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 Offered in Spring 2023
PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology No prerequisites X
PSYC200 Statistical Methods in Psychology PSYC100 & either STAT100, MATH107, MATH120, MATH136, OR MATH140  X
PSYC300 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory PSYC200 X

 

THEME I - Mind, Brain & Behavior

Number Title Prerequisites Offered in Spring 2023 Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC202 Introduction to Neuroscience 

PSYC100 + BSCI170/171

X  
PSYC206 Developmental Biopsychology PSYC100    
PSYC207 Collective Behavior and Decision Making in Human and Animal Groups PSYC100 X  
PSYC301  Biological Basis of Behavior PSYC100 + BSCI170/171    
PSYC302 Fundamentals of Learning & Behavior PSYC100 + BSCI170/171 X  
PSYC304 Biological Psychology PSYC100 + BSCI170/171 X  
PSYC310 Perception PSYC100 + BSCI170/171    
PSYC341 Introduction to Memory & Cognition PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC300 X  
PSYC355 Developmental Psychology PSYC100 X  
PSYC401 Biological Basis of Behavior & Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304) + 85 credits + Permission    
PSYC402 Neural Systems & Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304)    
PSYC403 Animal Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304)    
PSYC404 Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304) X  
PSYC406 Neuroethology PSYC100 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304) X  
PSYC407 Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC202  + 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 or PSYC304)    
PSYC413 Developmental Cognitive/Social Neuroscience PSYC100 + (PSYC355 or PSYC202 or PSYC301 or PSYC304)    
PSYC414 Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms PSYC100 + PSYC202 or PSYC301 or PSYC304 or permission of instructor X

 

PSYC417 Data Science for Psychology and Neuroscience Majors (4 credit lab)  PSYC200 + PSYC300 + (MATH120, MATH130, or MATH140) X  
PSYC431 (PSYC489R) Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human and Animal Intelligence Permission from department X  
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)    
PSYC489G Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Hormones and Behavior 

PSYC202 or NEUR200 + BSCI330

Cross listed with BSCI338N

 

 

PSYC489J Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Applied Introduction to Human Brain Mapping Winter 2023    
PSYC489N Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Evolution of the Forebrain PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304)    

PSYC489X

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

 

THEME II - Mental Health & Interventions

Number Title Prerequisite Offered in Spring 2023 Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC210 Personality & Temperament PSYC100  

 

PSYC234         (PSYC289D)

Psychology of Happiness I-series course -- no prerequisites X  

PSYC262 (Formerly PSYC489Z)

Asian American Psychology   X                        X
PSYC330 Child Psychopathology PSYC100 X  
PSYC332 Psychology of Human Sexuality PSYC100    
PSYC336 Psychology of Women PSYC100 X                           X
PSYC337 Introduction to Community Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC200    
PSYC344 Health Psychology PSYC100 X  
PSYC353 Adult Psychopathology PSYC100  X  
PSYC381 (Formerly 318D) Community Interventions: Theory & Research PSYC100 + Permission    
PSYC391 (Formerly 319D) Community Interventions: Service Learning PSYC100 + PSYC381 + Permission                            X 
PSYC425 Psychology & Law PSYC100 + PSYC300 X  
PSYC432 Counseling Psychology: Theories, Research, and Practice PSYC100 + PSYC200 X  
PSYC433 Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + either 235, 334, 353, 432, 434, 435, or 436 + 85 credits X  
PSYC434 Severe Mental Disorders: Etiology & Treatment PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC202 (or PSYC301 or PSYC304) + PSYC353    
PSYC435 Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy PSYC100 + PSYC200    
PSYC436 Introduction to Clinical Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300 X  
PSYC437 The Assessment & Treatment of Addictive Behaviors PSYC100 + PSYC200 X  
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     
PSYC489A Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The Nature and Biological Bases of Emotion      
PSYC489M  Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The Psychology of Friendship PSYC100    
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    

 

Theme III -- Social, Developmental, and Organizational Studies

Number Title Prerequisites Offered in Spring 2023 Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC221 Social Psychology PSYC100 X  
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                           X
PSYC356 Psychology of Adolescence PSYC100    
PSYC357 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging PSYC100    
PSYC361 Survey of Industrial & Organizational Psychology PSYC100 X  
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 X  
PSYC423 Advanced Social Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC420    
PSYC424 Communication & Persuasion PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC221    

PSYC426

(Formerly PSYC489B)

Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Adolescents' Close Relationships PSYC100 + PSYC355 X  
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    
PSYC489C Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Early Social Cognition PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC355    
PSYC447  Diversity in Organizations    X                          X
PSYC489F Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Cultural Experiences & Processes in Developmental & Psychopathology PSYC100 + PSYC355 X                          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 X  
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 Offered in Spring 2023 Fulfills Multicultural Requirement in PSYC
PSYC111 Psychology of Unethical Conduct No prerequisites    
PSYC123 Psychology of Getting Hired  Not offered for seniors X  
PSYC303 Professional Development for Psychology Majors PSYC100 + minimum of 60 credits  X

 

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