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CATALOG • 2010-2011

Psychology -- Major/Minor

For information, contact Dr. Kerrie Baker

The goal of psychology is to study and understand the complex nature of human and non-human behavior. Contemporary psychology is both a science and a profession. As a science, it pursues knowledge in a variety of methods through experiments, observations and theories. As a profession, psychology applies this knowledge to a range of practical problems.  

At Cedar Crest College, students participate in both the scientific and applied aspects of psychology. A small student-faculty ratio allows for close personal instruction. Further, because of our faculty's diverse backgrounds we are able to offer courses in such areas as Biopsychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Animal Learning and Behavior. Students may also conduct independent research projects under the direct supervision of faculty members in one of several areas of faculty expertise.

Students may choose to earn their degree through daytime, evening, weekend and accelerated classes. A grade of C or better must be obtained in each course to satisfy requirements for both the psychology major and minor. This includes all Liberal Arts requirements.  

• PSY 100 is a prerequisite to all other psychology courses.
• PSY 100/200 level courses are for 1st/2nd Year Students
• PSY 300 level courses are for 3rd/4th Year Students
• Double majors who are exempt from taking PSY 211 and PSY 212 due to completing accepted research methods and statistics courses in their second major must meet the minimum credit requirement in psychology by substituting electives.  The minimum number of credits in psychology in order to be awarded the major is 37.

Requirements for the Psychology Major (BA)

A minimum of 18 psychology credits for the major must be taken at Cedar Crest College.

PSY 100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY 211 Experimental Methods 4 credits
PSY 212 Statistical Methods 4 credits
PSY 229 Introduction to Biological Psychology 3 credits
  or
NEU 200 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 credits
PSY 250 Life-Span Development 3 credits  
PSY 309 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits  
  or
PSY 351 Theories of Personality 3 credits
 
PSY 317 Learning 4 credits  
  or
PSY 336 Cognitive Psychology 4 credits

THS 105 Public Speaking 3 credits

Plus 15 additional psychology elective credits.

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology (18 credits)

A minimum of 9 psychology credits for the minor must be taken at Cedar Crest College.

PSY 100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY 250 Life-Span Development 3 credits
PSY 309 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits  
  or
PSY 351 Theories of Personality 3 credits

Plus 9 additional elective credits in psychology.

 

Last Updated: 7/14/10