An approved statistics course taken from another department or institution can satisfy this requirement if a grade of C or better was earned. In these circumstances, Psychology 204 must still be completed in order to meet degree requirements.
Major and Related Courses
- One computer literacy course from Business Management 100, Computer Science 110, 150
- One oral communication course from Theatre and Speech 109, 110, 209 or University Honors 214
- 35 hours of psychology including:
101, 201 or equivalent#, 204, 202 and one course from 412, 460 or 461
- Two courses from each of the
1) Psychology 311, 312, 313, 314, 345
2) Psychology 221, 241, 308, 331, 448
- One course from the following
3) Psychology 309, 340, 406, 407, 425, 427
- No more than 6 hours of all psychology course labeled r will count toward the 35 hours required for the major.
- Either Option A or Option B below:
Courses fulfilling the options may not be used to fulfill other requirements, including general education requirements.
An established minor in another department.
18 hours from one of the areas of academic concentration listed below. At least three of these courses (minimum of 9 hours) must be from the 200 level or above.
1. Natural Science Concentration: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics
2. Social Science Concentration: criminal justice, economics, political science, sociology/anthropology, social work
3. Organizational Concentration: communication, legal assistant studies, management, marketing, public administration and nonprofit management
4. Education Concentration: education, health and human performance
5.Basic and Applied Mathematics Concentration: computer science, mathematics, engineering (including all rubrics)
6. Liberal Arts Concentration: English, fine arts, foreign language, history, philosophy, religion
7.Health Care Concentration: biology, nursing, physical therapy
- 2.0 average in psychology courses
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses
- Electives to complete 120 hours
- See additional requirements.
*Also satisfies requirement in the major.
4645 - PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
18 hours psychology including Psychology 101 and either 412, 460 or 461; 9 hours must be upper level.
Minimum 2.0 average in the minor.
PSYCHOLOGY COURSES (PSY)
100 Psychology Study Skills Laboratory (1 hour institutional credit)
Intensive study of introductory psychology with demonstrations, computer simulations, and audiovisual study aids. Focus on study skills and behaviors, derived from psychological research, and applied to Psychology 101 lecture and textbook material to enhance learning. Fall and spring semesters. Credit not applicable toward any degree. Corequisite: Psychology 101.
101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Introduction to contemporary psychology as a basic and applied social science; analysis of biological, mental, and social determinants of human behavior from the standpoint of psychological theory, research, and practice. Every semester. May not be taken for credit if Psychology 103 has been taken previously.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. Every semester. Maximum credit 4 hours.
201 Research Methodology: Introductory Statistics in Psychology (3)
Descriptive and inferential statistics with computer analysis of data from psychological and other social sciences. Traditional and modern descriptive techniques, correlation and regression analysis, probability concepts, inferential techniques on means through analysis of variance, power analysis, and selected nonparametric techniques are presented. The use of state-of-the-art computer programs for analysis of data is emphasized in the corequisite laboratory. Every semester. Prerequisite: UTC Math Placement level 20 or Mathematics 106; Psychology 101 or equivalent. Corequisite: Psychology 204.
202 Research Methodology: Laboratory and Field Research Techniques (4)
General introduction to research methods in psychology with an emphasis on basic strategies for empirically identifying causal and correlational relationships. Topics will include laboratory and field techniques, quasi-experimental and non-experimental models, and the ethical issues involved in research. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Corequisite: Psychology 202 laboratory. Prerequisites: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, and 204.
204 Statistics in Psychology Laboratory (1)
Tutorial and laboratory exercises to help students master use of professional quality computer software to solve statistical problems. Prerequisites: UTC Math Placement Level 20 or Mathematics 106. Prerequisite or Corequisite Psychology 201 or equivalent.
221 The Psychology of Child Development (3)
Infancy through childhood. Concepts of development and functioning derived from both research and clinical observation. Emphasis on cognitive, social, and emotional development. Child-rearing applications. Every semester. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent. Credit not allowed in both Education 203 and Psychology 221.
222 The Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood (3)
Principles of adolescent functionality. Evaluation of various theories of adolescence. Psychodynamic consideration of life-span development concepts and the adjustment problems related to aging. Emphasis on age-related changes. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent. Credit not allowed in both Education 204 and Psychology 222.
223 Psychology of Aging (3)
Theoretical and empirical introduction to the psychological development of older adults. Discussion of cognition, personality, social behavior, and sensorimotor changes as they evolve at the adult end of the life span. Examination of psychological issues in adult coping, death and dying, and work and family roles. On demand. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent.
241 Psychology of Individual Differences (3)
Develops an understanding of the most difficult aspect of human behavior to comprehend: differences. Investigating the three major causes of differences. Looking at the nature of these differences in temperament, intelligence, personality, interests and pathologies. Learning to change from judging to valuing diversity. Exploring the implications the course perspective has for personal, educational, work and political choices/policies. Every semester.
242 Psychology of Black Experience (3)
Impact of cultural differences from a psychological perspective. Principles, theories, and research in psychology applied to black experience. Differences in socialization, personality, and social processes. Topics include intelligence, racial identity, and psycholinguistics. Every semester.
308 Principles of Abnormal Psychology (3)
A biosocial approach to theories of causation, development, and symptomatic behavior in emotional disorder; theoretical bases of the various therapies and of positive means of prevention. Every semester. Prerequisite: 6 hours psychology.
309 Contemporary Psychotherapies (3)
A comprehensive review of psychotherapeutic techniques practiced to help alleviate individuals behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Reviews practices derived from the behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic perspectives. In addition, the course emphasizes the empirical research demonstrating the efficacy of these techniques. Prerequisite: Psychology 308.