Psychological Studies Major / Minor Requirements

Declaration in or after Fall 2014

Last update: June 2017

Major Coordinator

Suzi Zimmerman (suzizimm@tuj.temple.edu)

Major Overview

The 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.

University and College of Liberal Arts Requirements

Students will follow College of Liberal Arts Baccalaureate (B.A.) Degree Requirements.

Major Requirements

Introductory Courses

  Course Title Credits
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychology 1002 Careers in Psychology 1
Psychology 1003 Statistics for Psychology 3
Psychology 1004 Critical Thinking in Psychology 3

Note: Psychology 1002 should be taken in the students' freshman/sophomore year

Psychological Studies Science Requirement

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 4
Biology 1001 Human Biology  
Biology 1011 General Biology I  
Chemistry 1031 & 1033 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry Laboratory I  
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I  

Developmental / Clinical / Social Foundation Courses (Group 1)

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Psychology 2201 Foundations of Psychopathology  
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology  
Psychology 2401 Foundations of Social Psychology  
Psychology 2402 Foundations of Industrial and Organizational Psychology  

Prerequisite: Psychology 1001/1061/1071/1901/1996

Brain and Cognitive Sciences Foundation Courses (Group 2)

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Psychology 2101 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology  
Psychology 2103 Foundations of Learning and Behavior Analysis  
Psychology 2104 Foundations of Sensation and Perception  
Psychology 2501 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience  
Psychology 2502 Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience  

Prerequisite: Psychology 1001/1061/1071/1901/1996

Psychology Foundation Elective Course

  Course Title Credits
Select an additional course from Group 1 or Group 2 3

Prerequisite: Psychology 1001/1061/1071/1901/1996

Required Methods Course

  Course Title Credits
Psychology 3096 Conducting Psychological Research 3

Prerequisites: Minimum C- grade in Psychology 1004/1167, Sociology 1167, Mathematics 1013, or Statistics 2101; Psychology 1003/2168 or Statistics 2102/2103; and Psychology 2201.

Advanced Courses

In consultation with the Academic Advisor and/or Major Coordinator, select 2 psychology courses at the 3000 level or higher, one of which must focus on gender/culture.

  Course Title Credits
Select two of the following: 6
Psychology 3151 Direct Applications of Behavioral Principles  
Psychology 3152 Experimental Psychopathology  
Psychology 3221 Clinical Psychology: Research and Practice  
Psychology 3223 Child Psychopathology and Treatment  
Psychology 3620 Topics in Psychology (focus on gender/culture)  

Internship / Collaborative Research / Clinical Practicum

Must complete at least one internship, collaborative research or clinical practicum for at least 3 credits, with approval by the Major Coordinator.

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Psychology 3785 Psychology Internship  
Psychology 3787 Practicum  
Psychology 3791 Collaborative Research I  
Psychology 3891 Collaborative Research II  

Senior Writing Seminar

  Course Title Credits
Psychology 4696 Capstone in Psychology 3

Minor Overview

The Minor in Psychology introduces the student to a representative array of Psychology courses, prepares the student for the minimal course requirements for acceptance to most Psychology graduate schools, and results in formal university recognition on the student's official transcript.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses

  Course Title Credits
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychology 1003 Statistics for Psychology 3
Psychology 1004 Critical Thinking in Psychology 3

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Psychology 2101 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology  
Psychology 2103 Foundations of Learning and Behavior Analysis  
Psychology 2104 Foundations of Sensation and Perception  
Psychology 2501 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience  
Psychology 2502 Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience  

Prerequisite: Psychology 1001/1061/1071/1901/1996

Developmental/Clinical/Social

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Psychology 2201 Foundations of Psychopathology  
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology  
Psychology 2401 Foundations of Social Psychology  
Psychology 2402 Foundations of Industrial and Organizational Psychology  

Prerequisite: Psychology 1001/1061/1071/1901/1996

Advanced Courses

In consultation with the Academic Advisor and/or Major Coordinator, select two Psychology 3000-3620 courses.

  Course Title Credits
Psychology 3000 - 3620   3
Psychology 3000 - 3620   3