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 Psychological Studies major

Coordinator Interview

Portrait photo of asociate professor Suzi Zimmerman

Searching for Clues: Understanding People and Cultures

Student Interviews

Sample Curriculum

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Careers in Psychology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Critical Thinking in Psychology
  • Conducting Psychological Research

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, and one more course from either Group 1 or 2)

Group 1 Developmental/Clinical/Social Foundation Courses

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

Group 2 Brain and Cognitive Sciences Foundation Courses

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

Two Psychology 3000 Level Courses

Of these two courses, at least one must focus on gender and/or culture

  • Child Psychopathology and Treatment
  • Topics in Psychology