The purpose of the psychology major is to provide students with an understanding of psychology as a major discipline in the scientific study of human behavior. Psychology focuses on the development of personality, ethnic identity, interpersonal perception and interaction. Students are exposed to research methodology and develop skills in analytical reasoning. Students are also provided with courses designed to familiarize them with careers in psychology, including clinical and medical fields. The psychology major reqires a minium of 36 semester hours of coursework. Majors must complete the following required Psychology courses: Psy 230, 232, 233, 331, 336, 430, 431, 438, 439, and SSCJ 333, 334, and 440. Students must select one psychology elective from the following courses: Psy 330, 335, 337, 338, 339, 432, 433, 434, 435,436, and 437.

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