Courses in the Psychology Department are clustered under the themes: Mind, Brain and Behavior; Mental Health and Intervention; and Social, Developmental and Organizational Studies. A list of courses organized by theme can be found here.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of all available PSYC courses' syllabi.

Please Note: Bolded courses are 4-credit psychology labs. 

Foundation Courses

Number Title Prerequisites  
PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology No prerequisites  
PSYC200 Statistical Methods in Psychology PSYC100 & either STAT100, MATH107, MATH120, MATH136, OR MATH140   
PSYC300 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory PSYC200  

 

THEME I - Mind, Brain & Behavior

Number Title Prerequisites Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC202 Introduction to Neuroscience

PSYC100 + BSCI170/171

 
PSYC206 Developmental Biopsychology PSYC100  
PSYC301  Biological Basis of Behavior PSYC100 + BSCI170/171  
PSYC302 Fundamentals of Learning & Behavior PSYC100 + BSCI170/171  
PSYC304 Biological Psychology PSYC100 + BSCI170/171  
PSYC310 Perception PSYC100 + BSCI170/171  
PSYC341 Introduction to Memory & Cognition PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC300  
PSYC355 Developmental Psychology PSYC100  
PSYC401 Biological Basis of Behavior & Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301) + 85 credits + Permission  
PSYC402 Neural Systems & Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  
PSYC403 Animal Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  
PSYC404 Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  
PSYC406 Neuroethology PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  
PSYC407 Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301) + 85 credits + Permission  
PSYC410 Experimental Psychology: Sensory Processes I (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC310 + 85 credits  
PSYC411 Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging  PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC300 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  
PSYC413 Developmental Cognitive/Social Neuroscience PSYC100 + (PSYC355 or PSYC202 or PSYC301)  
PSYC414 Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms PSYC100 + PSYC202 or PSYC301 or permission of instructor

 

PSYC417 Data Science for Psychology and Neuroscience Majors (4 credit lab)  PSYC200 + PSYC300 + (MATH120, MATH130, or MATH140)  
PSYC440 Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Processes & Legal Applications (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341 + 85 credits  
PSYC442 Psychology of Language PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341  
PSYC443 Thinking & Problem Solving PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341  
PSYC455 Cognitive Development PSYC100 + PSYC300 + (PSYC355 or PSYC341)  
PSYC489A Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human Factors Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC489G Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Hormones and Behavior  PSYC202 (or PSYC301)

 

PSYC489M Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The Biopsychology of Aggression PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  
PSYC489N Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Evolution of the Forebrain PSYC202 (or PSYC301)  

PSYC489R

Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human and Animal Intelligence Permission from Department  

PSYC489X

Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Musical Perception and Cognition Permission from Department

 

THEME II - Mental Health & Interventions

Number Title Prerequisite Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC210 Personality & Temperament PSYC100

 

PSYC234         (PSYC289D)

Psychology of Happiness I-series course -- no prerequisites  

PSYC262

(formerly PSYC489Z)

Asian American Psychology                          X
PSYC318D Community Interventions: Theory & Research PSYC100 + Permission  
PSYC319D Community Interventions: Service Learning PSYC100 + PSYC318D + Permission                          X 
PSYC330 Child Psychopathology PSYC100  
PSYC332 Psychology of Human Sexuality PSYC100  
PSYC336 Psychology of Women PSYC100                           X
PSYC337 Introduction to Community Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC344 Health Psychology PSYC100  
PSYC353 Adult Psychopathology PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC425 Psychology & Law PSYC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC432 Counseling Psychology: Theories, Research, and Practice PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC433 Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + either 235, 334, 353, 432, 434, 435, or 436 + 85 credits  
PSYC434 Severe Mental Disorders: Etiology & Treatment PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301) + PSYC353  
PSYC435 Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC436 Introduction to Clinical Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC437 The Assessment & Treatment of Addictive Behaviors PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC444 Cyberpsychology PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC445 The Psychology of Video Games and Entertainment PSYC200  
PSYC457 Consensual Qualitative Research Methods (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + 85 credits + Permission   
PSYC489Q Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Social Media  PSYC300  
PSYC489V Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Children Living in Poverty  PSYC100  
PSYC489W Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Addiction PSYC100  
PSYC489Z Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Asian American Psychology PSYC100                          X

 

Theme III -- Social, Developmental, and Organizational Studies

Number Title Prerequisites Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC221 Social Psychology PSYC100  
PSYC221H Social Psychology PSYC100  
PSYC232 Psychology of Racism                             X 
PSYC237 Psychology of Evil (formerly PSYC289E) I-series course -- no prerequisites  
PSYC309I Special Topics in Psychology; Ethical Principles and Practices in Psychology  PSYC100  
PSYC334 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships PSYC100

 

PSYC354 Multicultural Psychology in the U.S. PSYC100                           X
PSYC356 Psychology of Adolescence PSYC100  
PSYC357 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging PSYC100  
PSYC361 Survey of Industrial & Organizational Psychology PSYC100  
PSYC362 Introduction to Negotiation PSYC100 + (PSYC221  or PSYC361)  
PSYC416 Development of Child & Adolescent Attachment PSYC100 + PSYC355  
PSYC420 Experimental Psychology: Social Psychology Laboratory I (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC221 + 85 credits  
PSYC423 Advanced Social Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC420  
PSYC424 Communication & Persuasion PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC221  
PSYC450 Industrial-Organizational Psychology Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC300 + 85 credits  
PSYC451 Principles of Psychological Testing PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC452 Psychology of Individual Differences PSYC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC456 Research Methods in Developmental Psychology (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + 85 credits + Permission of Instructor  
PSYC460 Psychological Foundations of Personnel Selection & Training PSYC100 + PSY 200 + PSYC361  
PSYC463 Psychology of Motivation & Attitudes in Organizational Settings PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC361  
PSYC464 Psychology of Leaders in Work Organizations PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC361  
PSYC465 Psychology of Organizational Processes PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC361  
PSYC489B Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Adolescents' Close Relationships PSYC100 + PSYC355  
PSYC489C Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Early Social Cognition PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC355  
PSYC447  Diversity in Organizations  Permission of the Department                           X
PSYC489F Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Cultural Experiences & Processes in Developmental & Psychopathology PSYC100 + PSYC355                          X
PSYC489H Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Motivated Social Cognition  PSYC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC489I Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Group Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC489J Advanced Statistics in Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300   
PSYC489O Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: History of Psychology PSYCC100 + PSYC200  
PSYC489P Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Doing the Right Thing PSYCC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC489T Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The Psychology of Terrorism  PSYC100 + PSYC300  
PSYC489Y Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Risk & Resilience Across Development PSYC100 + PSYC355  

 

Additional Courses and Independent Studies (do not apply towards degree requirements)

Number Title Prerequisites Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC111 Psychology of Unethical Conduct No prerequisites  
PSYC123 Psychology of Getting Hired  Not offered for seniors  
PSYC303 Professional Development for Psychology Majors PSYC100 + minimum of 60 credits 

 

PSYC309F Special Topics in Psychology; PREP for Next Steps Permission Required   
PSYC309G Special Topics in Psychology; PREP for Research  Permission Required   
PSYC309P Special Topics in Psychology; PREP for Psychology Permission Required   
PSYC389 Experiential Learning in Psychology 9 credits in PSYC + 3.0 GPA in PSYC + 2.8 cumulative GPA  
PSYC409 Topics in Neuroscience Seminar  For Neuroscience Minors Only    
PSYC468H Field Experience & Special Assignments in Honors Permission Required   
PSYC469H Honors Thesis Proposal Preparation Permission Required  
PSYC478 Independent Study in Psychology 9 credits in PSYC + 3.0 GPA in PSYC + 2.8 cumulative GPA  
PSYC479 Special Research in Psychology 9 credits in PSYC + 3.0 GPA in PSYC + 2.8 cumulative GPA  
PSYC499H Honors Thesis Research Permission of Thesis Advisor