Course Sequence

View the Psychology (M.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.) requirements in the official course catalog.

B.A. Requirements (Note: GenEd coursework, in addition to these listed psychology requirements, must be completed by the end of the junior year)
Courses and Sequence                                                                       

Freshman Year- First Semester          

  • PSYC 101- Introduction to Psychology- 3 credits       

Freshman Year- Second Semester

  • PSYC 203- Research Methods- 3 credits

Sophomore Year- First Semester

  • PSYC 220- Intro to Statistical Methods in Psychology- 4 credits  
  • PSYC 300-level advanced elective (choose 1 from 300 level psychology course)- 3 credits

Sophomore Year- Second Semester

  • PSYC 301- Experimental Psychology- 4 credits
  • PSYC 300-level elective (choose 1 from 300 level psychology course)- 3 credits

Junior Year- First Semester

  • STAT 442 Fundamentals of Modern Statistics II- 3 credits                                                                                                                                                      
  • Advanced Electives  (choose 1 from 300 level psychology courses)- 3 credits

Junior Year- Second Semester

  • STAT 481 Introduction to Statistical Data Mining- 3 credits                                                                                                                            
  • Advanced Electives (choose 1 from 300 level psychology courses)- 3 credits
  • (GenEd requirements must be completed by end of this semester)
  • PSYC 491 (optional)- 3 credits

Senior Year- First Semester/First Year Master’s Program (note: this is considered the “double dip” semester)

  • PSYC 510 Research Methods in Psychology- 3 credits*
  • PSYC 578 Psychological Tests and Measures- 3 credits*
  • PSYC 491 or 492 Independent Research- 3 credits

Specialized Courses: Choose one course from the following: PSYC 504, 552, 561, 563, 565, 568, 573, 582, 583, 667 or 670- 3 credits*

*Counts also towards the MA Degree

 

M.A. Requirements
Courses and Sequence                                                                       
First Year Master’s Program/ Senior Year BA Program, First  Semester (note: this is considered the double dip semester)
PSYC 510 Research Methods in Psychology- 3 credits*
PSYC 578 Psychological Tests and Measurements- 3 credits*

PSYC 491 or 492 Independent Research- 3 credits

Specialized Courses: Complete 3 semester hours from the following: PSYC 504, 552, 561, 563, 565, 568, 573, 582, 583, 667, 670 or 504- 3 credits*

First Year Master’s Program/ Senior Year BA Program- Second Semester 
PSYC 520 Human Experimental Psychology- 4 credits
PSYC 550 Quantitative and Statistical Methods- 3 credits 
PSYC 663- Independent Research- 3 credits

Second Year Master’s Program- First Semester               
Specialized Courses: Complete one to three courses from the following if not already taken: PSYC 552, 561,563, 565, 568, 573, 582,583, 659,  667,  670 or 504- 3-9 credits                                
Free Electives: Complete 3-6 Semester hours from 500 level free electives- 3-6 credits

Second Year Master’s Program- Second Semester               
Specialized Courses: Complete 3-6 semester hours from following if not already taken PSYC 552, 561, 563, 565, 568, 573, 582, 583, 659,  667, 670 or 504- 0-6 credits
Free electives: Complete 3-6 Semester hours from 500-level free electives if not already taken- 3-6 credits

PSYC 698 Master’s Thesis- 4 credits

 

*Counts also towards the M.A.  Degree