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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Psychology, B.S., and Minor 

Psychology Options:

  • B.S. in Psychology
  • Psychology minor

To teach psychology or sociology in the public schools:
        Social Science, Secondary Teaching

To create your own major:
        Interdepartmental Major

B.S. Psychology Major

This major will provide you with an understanding of the scientific discipline of psychology through exposure to the breadth of our discipline from its most basic level (e.g., neuroanatomy) to its most interactional level (e.g., socio-cultural). Your studies will develop your knowledge and skill in using the scientific method to both conduct research to understand mind and behavior, as well as, deliver clinical or consulting services from this empirical base.

This major is designed for the student who seeks a Master's or Doctoral degree in Experimental (e.g., cognitive, learning, industrial-organizational, physiological, quantitative, social), or Clinical areas (e.g., school psychology, psychotherapy) of psychology. This degree is the preferred path to a career as a practitioner, researcher, or college professor. If you are interested in a career in counseling at the bachelor's or master's level you should pursue a Human Services degree. The plan of study is listed below.

B.S. Psychology Requirements
Cr# Required Foundation Courses
Credits
PS130 Introduction to Psychology
3
Cr# Required Research Skills
Credits
PS201 Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
3
PS202 Experimental Psychology
3
PS301 Advanced Statistics
3
PS304 Advanced Experimental
3
PS450 Experimental Psychology Capstone
3
Core Competencies: 1 course from each of the 4 cores.
Cr# Biopsychology Core Options:
Credits
PS303 Physiological Psychology
3
PS315 Sensation & Perception
3
Developmental / Social Core Options:
PS204 Social Psychology
3
PS340 Life-Span Development
3
Cognitive / Learning Core Options:
PS331 Principles of Learning
3
PS332 Memory & Cognition
3
Applied Psychology Core Options:
PS305 Industrial - Organizational Psychology
3
PS310 Principles of Psychopathology
3
PS360 Tests & Measurements
3


Psychology Elective
(3 credits): 1 course, not previously selected, from the 300-level psychology course listed in the above core areas.

Psychology Minor Requirements

The minor in psychology is an excellent complement to many other majors (e.g., Athletic Training, Biology, Communications, Education, Fitness & Sport, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Sociology). The minor is a combination of required and elective psychology courses designed to give you an overview of the discipline of psychology, and ground you in the use of research method and quantitative analysis. Elective coursework will allow you to select courses to tailor the minor to your needs.

Psychology Minor Requirements
Cr# Required Foundation Courses
Credits
PS130
PS140
Introduction to Psychology OR
Principles of Psychology + Lab
3
4
Cr# Required Research Skills
Credits
PS201
PS202
Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
Experimental Psychology
3
3


Psychology Electives
:
Students must select 4 additional courses at the 300 level or above, excluding foundation & research skills requirements. 12 Credits

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
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