Psychology- Bachelor of Arts
For information, contact the Department of Psychology, 100 Psychology Building, 513-529-2400, psychology@MiamiOH.edu.
You must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for all psychology courses attempted and for which a letter grade has been earned. All courses used to satisfy basic departmental requirements must be taken for a letter grade. If you wish to transfer courses from another institution to meet requirements for the major, we strongly recommend you have those approved IN ADVANCE by the Chief Departmental Advisor.
Students with both a cumulative and major GPA of 3.25 are eligible to apply to complete an honors thesis, which requires the support of a faculty advisor for the project. Departmental honors candidates complete PSY 480 (minimum 4; maximum 6), in which they write and present a thesis. PSY 400 is strongly recommended.
Recommended Courses of Study
This department offers a single major; all majors are encouraged to take a variety of courses in psychology. For flexible career planning, the department suggests courses of study consistent with your career goals. Choose those courses with your academic advisor.
(36 semester hours)
|PSY 111||Introduction to Psychology (pre- or co-requisite PSY 112) ) 1||3|
|Take one of the following:||1|
|Foundational Experiences in Psychology (Pre- or Co-requisite: PSY 111)|
|Foundational Experiences for Majors (Prerequisite or Co-requisite with PSY 294)|
|Take the following three courses in this order. PSY294 is a prerequisite for most 300 level and above courses:|
|STA 261||Statistics 2||4|
|PSY 293||Research Design and Analyses in Psychology I||4|
|PSY 294||Research Design and Analyses in Psychology II||4|
|Select at least one course from each Biopsychology, Cognitive, Developmental, Individual and Social group 3||15-16|
|Select a minimum of three 300-level or higher courses, at least one of which must be at the 400-level or higher. 4||9|
|PSY 410||Capstone Seminar in Psychology: The Multiple Determinants of Behavior||3|
|Approved area of focus 5|
|Additional courses to make up minimum of 36 semester hours in psychology|
|Total Credit Hours||43-44|
If you have taken EDP 101, you cannot receive credit for it and PSY 111, so the department will count it as meeting the requirement for PSY 111.
If you have another statistics course such as ISA205, or STA301 please contact the chief departmental advisor.
Please see below for a list of courses that will count for each of these areas.
PSY 294 is a prerequisite for nearly all courses at or above the 300-level.
A list of areas is available through the department.
|PSY 251||Introduction to Biopsychology||3|
|PSY 351||Advanced Biopsychology||4|
|PSY 352||Structured Research Experience in Behavioral Neuroscience||3|
|PSY 451||Cognitive Neuroscience||3|
|PSY 456||Advanced Biological Bases of Behavior||3|
|PSY 271||Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition||3|
|PSY 372||Learning and Cognition||3|
|PSY 374||Psychology of Language and Thought||3|
|PSY 375||Laboratory in Perception, Action, and Cognition||4|
|PSY 376||Psychology of Judgment, Decision Making, and Reasoning||3|
|PSY 451||Cognitive Neuroscience||3|
|PSY 470||Seminar in Cognition||3|
|PSY 474||Advanced Cognitive Processes||3|
|PSY 231||Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSY 331||Infant Development||3|
|PSY 332||Child Development||3|
|PSY 333||Adolescent Development||3|
|PSY 334||Adulthood and Aging||3|
|PSY 430||Seminar in Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSY 242||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY 345||Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities||3|
|PSY 350||Advanced Topics in Personality Theory and Research||3|
|PSY 221||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 324||Advanced Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 325||Psychology of Prejudice and Minority Experience||3|
|PSY 326||Psychology of Gender||3|
|PSY 327||Intro to Social Cognition||3|
|PSY 420||Seminar in Social Psychology||3|