PSY 101 Introductory Psychology: Concepts
PSY 102 Introductory Psychology: Applications
PSY 270W Research Methods & Statistical Analysis I
PSY 372 Research Methods & Statistical Analysis II
PSY 470W Research Methods & Statistical Analysis III
PSY 405 History and Systems in Psychology
Only one course from the experientially based courses can be applied toward the major. These include Student Internship (PSY 384, 385, 484, 485) and Independent Study (PSY 440-449). Experiential courses taken after the first one will be counted as a free elective toward graduation requirements.
All courses taken by declared psychology majors to satisfy the major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. They may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Other psychology courses not counted for the major may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Transfer students majoring in Psychology must meet department core requirements, and must take a minimum of 15 psychology credits above PSY 101 and PSY 102 within the Department of Psychology at the University of Hartford.
In order to graduate, a psychology major must earn an overall GPA of 2.25 or better in psychology courses constituting the major. In addition, psychology majors must earn a C- or above in PSY 270W, PSY 372, and PSY 470W.
NOTE: PSY 132, 232, 332 and 333 are courses that cannot be counted towards the Psychology Major.
Selected first level graduate courses (PSY 500s) may be taken by senior psychology majors with written permission of the Department Chair. An undergraduate who takes a graduate course for undergraduate credit must complete a “CHANGE OF COURSE LEVEL IN ACADEMIC HISTORY” form available in the Department Office or the A & S Evaluator’s Office (H228), and take it to the Registrar for the grade to be processed.
PSY 290-5, 490-5 Special Topics in Psychology
PSY 376 Psychological Tests & Measurements
PSY 380 Contemporary Studies in Psychology
PSY 487 Honors Seminar
Learning Outcomes for the BA in Psychology
1) Students will identify, describe, and compare the major systems and movements in psychology.
2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of psychology's historical roots, major figures, and their contributions.
3) Students will demonstrate the ability to access psychological literature, identify the sections of a psychological research journal article, and summarize and evaluate the information therein.
4) Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method especially as it applies to psychological research.
5) Students will demonstrate the ability to apply ethical standards in the treatment of participants within psychological research.
6) Students will demonstrate the ability to posit research hypotheses and to design empirical studies to assess the validity of hypotheses by choosing an appropriate research design and analytical procedures.
7) Students will demonstrate skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
8) Students will demonstrate the ability to report the findings of their studies in accord with the American Psychological Association?s (APA) style guidelines.
9) Students will demonstrate the ability to write papers and/or communicate orally reflecting the application of psychology to a range of issues.
10) Students will demonstrate the ability to break down complex and ambiguous problems into their component parts and to use empirical information to evaluate a knowledge claim.
11) Students will demonstrate awareness, interest in, and respect for all groups.
12) Students will demonstrate increased understanding for a variety of groups based on at least one of the following: gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, age, or mental status.