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Psychology B.A., B.S. & Minor

The Psychology Department offers a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in psychology. The degree requires students to take a wide variety of courses in areas such as developmental processes, social psychology, learning and memory, personality, clinical psychology, biological processes and sensation/perception. Depending on their interests, students also select from more specialized subjects such as human factors, industrial/organizational psychology, aging and the psychology of emotion.

B.A. & B.S. Requirements

In order to graduate with a degree in psychology, a 2.5 GPA must be attained. Required course work includes the university requirements, the general requirements for either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts and the following departmental requirements.

All psychology courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Coursework

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 201 Survey of Contemporary Psychology
  • PSYC 218 Introduction to Research in the Behavioral Sciences
  • STAT 251 Statistical Methods
  • BIOL 102 Biology and Society (or any higher biology course)

And at least three courses from each of the following groups:

Personal/Social Bases of Behavior

  • PSYC 305 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 310 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 311 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 320 Introduction to Social Psychology

Biological/Experimental Bases of Behavior

  • PSYC 325 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 372 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 390 Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 430 Tests and Measurements
  • PSYC 444 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 456 Psychology of Emotion

At least 12 additional upper-division psychology credits. Up to 6 of these credits may be earned by taking COMM , 347, 410, 432 or 433. Only three of these credits may come from PSYC 400, 494, , 497, 498 and/or 499.


Minor Requirements

All psychology courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

The minor in Psychology requires completion of courses as follows:

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

At least one of the following (three to four credits):

  • ORGS 444 Methods and Analysis in Organizational Science
  • PSYC 218 Introduction to Research in the Behavioral Sciences
  • SOC 310 Methods of Social Research

At least two courses from each of the following groups (12 credits):

Personal/Social Bases of Behavior

  • PSYC 305 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 310 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 311 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 320 Introduction to Social Psychology

Biological/Experimental Bases of Behavior

  • PSYC 325 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 372 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 390 Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 430 Tests and Measurements
  • PSYC 444 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 456 Psychology of Emotion

And at least one additional upper-division psychology course (not including PSYC 400, 403, 497 or 499).

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710

Email: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu

Web: Psychology and Communication Studies Department

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