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Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center 206
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710
E-MAIL: seanm@uidaho.edu


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

Psychology teacher and students

B.A. & B.S. Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 must be attained for students seeking upper-division standing in the department.  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 a grade of C or better. 


  • 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 331, 347, 432, or 433.  Only 3 of these credits may come from PSYC 400, 495, 497, or 498. 

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course taken to complete this category.