What would be ideal times to complete each of the requirements for the major?

Course Name

Ideal time to complete

Notes

PreReq

Introductory Psychology
(or AP 5 credit)

Freshman

If you received a 5 in AP Psychology then you do not need to take this course.

1

Statistics
(PSYC 200 or STAT 103)

Sophomore

You can take this during Junior year, but some research methods courses have statistics as a pre-requisite. If you want to conduct empirical research for your senior requirement then you should plan on taking statistics as a Sophomore.

2

Research Methods
(PSYC 201-299)

Junior

3

Social Science – core
(PSYC 140, 150, or 180)

Sophomore

4

Social Science

Junior

5

Natural Science – core
(PSYC 120, 130, 160, 170, or 190)

Sophomore

6

Natural Science

Junior

7

PSYC elective

Freshman

Any 100-level course.

8

PSYC elective

Junior

This can be an independent research course. Check FAQ under “Research Experience”.

9

PSYC elective

Junior / Senior

10

PSYC elective

Senior

11

Senior requirement
(Psyc 400-499)

Senior

One (but only one) of these can be taken during your Junior year.

12

Senior requirement
(Psyc 400-499)

Senior