The prerequisites for entering the Department of Psychology are the successful graded completion of PSY 251 (Quantitative Methods) or a pre-approved statistics course in another department (for example, ORF 245 or ECO 202), along with two other courses from the following list:
- PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
- PSY 252 (Social Psychology)
- PSY 254 (Developmental Psychology)
- PSY 255 (Cognitive Psychology)
- PSY 258 (Fundamentals of Neuroscience) or NEU 175 (Introduction to Neuroscience) [beginning Spring 2018, NEU 200 will replace NEU 175]
All requests for an alternative set of prerequisites must be approved by the Departmental Representative.
Sophomores who have fulfilled the prerequisites may apply for early concentration. If accepted, they may engage in independent reading with a faculty adviser and submit a paper at the end of the spring semester. This preparation may qualify them for more advanced independent work in the junior year.
If you are currently a sophomore and are interested in meeting to discuss a concentration in Psychology, please make an appointment using the Online Appointment Scheduling System or contact the Department of Psychology undergraduate administrator.