Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Psychology

Academics

Major

Major requirements for the Classes 2014, 2015 and 2016

Psychology major worksheet

The major consists of at least 10 credits.

Statistics

MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
or MATH 151

Psychology

PSY 202 Quantitative Research Methods

Biological

Two of the following:
PSY 225 Brain, Mind and Behavior
PSY 226 Comparative Animal Behavior
PSY 227 Drugs and Behavior
PSY 235 Human Sexuality

PSY 265 Health Psychology
PSY 341 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 348 Laboratory in Animal Communication and Cognition
PSY 367 Cognitive Neuroscience

Individual

Two of the following:
PSY 203 Child Development
PSY 211 Learning and Memory
PSY 222 Cognition
PSY 241 Personality: The Study of Lives
PSY 247 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 312 Perception
PSY 315 Social and Emotional Development
PSY 324 Childhood Behavior Disorders
PSY 330 Scientific Approaches to Consciousness
PSY 343 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
PSY 344 Laboratory in Qualitative Research
PSY 345 Labortory in Child Development
PSY 369 Clinical Psychology

Sociocultural

Two of the following:
PSY 232 Social Psychology
PSY 251 Multicultural Psychology
PSY 270 Adolescent Development
PSY 272 Psychological Anthropology
PSY 290 Psychology of Women
PSY 326 Political Psychology
PSY 334 Practicum in Human Services and Public Health
PSY 340 Laboratory in Social Psychology

Of the six courses in the above three categories, one must be a 300-level course and one must be a laboratory course (i.e., at least two 300-level psychology courses are required).

Seminar or thesis

PSY 400 Psychology Senior Seminar

Elective
One psychology course

Honors Work
Students with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher are encouraged to consider completing an honors thesis in psychology. Proposals for honors theses must be reviewed and approved by the department, generally in the spring of the junior year.

PSY 500 Individual Research

Students who undertake a senior thesis must also take the Senior Seminar in Psychology.

Courses in the following subject areas outside of psychology are also recommended: writing; philosophy, including logic and ethics; other social sciences; computer science; biology and the physical sciences.

NOTE: Effective with the Class of 2016, no more than two courses that are being used to fulfill the requirements of another academic major may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Psychology Major.

Major requirements effective with the Class of 2017 and beyond

Psychology major worksheet

The major consists of at least 12 credits:

Two Introductory courses:
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 1 or a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology Exam
PSY 202 Quantitative Research Methods

Statistics
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
or MATH 151 Accelerated Statistics

Biological Perspective
One of the following:
PSY 225 Brain, Mind and Behavior
PSY 226 Comparative Animal Behavior 2,3
PSY 227 Drugs and Behavior 2
PSY 235 Human Sexuality
PSY 265 Health Psychology 2

Developmental and Clinical Perspectives
One of the following:
PSY 203 Child Development
PSY 233 Lifespan Development
PSY 241 Personality: The Study of Lives 2
PSY 247 Abnormal Psychology 2
PSY 270 Adolescent Development 2
PSY 298 Child Psychopathology2

Cognitive Perspective
One of the following:
PSY 211 Learning and Memory
PSY 222 Cognition
PSY 298 The Psychology of Consciousness

Sociocultural Perspective
One of the following:
ANTH 270 Psychological Anthropology
PSY 232 Social Psychology
PSY 251 Multicultural Psychology 2
PSY 290 Psychology of Women 2

One of the following 300-level elective courses:
PSY 312 Perception 2,3
PSY 315 Social and Emotional Development 2,3
PSY 326 Political Psychology 2,3
PSY 334 Practicum in Human Services and Public Health
PSY 337 Practicum in Psychological Research 2
PSY 360 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 361 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 2,3
PSY 367 Cognitive Neuroscience 2,3
PSY 369 Clinical Psychology 2,3
PSY 370 Moral Development 2,3
PSY 398 Forensic Psychology 2

One of the following 300-level lab courses:
PSY 340 Laboratory in Social Psychology 2,3
PSY 341 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience 2,3
PSY 343 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology 2,3
PSY 344 Laboratory in Qualitative Research 2
PSY 345 Labortory in Child Development 2,3
PSY 348 Laboratory in Animal Communication and Cognition 2,3

Two Elective Courses:
Two courses selected from any psychology offering listed above that are not already being used towards one of the other psychology major requirements.

Seminar
PSY 400 Psychology Senior Seminar

NOTE: No more than two courses that are being used to fulfill the requirements of another academic major may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Psychology Major.

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1To declare a major in Psychology, a student must have completed or be currently enrolled in PSY 101.
2Requires completion of PSY 202: Quantitative Research Methods.
3Requires completion of additional course prerequisites (See online Course Schedule for details).

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