Areas of Concentration

Students may wish to choose in a strategic manner their menu (i.e., their 4 courses from the list that includes 230, 320, 335, 340, 345, and 410) and elective courses so as to orient themselves toward a particular type of graduate program or job market. There is great flexibility within the major to create a specific area of concentration that fits the student, but a few suggestions are presented below. Students are encouraged to discuss this issue as part of their program planning with their faculty mentor or the undergraduate advisors.

Industrial/Organizational/Business

Select these menu courses:
335 Dynamics of Personality
340 Social Psychology
345 Cognitive Psychology
410 Psychological Tests & Measurements

Select especially from these electives:
380 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
440 Personnel Psychology and the Law
443 Human Resource Management
444 Organizational Theory
445 Psychology of Small Group Behavior
480 Emotional and Motivational Processes
495 Field Experience

 

Mental Health/Counseling

Select 4 of these menu courses:
230 Developmental Psychology
320 Biopsychology
335 Dynamics of Personality
340 Social Psychology
410 Psychological Tests & Measurements

Select especially from these electives:
420 Abnormal Psychology
430 Psychological Disorders of Childhood
435 Cross-cultural Psychology
441 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
442 Clinical and Counseling Psychology II
474 Psychology of Women
475 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
480 Helping Skills
495 Field Experience

 

Life-Span Development

Select these menu courses:
230 Developmental Psychology
320 Biopsychology
340 Social Psychology
345 Cognitive Processes

Select especially from these electives:
430 Psychological Disorders of Childhood
435 Cross-cultural Psychology
450 Cognitive Development
474 Psychology of Women
475 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
495 Field Experience
497 Independent Reading & Research

 

Experimental Psychology Focus

Select 4 of these menu courses:
230 Developmental Psychology
320 Biopsychology
340 Social Psychology
345 Cognitive Processes
410 Psychological Tests & Measurements

Select especially from these electives:
400 Personality
445 Psychology of Small Group Behavior
446 Research Design and Analysis
450 Cognitive Development
480 Emotional and Motivational Processes
480 Sensation and Perception
497 Independent Reading & Research

 

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