY 102 - Introduction to Psychology
PY 103 - Career Development in Psychology
PY 271 - Research Design and Analysis I
PY 370 - Research Design and Analysis II (prerequisites: PY 102, PY 103, PY 271)
PY 497 - Historical Development of Psychology (prerequisites: PY 370 and completion of the Extended Core)

*A grade of C or better is required for each course in the Core.

Extended Core Course Requirements

Choose one course from each of the following five areas: (15 hours)

Basic Processes

PY 362 - Learning and Memory
PY 366 - Introduction to Sensation and Perception
PY 466 - Introduction to Physiological Psychology

Clinical/Personality

PY 432 - Introduction to Personality
PY 440 - Abnormal Psychology
PY 441 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Cognition

PY 353 - Social Cognition
PY 364 - Comparative Cognition
PY 460 - Cognitive Processes (prerequisite: one psychology course)

Developmental

PY 120 - The Child: Development from Conception to Adolescence
PY 220 - Psychological Development Across the Lifespan
PY 222 - Development of the Adolescent
PY 525 - Maturity and Aging

Social/Applied Psychology

PY 250 - Applied Psychology
PY 251 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PY 358 - Social Psychology

Electives

Choose two additional courses from the list below: (6 hours)
{PY 484 and PY 495 may be taken only once to satisfy this option requirement. For PY 484 a mentor is required; for PY 495 contact Mrs. Delgado (ldelgado@semo.edu) or Dr. Guiling (sguiling@semo.edu).  Students who declared their major prior to Fall 2011 need to see their advisor for electives categories.}


PY 250 - Applied Psychology
PY 251 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PY 301 - Cross-cultural Psychology
PY 325 - Psychological Development of the Family
PY 329/529 - Psychology of Death and Dying
PY 353 - Social Cognition
PY 358 - Social Psychology
PY 359 - Psychology and the Law
PY 362 - Learning and Memory
PY 364 - Comparative Cognition
PY 366 - Introduction to Sensation and Perception
PY 432 - Introduction to Personality
PY 440 - Abnormal Psychology
PY 441 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PY 442 - Psychotherapy
PY 444 - Childhood Psychopathology*
PY 460 - Cognitive Processes (prerequisite: one PY course)
PY 465 - Motivation and Emotion
PY 466 - Introduction to Physiological Psychology
PY 484 - Advanced Research in Psychology**
PY 495 - Internship in Psychology***
PY 521 - Advanced Child Psychology
PY 525 - Maturity and Aging
PY 531 - Psychological Testing
PY 555 - Health Psychology

*PY 444 prerequisite: PY 120/CF 120 or PY 220
**PY 484 prerequisites (with grades of C or better): PY 102, PY 103, PY 271 & PY 370
***PY 495 prerequisites: completed 18 hours of PY courses and PY GPA of 2.50 or better

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