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Course Work

Psychology Major Requirements

A grade of C or better in PSY-101, General Psychology, and completion of 1 semester at Saint Louis University with a 2.00 minimum GPA is required for acceptance as a psychology major.

A minimum of 31 credit hours in Psychology including:  PSY-101 (General Psychology) and PSY- 205 (Foundations of Research Methods and Statistics), as well as:

Area Requirements:  One course selected from each of these four areas:

PSY 310-319, PSY 410-419, 471 Cognitive Neuroscience (formerly Experimental) 
PSY 320-329, PSY 420-429, 472 Developmental Psychology
PSY 330-339, PSY 430-439, 475 Social/Personality Psychology
PSY 340-349, PSY 440-449, 473. 474 Applied Psychology

Capstone Requirement:  Choose one of the five Capstone course options below (3 credit hours):

PSY 401 Advanced Statistics and Research Methods
PSY 487  Capstone Practicum
PSY 488 Capstone Research Project
PSY 490 Critical Thinking about Psychology


Electives:  8-9 credit hours with additional 300 or 400 level courses in Psychology to meet the 31 credit minimum for the major.

Enrollment in PSY 495 during your final semester is required for graduation. This is a zero credit “course” that notifies the Registrar of the student’s intention to graduate that semester. No actual class attendance is involved.

Minimum residency requirement of 9 credits from the department, including PSY 205 and the psychology capstone course.


Psychology Minor Requirements

A grade of C or better in PSY-101, General Psychology, and completion of 1 semester at Saint Louis University with a 2.00 minimum GPA is required for acceptance as a psychology minor.

A minimum of 18 credit hours in Psychology including:  PSY-101 General Psychology, as well as:

Area Requirements:  One course selected from each of these four areas:

PSY 310-319, PSY 410-419, 471 Cognitive Neuroscience (formerly Experimental) 
PSY 320-329, PSY 420-429, 472 Developmental Psychology
PSY 330-339, PSY 430-439, 475 Social/Personality Psychology
PSY 340-349, PSY 440-449, 473, 474

Applied Psychology

Elective:  Any additional 300 or 400 level course in Psychology.

Minimum residency requirement of 9 credits from the department.

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