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Course Requirements

Major in Psychology

The following specific general education courses must be chosen to meet the requirements for the psychology major:

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

Courses Required in the Psychology Major:
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 305 Personality Psychology (3 credits)
PSY/SOC 310 Social Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 315 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 320 Statistics for the Behavioral Science(3credits)
PSY 330 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
PSY 450 History and Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
One of the following:
PSY 335 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
or
PSY 445 Biological Psychology (3 credits)

One of the following capstone course sequences:
PSY 496 Senior Research Seminar I (3 credits) and
PSY 497 Senior Research Seminar II (3 credits)
or
One additional 300 or 400 level elective (3 credits)  
PSY 391 Testing and Measurement for the Behavioral
Sciences (3 credits)

Required courses may not be taken independently.

Psychology majors must complete six credits of elective courses (at least three credits of these elective courses must be at the 300 or 400 level). Some courses are offered every other year.

Elective Courses
PSY 250 Cross-cultural Psychology (3 credits)
PSY/REL 270 Psychology of Religion (3 credits)
PSY 275 Psychology of Women (3 credits)
PSY 293 Special Topics (3 credits)
PSY 301 Careers in Psychology (1 credit)
PSY 325 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 327 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 335 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 370 Controversial Topics in Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 391 Testing and Measurement for the Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
PSY 440 Internship in Psychology (1–6 credits)
PSY 445 Biological Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 490 Independent Study (3 credits)
PSY 494 Special Topics (3 credits)
PSY 495 Undergraduate Research in Psychology (1–6 credits)

The courses chosen for electives may not meet both a requirement and an elective.

Additional Requirements
The discipline of psychology involves working closely with people and social organizations. In keeping with the guidelines of the discipline and the mission of Fontbonne University, all students enrolled in the major are required to act ethically and treat others with respect and dignity.