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Quantitative Psychology Concentration

This concentration focuses on use of advanced data manipulation and statistical analysis techniques within psychological science to examine discipline-specific research questions. 

No minor or second major and no second Psychological Science concentration are required. MATH 136 (Calculus 1) is required for this concentration. 

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 331 Principles of Human and Animal Learning
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • 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 of 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.

Quantitative Psychology Concentration Courses (24-25 hours)

  • Required (9 hours)
    • PSYS 413 Psychological Measurement
    • STAT 301 Introductory Probability and Applied Statistics
    • STAT 330 Introduction to Statistical Software
  • Elective in Introductory Computer Coding (3 hours)
    • CS 146 Introduction to Programming
    • CS 170 Problem Solving and Programming
    • CS 180 Computer Science 1
  • Elective in Advanced Statistics (3 hours)
    • STAT 401 Regression Analysis
    • STAT 402 Experimental Design
  • Psychological Science Electives (9 hours)
  • Select 9 PSYS upper-level hours in consultation with an advisor. No more than 3 hours of 490 can be used to satisfy these elective hours. An additional 3 hours of 490 can be applied to the Integrative Science in Psychology Requirement. 

 

Total Hours: at least 51 hours. 


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 Last Modified 4/11/19