The Psychology Department offers a B.S. or B.A. 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.
In conjunction with the degree course work requirements, students in the undergraduate program are encouraged to select one of four tracks or emphases depending on their postgraduate goals.
A Liberal Arts Track is available for students who wish to obtain a broad background in psychology without specializing in any particular sub discipline of psychology. Its diversity gives students a flexible background for postgraduate careers. This track is often combined with a major or minor in another academic discipline.
The Job Skills Track is designed for students who wish to earn a B.S. or B.A. with more specific skills and knowledge relevant to a particular area of psychology, such as clinical/counseling, industrial/organizational psychology, or human factors.
The Pre-graduate School Track is a package of recommended course work and other guidelines developed to enhance a student’s preparation for graduate education in psychology.
Finally, the Pre-professional Track is a set of guidelines designed for students who are interested in pursuing law, dental, or medical school. As part of all these tracks, students are encouraged to participate in research projects, internships, and teaching experiences to enhance their education.