The department offers three undergraduate degrees, a minor, and an array of courses in psychology. The number of students completing undergraduate degrees in psychology is 1,000 and growing. Students from different majors can supplement their degree with a minor in psychology.
Undergraduates in psychology have many opportunities to develop personally and academically. Many courses offered in the program are relevant to issues of today. Such courses include Applied Cross Cultural Psychology, Romantic Relationships, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Psychology of Women.
Undergraduates can earn course credit by assisting faculty and graduate students in their research projects. Highly talented students might be invited to join Psi Chi, the psychology national honor society. Students who are accepted to pursue honors in the major can work on their own research project under the guidance of a faculty member.
New for Psychology Undergraduates
Students may choose to concentrate in Work and Organizational Psychology by completing PSYC 333 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) plus three of the five courses listed below (12-13 credits in total). This concentration may be of interest to students who are planning to attend graduate school in industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology or a related field such as organizational behavior or human resources management. Students who are considering a career in business may find this concentration advantageous for careers in training and development, human resources, and management. Students who successfully complete the Psychology Department Honors Program (PSYC 490, 491, and 492) with an honors thesis/project focused on I/O psychology may, with approval of their thesis committees and the associate chair for undergraduate studies, substitute their honors work for one course in the concentration.
Courses that may be used to fulfill the remaining requirements for the Work and Organizational concentration are as follows:
- PSYC 320: Psychological Tests and Measurements
- PSYC 335: Psychology of Creativity and Innovation
- PSYC 435: Personnel Training and Development: A Psychological Perspective
- PSYC 467: The Psychology of Working in Groups and Teams
- PSYC 461/592 Special Topics: Work & Family
Students must earn a Minimum GPA of 2.00 in all coursework applied to the concentration.