Psychological Studies

Psychological Studies provides a broad understanding of psychology as the science of human behavior and of its underlying mental processes, while uniquely focusing on cross-cultural and Asian issues. Foundation courses such as developmental, clinical, social, cognitive, and organizational psychology develop students’ skills in critical thinking, research methodology, and research writing, and broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of pertinent cross-cultural and Asian issues. Students must participate in either an internship or a research project, both of which culminate in a final paper.

Suzi Zimmerman

Associate Professor of Psychology

Advisor and Coordinator of the Psychological Studies major

Sample Curriculum

  • Psychology as a Social Science
  • Psychology as a Natural Science
  • Foundations in Statistical Methods
  • Inferential Methods in Psychology
  • Scientific Thinking in Psychology

Science Electives

One of the following:

  • Human Biology
  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics

Psychology Electives

Three of the following:
(at least one from each group)

Group 1

  • Foundations of Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations of Social Psychology
  • Foundations of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Group 2

  • Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
  • Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Foundations of Learning and Behavior Analysis
  • Foundations of Sensation and Perception
  • Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology 3000 Level

  • Child Psychopathology and Treatment
  • Topics in Psychology