Department of Psychology

Psychology Courses at a Glance

Requirements for the Major | Requirements for the Minor

Information Pertaining to Both MAJORS and MINORS

  • See the university catalog for complete information including course pre-requisites.
  • The department Website is located at this address: http://www.suu.edu/hss/psychology/
  • Exceptions to these requirements must receive departmental approval.
  • Students should work closely with the department’s faculty to plan their psychology program. It is generally advisable to set up an appointment with a faculty member to accomplish this objective.
  • Our faculty offices are located in the General Classroom Building (GC 308). Department Secretary, Joan Young.

SUU Psychology Requirements for the Major

A total of 39 credits with a grade of “C-“ or better is required for a MAJOR in psychology. No more than 12 lower division credit hours (100 or 200 level courses) may be counted toward the major. Only 3 credits of PSY 4890 internship can count toward the major. Exceptions to these requirements must receive departmental approval. Students are encouraged to work closely with one or more of the department's faculty to plan their psychology program.

Students may select an area of emphasis for their major: Biological Psychology; Clinical/Counseling Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Human Services Psychology; Social/Environmental Psychology. The specific requirements for each emphasis are available from the Psychology Department.

Pre-requisite Course

PSY 1010

General Psychology                              

3

*This required course does NOT count toward the 39 required credits

Foundation Courses (7 credits)

PSY 2010

Psychology as a Science and Profession

3

PSY 3010

Statistics in Psychology

3

PSY 3015

Statistics Lab

1

*ALL of the above courses are required

Methods Courses (8 credits) Choose two of the following course/lab sets

PSY 3400

PSY 3405

Experimental Analysis of Behavior 

Experimental Analysis of Behavior Lab

3

1

PSY 3410

PSY 3415

Research Design

Research Design Lab

3

1

PSY 3430

PSY 3435

Principles of Assessment

Principles of Assessment Lab

3

1

PSY 4930

PSY 4935

Senior Project: Independent Research I

Senior Project: Independent Research I Lab 

3

1

*A given course-lab set may not be broken up

Developmental Courses (3 credits)

PSY 3210

Infant and Child Development                      

3

PSY 3220

Adolescent Development

3

PSY 3230

Adult Development and Aging

3

*At least ONE of the above courses is required

Mind/Body Courses (3 credits)

PSY 3320

Cognitive Psychology                                

3

PSY 3600

Stress and Pain

3

PSY 3650

Health Psychology

3

PSY 4320

Clinical Neuropsychology

3

PSY 4510

PSY 4515

Brain and Behavior

Brain and Behavior Lab

2

1

PSY 4550

Drugs and Behavior

3

* At least ONE of the above courses is required.

Capstone Courses (3 credits)

PSY 4800

Practicum                                                 

3

PSY 4910

Senior Project: Literature Review

3

PSY 4940

Senior Project: Independent Research II

3

PSY 4950

History and Systems

3

*At least ONE of the above courses is required

Elective Courses (15 credits)

PSY 1110

Lifespan Development                                                                         

3

PSY 2370

Psychology of Gender

3

PSY 2200

Psychology of Ethnicity

3

PSY 3270

Motivation and Emotion

3

PSY 3200

Psychology and Culture

3

PSY 3370

Social Psychology

3

PSY 3500

Environmental Psychology

3

PSY 3700

Personality Theory

3

PSY 3800

Professional Roles Ethics & Practices (PREP)

3

PSY 3820

Human Relations and Group Dynamics

3

PSY 4310

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 4330

Theories of Learning

3

PSY 4340

Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy

3

PSY 4500

Special Topics

3

PSY 4530

Forensic Psychology

3

PSY 4830

Readings and Conferences

1

PSY 4831

Readings and Conferences in Leadership

1

PSY 4890

Internship – Only three credits count toward the major

1-12

* At least FIVE of the above courses are required (additional courses from above will count as elective courses)

SUU Psychology Requirements for the Minor

A total of at least 18 credits with a grade of “C-“ or better is required for a MINOR in psychology. No more than 6 lower division credits will count toward the minor.

Prerequisite course

PSY 1010

General Psychology   

3

*This course does not count toward the 18 credits required for the minor

Elective Courses (18 credits)

PSY 1110

Lifespan Development

3

PSY 2370

Psychology of Gender

3

PSY 2200

Psychology of Ethnicity

3

PSY 3200

Psychology and Culture

3

PSY 3210

Infant and Child Development

3

PSY 3220

Adolescent Development

3

PSY 3230

Adult Development and Aging

3

PSY 3500

Environmental Psychology

3

PSY 3600

Stress and Pain

3

PSY 3650

Health Psychology

3

PSY 3700

Personality Theory

3

PSY 3270

Motivation and Emotion

3

PSY 3320

Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY 3370

Social Psychology

3

PSY 3800

Practicum

3

PSY 3820

Human Relations and Group Dynamics

3

PSY 4310

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 4320

Clinical Neuropsychology

3

PSY 4330

Theories of Learning

3

PSY 4340

Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy

3

PSY 4500

Special Topics

3

PSY 4510

PSY 4515

Brain and Behavior

Brain and Behavior Lab

2

1

PSY 4530

Forensic Psychology

3

PSY 4550

Drugs and Behavior

3

PSY 4800

Advanced Practicum

1

PSY 4830

Readings and Conferences

1

PSY 4831

Readings and Conferences in Leadership

1

PSY 4890

Internship – Only three credits count toward the minor

1-12

* At least SIX courses are required from the above list or the major list