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Group of students in Ireland - Spring 2012 Study Abroad trip to Ireland spring 2012

Programs of Study

The Psychological Science Department offers both a major and a minor.  The department also houses interdisciplinary minors in neuroscience and evolutionary studies and offers a Honors in Psychology (HIP) program for students meeting specified GPA and course requirements.

Psychological Science Major

Psychological Science majors may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

For both degrees, students take the same core courses and the same number of electives.  B.A. students take two extra foreign language courses (not used to fulfill general studies) or study abroad, and B.S. students take three extra math or lab courses.


Honors in Psychology (HIP)

The Honors in Psychology (HIP) Program helps psychological science majors develop invaluable skills that will help both in graduate school and in future careers.   HIP students work with a psychological science faculty member to design, conduct, analyze, and report the results of an original empirical study.

To be eligible for the program, students need to have:

  • completed at least 45 credit hours
  • earned a minimum grade of B in PSY 100, STA 205, PSY 210, and PSY 210L, and
  • achieved a 3.5 overall GPA

For more information about the Honors in Psychology (HIP) Program, please email Dr. Perilou Goddard, the program's coordinator (