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Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center 206
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710


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University of Idaho
c/o Psychology & Communication Studies
Student Health Center 206
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID  83844-3043
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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.

B.A. and B.S. Requirements

In order to graduate with a degree in psychology, a 2.50 GPA must be attained.  Required course work includes the university requirements, the general requirements for either a B.A. or B.S. degree, 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 3 of these credits may come from PSYC 400, 494, 497, 498, and/or 499.