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Psychological Sciences


Applied Psychological Science Concentration

This concentration focuses on applying principles of psychological science to solve real-world problems and enhance performance in business, sports, or human engineering. 

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • Survey of the Discipline (3 hours)
    • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology
    • PSYS 160 Introduction to Biopsychology
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    • PSYS 321 Child Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology is required
  • Individual Differences in Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology is required
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 (or PSYS 362) Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Integrative Science in Psychology (3 hours)

  • PSYS 380 Psychology and Science Fiction
  • PSYS 481 History in Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Lab Experience (1 hour) 

    • Select any one PSYS course with a laboratory or lecture / laboratory designation at the 300-level or above.
    • This requirement began with the 2017-2018 catalog.

Applied Psychological Science Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • PSYS 413 Psychological Measurement (3 hours)
  • Electives (9 hours)
    • PSYS 353 Psychology of Prejudice
    • PSYS 360 (or PSYS 362) Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems
    • PSYS 370 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    • PSYS 433 Judgment & Decision Making
    • PSYS 473 Training in Business and Industry
    • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
    • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
    • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)
    • PSY 340 Sport Psychology
    • PSY 355 Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • PSY 412 Motivation and Emotion
    • PSY 470 Psychology and Law

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 Last Modified 4/11/19