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Psychology

Psychology investigates the historical and ongoing dynamics in individuals, families, groups, culture, context, interiority, dreams, transformation, dialogue, symptoms, pathology, and healing. It honors the full scope of lived experiences, particularly as it relates to the complexity of individual, group, and collective behavior, cognitive patterns, and effective tendencies—in other words, the myriad ways in which we act, think, and feel. To this end, psychology-in-practice aspires to generally increase mental health and general well being, and to help alleviate distress and suffering. Students in the psychology major will have the opportunity to develop basic therapeutic skills, a critical understanding of contemporary Western psychology, and a deeper awareness of “self” as a citizen of the global community.

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, psychology majors must complete the following:

Total number of credits toward the major: 52

Core requirements in the Major
36 credits toward the major
PSYC 105 General Psychology* (4 credits)
PSYC 110 Foundations of Social Psychology* (4 credits)
PSYC 225 Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 230 Personality Theories (4 credits)
PSYC 235 Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 305 Careers in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 400 Basic Therapeutic Skills (4 credits)
MATH 330 Statistics (4 credits)
SSC 490 Social Science Research Methods (4 credits)
SSC 494 Social Science Senior Seminar (4 credits)
SSC 495 Social Science Senior Project (4 credits)

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

Intermediate Courses in ANTH, PECO or PSYC: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
ANTH 205 Philosophy and Religion (4 credits)
Also listed as PHIL 205
ANTH 210 Language and Culture (4 credits)
ANTH 220 Contemporary Indigenous Peoples (4 credits)
ANTH 225 Visual Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as ARTS 225
ANTH 290 Independent Study (Intermediate) (4 credits)
PECO 210 U.S. Political System (4 credits)
PECO 220 Intermediate Micro- and Macro-Economic Theory (4 credits)
PECO 250 Economic Anthropology (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 250
PECO 270 Political Economy Theory (4 credits)
PECO 280 Global Political Economy (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 280
PECO 299 Independent Study (Intermediate) (4 credits)
PSYC 210 Ecopsychology (4 credits)
PSYC 240 Somatic Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 242 Cognitive Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 250 Depth Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 252 Community Mental Health (4 credits)
Advanced Courses in PSYC: Choose 2
8 credits toward the major
PSYC 315 Psyche, Myth & Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 315
PSYC 320 Political and Ethical Issues in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 350 Intersectional Identities in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 385 Psychological Assessments and Measurement (4 credits)
PSYC 390 The Art of Psychological Inquiry (4 credits)
PSYC 395 Special Topics in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 400 Basic Therapeutic Skills (4 credits)
PSYC 405 Group Theory and Dynamics (4 credits)
PSYC 430 Critical Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 440 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)
Advanced Courses in ANTH or PECO: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
ANTH 305 Anthropology of Space and Place (4 credits)
ANTH 310 Anthropology of Globalization (4 credits)
Also listed as PECO 310
ANTH 320 Anthropology of Healing (4 credits)
ANTH 325 Anthropology of Work (4 credits)
ANTH 345 Reading Ethnography as Theory I (4 credits)
ANTH 350 Reading Ethnography as Theory II (4 credits)
ANTH 360 Writing Culture (4 credits)
ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (4 credits)
ANTH 390 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)
PECO 315 Environmental Economics (4 credits)
PECO 320 Labor Economics (4 credits)
PECO 330 Political Economy of Race and Gender (4 credits)
PECO 340 Political Economy of Not-for-Profits (4 credits)
PECO 350 Public Policy (4 credits)
PECO 390 Special Topics in Political Economy (4 credits)
PECO 399 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)