Core Courses Required of ALL Majors (12 hours)

PSY 100         Introduction to Psychology                                         

STA 205         Introduction to Statistical Methods (prerequisite C- or better in MAHD 095 or MAHD 099, or placement)

PSY 210         Research Methods in Psychology (prerequisites PSY 100 & STA 205; co-requisite PSY 210L & 210R)

PSY 210L      Research Tools in Psychology (co-requisites PSY 210 & 210R)

PSY 210R      Career Planning for Psych. Majors (co-requisites PSY 210 & 210L)                                                 

Core Electives: Group A (Majors must take at least three of these; 9 hours)

PSY 309         Perception (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 311         Biopsychology (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 337         Animal Learning (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 338         Cognitive Processes (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 340         Social Psychology (prerequisite PSY 100)

Core Electives: Group A (Majors must take at least three of these; 9 hours)

PSY 300         Personality Psychology (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 305         Psych. Testing and Measurement (prerequisites PSY 100 , STA 205, PSY 210 & 210L)

PSY 319         Child Development (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 333         Abnormal Psychology (prerequisite PSY 100)

PSY 344         Lifespan Development (prerequisite PSY 100)

Note: Psy 321, Lifespan Development, may be taken instead of 319.  Credit is not given for BOTH 319 and 321, nor for BOTH 220 and 321, nor for BOTH 220 and 319.  Likewise, students may not receive credit for BOTH 321 and 320, nor for BOTH 220 and 320.

Additional Psychology Electives (13 – 15 hours)              

Majors must take five additional psychology courses totaling at least 13 hours; only two of these courses may be at the 200-level.

Additional B.A. Requirements

Option A.
Six hours of the same foreign language.  These hours may not be used to fulfill a general studies requirement.

Option B. 
Three hours of study abroad approved by the NKU Office of Education Abroad.  These hours do not have to be in psychology.

 

Additional B.S. Requirements

Option A. 
One college-level mathematics or statistics course, in addition to STA 205, and two of the following PSY lab courses:  PSY 309L,  PSY 311L, PSY 321L, PSY 338L, PSY 340L, PSY 465L.

Option B. 
Two 300-level statistics courses, and one of the following PSY lab courses:  PSY 309L, PSY 3llL, PSY 321L, PSY 338L, PSY 340L, PSY 465L.

Additional Department Requirements

  • Students must have a minimum grade of C-, and a minimum GPA of 2.0, in all coursework used for major certification.
  • All transfer students must complete 21 hours of psychology coursework at NKU.
  • All students must take a standardized psychology assessment test during their final full semester prior to graduation.