Psychology Courses & Requirements | Wittenberg University

Psychology Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.: Psychology
  • B.S.: Psychology
  • Minor: Psychology

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Psychology courses offered at Wittenberg.

Related Areas of Study

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A. in Psychology): 38 Credits

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science - 4 credits
  • PSYC 202 Experimental Design - 4 credits
  • At least 26 PSYC credits beyond PSYC 202, including:
    • Ten 300-level PSYC credits
    • PSYC 390 Junior Seminar - 0 credits
    • Four 400-level PSYC credits from:
      • PSYC 400 Research Seminar - 4 credits
      • PSYC 410 Senior Thesis - 1-8 credits
      • PSYC 499 Senior Honors Thesis - 1-8 credits
    • Courses from at least 3 of the 4 major content areas in psychology:
      • Biological (PSYC 211, PSYC 213, PSYC 311)
      • Cognitive (PSYC 211, PSYC 221, PSYC 321)
      • Developmental (PSYC 231, PSYC 232)
      • Social and Personality (PSYC 217, PSYC 241, PSYC 271, PSYC 272, PSYC 341, PSYC 361)
  • No more than 4 credits of PSYC 490, PSYC 492, or PSYC 493 can count toward the major
  • One 4-credit statistics course from the following:
    • PSYC 201 Statistics
    • BUSN 210 Business and Economic Statistics
    • DATA 227 Introductory Statistics

* Degree also requires attendance at 4 Psychology Department Colloquia

Recommended in Psychology
The student who plans a career in a service-oriented field related to psychology may not need graduate training. This student may choose additional courses in psychology related to the interest area. The student planning a professional career as a psychologist or licensed mental health professional should prepare to go to graduate school. Students planning to attend a doctoral-level program should take additional courses at the 300-and 400-level.

Recommended in Other Departments
Each student is urged to take courses in other areas such as:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science 150
  • Language courses - including a conversational course
  • Mathematics 201
  • Philosophy 240

Students planning to go to research-oriented graduate schools should also take Mathematics 202 and further courses in biology, chemistry and physics. Additional courses in expository writing and the social sciences and humanities should reflect the student's needs and interests.

Bachelor of Science (B.S. in Psychology): 66 credits

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science - 4 credits
  • PSYC 202 Experimental Design - 4 credits
  • At least 30¬†PSYC credits beyond PSYC 202, including:
    • Ten 300-level PSYC credits
    • PSYC 390 Junior Seminar - 0 credits
    • Eight 400-level PSYC credits from:
      • PSYC 400 Research Seminar - 4 credits
      • PSYC 410 Senior Thesis - 1-8 credits
      • PSYC 499 Senior Honors Thesis - 1-8 credits
    • Courses from at least 3 of the 4 major content areas in psychology:
      • Biological (PSYC 211, PSYC 213, PSYC 311)
      • Cognitive (PSYC 211, PSYC 221, PSYC 321)
      • Developmental (PSYC 231, PSYC 232)
      • Social and Personality (PSYC 217, PSYC 241, PSYC 271, PSYC 272, PSYC 341, PSYC 361)
      • Mental and Physical Health (PSYC 212, PSYC 251, PSYC 252, PSYC 351)
  • No more than 4 credits of PSYC 490, PSYC 492, or PSYC 493 can count toward the major
  • One 4-credit statistics course from the following:
    • PSYC 201 Statistics
    • BUSN 210 Business and Economic Statistics
    • DATA 227 Introductory Statistics
  • Required courses in other departments:
    • MATH 131 or MATH 201, plus 4 additional credits in MATH or DATA above MATH 201 & DATA 227
    • Sixteen credits from any of the following:
      • BIOL 170, BIOL 180 or above
      • CHEM 121 or above
      • COMP 150 or above
      • DATA 229 or above
      • ECON 200 or above
      • GEOL 150 or above
      • MATH 202 or above
      • PHYS 101 or above

* Degree also requires attendance at 4 Psychology Department Colloquia

Psychology Major Checklist
B.S. Degree FAQ Sheet
Student Conference Reimbursement Form

Minor in Psychology

The minimum requirements for a psychology minor are 20 credits in psychology which include:

  • PSYC 101 (4 credits)
  • 12 additional PSYC credits above the 201-level but below PSYC 490
  • A statistics course (PSYC 201, BUSN 210, or DATA 227)

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology
Requirements for a Minor in Neuroscience
Requirements for a Minor in Health Science

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