[THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS.]
Those admitted into the PSYC BS for the Fall 2018 term will be allowed to continue as a PSYC BS major. However, as of Summer 2018, no other students will be admitted into this major.
Your major requirements will depend on when you entered UD (your "Catalog Year").
Students have the option of changing to a subsequent Catalog Year (e.g., if
requirements become more lenient after you start at UD, you may request to switch to
the more lenient requirements). Please contact the Director of Advising for more information.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2004-2009, click here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2010-2012, click here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2013-2016, click here and download a degree checklist here.
Download the Degree Checklist for your own records:
Catalog Year 2017 and later
|Science Core Requirements (need a C- for all science core courses) ||Credits|
|Biology. Take all three:|| |
| BISC207: Introductory Biology I (coreq: CHEM103 or CHEM107)||4|
| BISC208: Introductory Biology II (coreq: CHEM104 or CHEM108)||4|
| BISC306: General Physiology (prereq: BISC208 and two semesters of CHEM)||3|
|Chemistry or Physics. Choose one sequence from: |
Note: CHEM103/107 and CHEM104/108 are required corequisites for BISC207 and 208
| CHEM103 or CHEM107: General Chemistry||4|
| CHEM104 or CHEM108: General Chemistry ||4|
| OR |
| PHYS201: Introductory Physics I ||4|
| PHYS202: Introductory Physics II||4|
|Mathematics. Choose one from: |||
| MATH221: Calculus||3|
| MATH241: Analytic Geometry & Calculus A||4|
| CISC108: Introduction to Computer Science ||3|
Psychology Major Requirements (need a C- for all major courses)
|Required courses. Take all four:|| |
PSYC100: General Psychology
AP score of 4 will exempt you from PSYC100
| PSYC207: Research Methodology||3|
| PSYC209: Measurement & Statistics|
MATH202, MATH205, STAT200, or SOCI301 are approved substitutions. If you received STAT200 credit through AP Statistics, you must still fulfill this requirement.
| PSYC369: Research Seminar||3|
|Core Competencies:|| |
|Biopsychology. Choose one from:||3|
| PSYC312: Learning & Motivation|| |
| PSYC314: Brain & Behavior|| |
| PSYC320: Introduction to Neuroscience|
If you are minoring or double majoring with Neuroscience, please see this website for the rules about which courses can count for both sets of requirements.
|Cognitive Psychology. Choose one from:||3|
| PSYC310: Sensation & Perception|| |
| PSYC340: Cognition|| |
| PSYC344: Psychology of Language|| |
|Developmental/Clinical Psychology. Choose one from:||3|
| PSYC350: Developmental Psychology|| |
| PSYC380: Psychopathology|| |
|Social/Personality/Cultural Psychology. Choose one from:|||
| PSYC370: Research in Personality|| |
| PSYC390: Social Psychology|| |
| PSYC394: Cultural Psychology|| |
400- or 600-Level Specialty Courses. Take two.
Excludes 466, 468, and 404
|Thesis Research. Choose one from:|
Note: Typically, students begin working in research labs at the start of their junior year or earlier. You must have a written thesis proposal, that is agreed to by your
faculty research mentor, prior to the start of your thesis research.
| PSYC468: Thesis Research (prereq: 3+ credits in PSYC366 and/or PSYC466 or PSYC369)|
Note: Once students complete the written thesis, the final version should approved by the faculty mentor. The faculty mentor will then submit a copy to the Chair of the Undergraduate Committee.
| UNIV401 & 402: Senior Thesis |
For highly motivated students wanting a degree with distinction. Note that a formal application is due during junior year and a committee and oral defense are required.
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