Administered by Department of Psychology
Effective Spring 2016
In addition to university general education requirements, the program of study in psychology requires a minimum of 36 semester hours from the courses specified below, with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher:
PSYCH.101 General Psychology
PSYCH.160 Applied Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSYCH.281 Experimental Psychology: Methodology (Prereq: PSYCH.101, PSYCH.160 (min. grade of C in each) (limit 1 repeat)
PSYCH.282 Experimental Psychology: Applications (Prereq: PSYCH.281 with a min. grade of C)
Developmental and Social Psychology Content: Minimum of two courses, each from a different group:
PSYCH.253 Social Psychology (Prereq: PSYCH.101)
PSYCH.211 Early Child Dev, (Prereq: PSYCH.101), PSYCH.212, Adolescent Dev. (Prereq: PSYCH.101), PSYCH.214, Transitions to .Adolescent Dev. (Prereq: PSYCH.101)
PSYCH.311 Adulthood and Aging (Prereq: PSYCH.101) or PSYCH.218, Principles of Gerontology (Prereq: PSYCH.101)
PSYCH.321 Psychological Tests and Measurements (Prereq: PSYCH.281 with min. grade of C)
PSYCH.340 Community Psychology (Prereq: PSYCH.281 with min. grade of C)
PSYCH.350 Psychology of Gender (Prereq: PSYCH.281 with min. grade of C)
PSYCH.439 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Prereq: PSYCH.335 or PSYCH.436 or PSYCH.337)
PSYCH.476 Principles of Behavior Modification (Prereq: PSYCH.281 with min. grade of C)
PSYCH.335 Psychological Disorders (Prereq: PSYCH.282)
PSYCH.337 Developmental Psychopathology (Prereq: PSYCH.282 and either PSYCH.211 or PSYCH.212)
PSYCH.436 Theories of Personality (Prereq PSYCH.282)
PSYCH.360 Cognitive Psychology (Prereq: PSYCH.282)
PSYCH.375 Psychology of Learning (Prereq: PSYCH.282)
PSYCH.380 Behavioral Neuroscience (Prereq: PSYCH.282)
PSYCH.341 Theory and Practice of Academic Psychology (Prereq: 64 semester hours, B average in Psychology, PSYCH.282 and consent of instructor) Apply the week before scheduling starts.
PSYCH.401 History of Psychology (Prereq: 90 cr. Earned and successfully completed at least one course from Personality and Disorders Content or one course from the Experimental Psychology Content)
PSYCH.406 Psychology Seminar (Prereq. PSYCH.101 and consent of instructor; each specific seminar may have additional prerequisites) Sign up on professor's door during scheduling.
PSYCH.464 Advanced Experimental Design (Prereq: PSYCH.282; or consent of instr.) Sign up on professor's door during scheduling.
PSYCH.466 Independent Study in Psychology (Prereq: consent of instructor and departmental approval and approval by the Dean of Liberal Arts) Speak with professor before scheduling starts.
PSYCH.497 Practicum in Psychology (Prereq: 90 semester hours and completion of PSYCH.282; and consent of instructor) Make appointment to apply for a Fall Practicum by March 1, or for a Spring Practicum by October 1. Read Securing Practicum on the BU Psych Dept website prior to appointment.
Psychology Department Senior Survey
Psychology Department Exit Exam
PSYCH.131 Psychology of Adjustment
PSYCH.210 Lifespan Psychology (Prereq: PSYCH.101)
PSYCH.235 Introduction to .Abnormal Psychology (Prereq: PSYCH.101)
PSYCH.254 Psychological Aspects of Social Issues (Prereq: PSYCH.101)
PSYCH.309 Cognitive Development (Prereq: PSYCH.101 and PSYCH.211 or PSYCH.212)
PSYCH.310 Middle Childhood Cognitive Development (Prereq: PSYCH.101 and PSYCH.214)