MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

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ADVISING

All Psychology majors are required to meet with their academic adviser during the advising and preregistration periods (usually during March and October). The dates for advising and preregistration are listed in the front of the Course Schedule. Students are required to schedule an advising appointment by signing up on the schedule posted on their adviser’s door, usually 1-2 weeks prior to advising and preregistration. Once a student has met with their adviser, the student will be cleared to register for classes. Please read these Advising Reminders for some tips to help you avoid graduation delays!


REQUIRED COURSEWORK

A major in psychology, according to the Current Academic Catalog, will require 38 semester hours, including the following:

1.  Psychology 206, 216, 220, 302, 303, 304, 319, 336, and 499
2.  At least one course from the Developmental Core courses: 315, 316, 334
3.  One course from the Integrative Experiences courses: 470 and 498
4.  Nine hours of psychology electives at the 300-level or higher
5.  Biology 105/115 or 104

Minor/collateral requirements (two options):

1.  two 12-hour collaterals approved by the faculty adviser, or
2.  an 18-hour minor approved by the faculty adviser

CURRICULUM SPECIALIZATION OPTIONS

Psychology majors may specialize in specific areas or tracks including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Allied Health or Neuroscience. Interested students should discuss these options with their advisers.


NOTES

•  A psychology major may only count Psychology 206 and 216 towards the General Education Requirements (Sciences). When fulfilling the General Education Requirements for Mathematics, it is recommended that psychology majors take Math 134.
•  Psychology majors should attempt to gain a strong background in the science areas, as this will help them succeed in their chosen field.
•  The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and non-major) required for the major in psychology is 120. That is, students must earn 120 credit hours to graduate.
•  Students should monitor their Degree Audit frequently and consult their academic advisers as questions arise. Degree Audits are individualized for each student; they list all required courses and track students’ progress toward graduation.
•  Students are responsible for consulting their FMU Catalog for information concerning major/minor/collateral course requirements, student attendance policies, grade information (including calculation of GPA), academic standing, and other academic issues.