Psychological Studies Major / Psychology Minor

Declaration in or before Summer 2009

Psychology Department (College of Liberal Arts)

Psychological Studies major is designed to promote a broad understanding of human behavior and the affective and cognitive processes that underlie it from the perspective of psychology as a science and a profession. In addition to introductory courses, the study of statistics and research methodology will prepare students to deal with the wealth of research-based knowledge they will encounter as they develop a strong foundation in basic and applied areas of psychology. The research or internship option rounds out the Psychological Studies majors' experiences as they complete advanced electives. Unique to TUJ's Psychological Studies major is its focus on cross-cultural issues, with special emphasis on Asia and the U.S.

Psychological Studies Major Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in College of Liberal Arts may be conferred upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 overall, in college and the major. A minimum of 123 credit hours will be earned in the following four requirement categories.

Required Courses (12 semester hours)

  • Psychology 1061 (formerly C060), Psychology as a Social Science
  • Psychology 1071 (formerly 0070), Psychology as a Natural Science
  • Statistics 2101 (formerly C021), Statistical Methods and Concepts, OR Psych 1167 (formerly C067), Foundations in Statistical Methods
  • Statistics 2102 (formerly 0022), Selected Statistical Topics, OR Psych 2168 (formerly 0122), Inferential Methods in Psychology

Psychology Science Requirement (PSR) (4 semester hours)

One of the following:

  • Biology 1001 (formerly C071), Human Biology
  • Biology 1011 (formerly C083), General Biology I
  • Chemistry 1031 (formerly C071), General Chemistry I and Chemistry 1033 (formerly C073), General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • Physics 1021 (formerly C085), Introduction to General Physics I

Group I and II: Required Psychology Electives (9 semester hours)

Three courses are required, with a minimum of one course chosen each from Group I and Group II.

Group I - Prerequisite: Psych 1061 (formerly C060)

  • Psychology 2201 (formerly 0220), Foundations of Psychopathology (formerly 0150)
  • Psychology 2301 (formerly 0200), Foundations of Developmental Psychology (formerly 0131)
  • Psychology 2401 (formerly 0210), Foundations of Social Psychology (formerly 0141)
  • Psychology 2402 (formerly 0215), Foundations of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (formerly 0170)

Group II - Prerequisite: Psych 1071 (formerly 0070)

  • Psychology 2101 (formerly 0230), Foundations of Cognitive Psychology (formerly 0108)
  • Psychology 2102 (formerly 0240), Foundations of Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology
  • Psychology 2103 (formerly 0250), Foundations of Learning and Behavior Analysis (formerly 0105)
  • Psychology 2104 (formerly 0280), Foundations of Sensation and Perception (formerly 0111)
  • Psychology 2501 (formerly 0260), Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychology 2502 (formerly 0265), Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience

Group III: Required Methodology and Research or Practicum I and II (minimum 7 semester hours)

Two courses total are required from Group III, 2196 (formerly W123) first, followed by 3791/3891 (formerly 0396/0397) or 3785/3787 (formerly 0398/0399)

  • Psychology 2196 (formerly W123), Scientific Thinking in Psychology (formerly W123)
    Prerequisites: Stats 2101 (formerly C021) or Psych 1167 (formerly C067), Psych 1061 (formerly C060) and Psych 1071 (formerly 0070)

One of the following:

  • Psychology 3791 (formerly 0396), Collaborative Research I
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1071 (0070), Psychology 2168 (0122) (or 0121) or Statistics 2102 (formerly 0022), Selected Statistical Topics, and a course in the 3000 series
  • Psychology 3785 (formerly 0398), Internship
  • Psychology 3787 (formerly 0399), Practicum I
    Prerequisites: Psych 2196 (formerly W123), junior/senior standing as a Psychological Studies Major, one letter of reference, and permission of instructor.

Group IV: Required Upper Level Psychology (6 semester hours)

Required: Any two courses from Psych 3000-3620, one of which must have a gender or culture emphasis.

  • Psych 3152 (formerly 0352), Experimental Psychopathology
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1071 (0070), 2103 (0250) and 2196 (W123)
  • Psych 3221 (formerly 0321), Clinical Psychology: Research and Practice
  • Psych 3223 (formerly 0323), Child Psychopathology and Treatment
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1061 (formerly C060) and 2201 (formerly 0220)
  • Psych 3615 (formerly 0315), History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psych 3000 SERIES (formerly 0320 and 0326), Topics in Psychology
    (Topic varies each term and may include but is not limited to: Women and Society in Japan, Prejudice and Discrimination in Japan, Group Interaction and Performance, Eating Disorders Across Cultures and Throughout History, Culture and Psychology)
    Prerequisites: completion of two 2000-level Group I and II courses in Psychology and Psychology 2196 (W123)

Psychology Minor Requirements (22 semester hours)

Psychology GPA of C or better; all course grades C- or better.

  • Psychology 1061 (formerly C060), Psychology as a Social Science
  • Psychology 1071 (formerly 0070), Psychology as a Natural Science
  • Statistics 2101 (formerly C021), Statistical Methods and Concepts, OR Psych 1167 (formerly C067), Foundations in Statistical Methods
  • Statistics 2102 (formerly 0022), Selected Statistical Topics, OR Psych 2168 (formerly 0122), Inferential Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 2196 (formerly W123), Scientific Thinking in Psychology
  • One 2000-level Group I or Group II course in Psychology (see major requirements)
  • One 3000-level Group IV course (see major requirements)