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Department of Psychology
Franklin Science Center 114
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1657

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Psychological Science Courses Download PDF

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
_____ PSY528 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
_____ PSY535 Behavioral Assessment
_____ 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 (6 credits) 

 _____ PSY612 Thesis I
_____ PSY613 Thesis II

 _____ PSY621 Field Experience I
_____ PSY622 Field Experience II

 _____ _____ 6 credits of electives 
_____ Comprehensive Exam