Department of Psychology

Psychology Courses at a Glance

Requirements for the Major | Requirements for the Minor

Information Pertaining to Both MAJORS and MINORS

  • See the university catalog for complete information including course pre-requisites.
  • The department Website is located at this address: http://www.suu.edu/hss/psychology/
  • Exceptions to these requirements must receive departmental approval.
  • Students should work closely with the department’s faculty to plan their psychology program. It is generally advisable to set up an appointment with a faculty member to accomplish this objective.
  • Our faculty offices are located in the General Classroom Building (GC 308). Department Secretary, Joan Young.

SUU Psychology Requirements for the Major

A total of at least 37 credits with a grade of “C-“ or better is required for a MAJOR in psychology. No more than 12 lower division credit hours (100 or 200 level courses) may be counted toward the major. Only 3 credits of PSY 4890 internship can count toward the major. Exceptions to these requirements must receive departmental approval. Students are encouraged to work closely with one or more of the department's faculty to plan their psychology program.

Students may select an area of emphasis for their major: Biological Psychology; Clinical/Counseling Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Human Services Psychology; Social/Environmental Psychology. The specific requirements for each emphasis are available from the Psychology Department.

Pre-requisite Course
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
*This required course does NOT count toward the 36 required credits
Foundation Courses (7 credits)
PSY 2010 Psychology as a Science and Profession 3
PSY 3010 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSY 3015 Statistics Lab 1
*ALL of the above courses are required
Methods Courses (6 credits)
PSY 3400 Experimental Analysis of Behavior and PSY 3401 Lab 3
PSY 3410 Research Designs 3
PSY 3430 Principles of Assessment 3
PSY 4915 Senior Project: Independent Research I 3
*At least TWO of the above courses are required
Developmental Courses (3 credits)
PSY 3210 Infant and Child Development 3
PSY 3220 Adolescent Development 3
PSY 3230 Adult Development and Aging 3
*At least ONE of the above courses is required
Mind/Body Courses (3 credits)
PSY 3320 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 3600 Stress and Pain 3
PSY 3650 Health Psychology 3
PSY 4320 Clinical Neuropsychology 3
PSY 4510 Brain and Behavior and PSY 4511 Lab 3
PSY 4550 Drugs and Behavior 3
* At least ONE of the above courses is required
Capstone Courses (3 credits)
PSY 4800 Practicum 3
PSY 4905 History and Systems 3
PSY 4910 Senior Project: Literature Review 3
PSY 4925 Senior Project: Independent Research II 3
*At least ONE of the above courses is required
Elective Courses (15 credits)
PSY 1110 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 2370 Psychology of Gender 3
PSY 2200 Psychology of Ethnicity 3
PSY 3270 Motivation and Emotion 3
PSY 3200 Psychology and Culture 3
PSY 3370 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3500 Environmental Psychology 3
PSY 3700 Personality Theory 3
PSY 3800 Professional Roles Ethics & Practices (PREP) 3
PSY 3820 Human Relations and Group Dynamics 3
PSY 4310 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 4330 Theories of Learning 3
PSY 4340 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSY 4500 Special Topics 3
PSY 4530 Forensic Psychology 3
PSY 4830 Readings and Conferences 1
PSY 4831 Readings and Conferences in Leadership 1
PSY 4890 Internship – Only three credits count toward the major 1-12
* At least FIVE of the above courses are required (additional courses from above will count as elective courses)

SUU Psychology Requirements for the Minor

A total of at least 18 credits with a grade of “C-“ or better is required for a MINOR in psychology. No more than 6 lower division credits will count toward the minor.

Prerequisite course
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
*This course does not count toward the 18 credits required for the minor
Elective Courses (18 credits)
PSY 1110 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 2370 Psychology of Gender 3
PSY 2200 Psychology of Ethnicity 3
PSY 3200 Psychology and Culture 3
PSY 3210 Infant and Child Development 3
PSY 3220 Adolescent Development 3
PSY 3230 Adult Development and Aging 3
PSY 3500 Environmental Psychology 3
PSY 3600 Stress and Pain 3
PSY 3650 Health Psychology 3
PSY 3700 Personality Theory 3
PSY 3270 Motivation and Emotion 3
PSY 3320 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 3370 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3800 Practicum 3
PSY 3820 Human Relations and Group Dynamics 3
PSY 4310 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 4320 Clinical Neuropsychology 3
PSY 4330 Theories of Learning 3
PSY 4340 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSY 4500 Special Topics 3
PSY 4510 Brain and Behavior and PSY 4511 Lab 3
PSY 4530 Forensic Psychology 3
PSY 4550 Drugs and Behavior 3
PSY 4800 Advanced Practicum 1
PSY 4830 Readings and Conferences 1
PSY 4831 Readings and Conferences in Leadership 1
PSY 4890 Internship – Only three credits count toward the major 1-12
* At least SIX courses are required from the above list or the major list