Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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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

One of the following:
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
MATH 151 Accelerated Statistics
PSY 141 Statistics for the Social Sciences
SOC 141 Statistics for Social Sciences

Biological Perspective
One of the following:
PSY 225 Brain, Mind and Behavior
PSY 226 Comparative Animal Behavior 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 224 Child Psychopathology
PSY 233 Lifespan Development
PSY 241 Personality: The Study of Lives 2
PSY 247 Abnormal Psychology 2
PSY 270 Adolescent Development 2

Cognitive Perspective
One of the following:
PSY 211 Learning and Memory
PSY 222 Cognition
PSY 230 Psychology of Consciousness 2

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:
MGMT 320 Organizational Behavior
PSY 312 Perception 2,3
PSY 315 Social and Emotional Development 2,3
PSY 326 Political Psychology 2,3
PSY 328 Psychology and Law 2
PSY 334 Practicum in Human Services and Public Health
PSY 337 Practicum in Psychological Research 2
PSY 361 Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 2,3
PSY 367 Cognitive Neuroscience 2,3
PSY 369 Clinical Psychology 2,3
PSY 370 Moral Development 2,3

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 Inquiry 2,3
PSY 345 Laboratory 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.

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.

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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