Psychological Science Courses

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REQUIRED COURSES for all students (6 credits)

_____ PSY500 Adv. Research Design & Statistics I
_____ PSY501 Adv. Research Design & Statistics II

CORE COURSES (12 credits) Choose 1 from each of the following 4 cluster areas

Cluster 1: Learning and Motivation

_____ PSY512 Theories of Learning
_____ PSY516 Motivation
_____ PSY535 Behavioral Assessment
_____ PSY536 Behavioral Research and Ethics
_____ PSY540 History of Psychology

Cluster 2: Developmental and Social
_____ PSY527 Studies in the Psychology of Adolescence
_____ PSY529 Psychology of Successful Aging
_____ PSY533 Advanced Social Psychology
_____ PSY545 Psychological Development of the Child: Theories and Research
_____ PSY590 Intro to Group Dynamics

Cluster 3: Personality and Abnormal
_____ PSY515 Theories of Personality
_____ PSY518 Introduction to Behavior Analysis
_____ PSY530 Studies in the Psychology of the Exceptional Child
_____ PSY534 Survey of Research in Abnormal Behavior
_____ PSY543 Behavioral Treatment and Systems Support

Cluster 4: Cognitive
_____ PSY531 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
_____ PSY565 Human Factors
_____ PSY570 Seminar in Cognitive Science

ELECTIVES (6 credits)

_____ PSY594, 595, 596 Selected Topics
_____ Additional Cluster Courses (up to 4)
_____ Declare Track (Before 3rd semester)


Research Track (6 credits)

Applied Track (6 credits)

General/Reading Track (6credits)

_____ PSY612 Thesis I
_____ PSY612 Thesis I

_____ PSY621 Field Experience I
_____ PSY622 Field Experience II

_____ 6 credits of electives
_____ Comprehensive Exam

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