Students majoring in psychology must take a minimum of 36 credits in psychology core courses. Normally 30 credits of upper-division courses are required. The maximum number of credits that can be taken in psychology is 45.
All upper-division psychology courses have the prerequisite of Introduction to Psychology. Students must have passed College Algebra or its equivalent before taking Introductory Statistics. Introductory Statistics must be taken before taking Experimental Psychology. Both Introductory Statistics and Experimental Psychology must be taken before taking Independent Research in Psychology in the senior year.
All courses are offered by UT Permian Basin.
Psychology Core Courses (13 credits)
- PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC 3301 Introductory Statistics
- PSYC 3404 Experimental Psychology
- PSYC 4393 Senior Seminar
Additional Required Psychology Courses (15 credits)
Once students have completed Introduction to Psychology they may take any of the courses in this section.
- PSYC 3321 Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 3341 Child and Adolescent Psychology or PSYC 3344 Life Span Psychology
- PSYC 4302 History and Systems of Psychology
- PSYC 4304 Physiological Psychology (beginning Spring 2014)
- PSYC 4306 Industrial and Organizational Psychology or PSYC 3311 Social Psychology (beginning Fall 2013)
Elective Psychology Courses (9 credits)
Besides the required courses, psychology majors will need an additional nine credits of elective courses in psychology. Students should pay attention to the prerequisites for enrollment in some courses.
- PSYC 3350 Positive Psychology
- PSYC 4305 Drugs and Behavior
- PSYC 4320 Psychology of Sport (in development)
- PSYC 4341 The Exceptional Child
- PSYC 4345 Language Development in the Young Child