Catalog 2012-2013

Psychology

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BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJOR
38 semester hours in psychology including:

  • PSYC 101, 242, 499
  • One of PSYC 310, 320, or 330
  • One of PSYC 440, 442, 446 or 448
  • At least 2 semester hours from PSYC 495, 496, or 497
  • 16 semester hours of elective psychology courses
  • STAT 232 (psychology class) and accompanying lab are required.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MAJOR
40 semester hours in psychology including:

  • PSYC 101, 242, 499
  • One of PSYC 310, 320, 330
  • Two of PSYC 440, 442, 446, 448
  • One lab section selected from PSYC 441, 443, 447, 449
  • At least 2 semester hours from PSYC 495, 496, or 497
  • 12 semester hours of elective psychology courses
  • STAT 232 (psychology class) and accompanying lab
  • 20 semester hours in mathematics and natural science are required. Of the 20 hours, at least 4 semester hours must be in mathematics and at least 8 semester hours in biology. Those students who, after graduating from PLU, plan to enter schools of dentistry, medicine, public health, or veterinary medicine should note the specific pre-professional mathematics and science requirements in the appropriate sections of this catalog.

MINOR
20 semester hours, of which:

  • At least 12 semester hours must be taken in residence. If a statistics course is used as part of the 20-hour requirement, then it must be STAT 232 (psychology class) taught by a member of the psychology department.

The minor in psychology is designed to supplement another major in the liberal arts or a degree program in a professional school, such as business, education, or nursing.

PSYC 110, 111, 113, and 213 do not count toward the majors or minor.

Course Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher must have been earned in a course in order for it to qualify as a prerequisite and to apply towards the major.

Experiential Learning

All Psychology majors are required to take a minimum of 2 semester hours of PSYC 495, 496 or 497.

Capstone

Psychology majors are required to complete a capstone project and present this project as part of PSYC 499 at the Psychology Research Conference held every term.