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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: Psychology

Requirements

General Requirements

Students must receive a C- or better in courses used to satisfy the departmental and nondepartmental requirements of the psychology major.

Departmental Requirements

PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology

3 cr.

or

HON 203GUnderstanding the Science of Human Behavior

3 cr.

Three credits from the following:

PSY 302Abnormal Psychology

3 cr.

PSY 350Developmental Psychology: Conception through Childhood

3 cr.

PSY 440History and Systems of Psychology

3 cr.

Eight credits in research methods

PSY 310Experimental Methods

4 cr. (2+4P)

and

PSY 311Advanced Research Seminar

4 cr. (2+4P)

PSY 310: prerequisite of PSY 201G

The following requirements are to be met after the student has completed PSY 310 (which has prerequisites of PSY 201G, and either STAT 251 or STAT 271 or A ST 311:

Three credits in Basic Mechanisms from the following:
PSY 301Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3 cr.

PSY 375Psychology and the Brain

3 cr.

PSY 376Evolutionary Psychology

3 cr.

PSY 380Perception

4 cr. (4+4P)

Three credits in Acquisition and Use of Knowledge from the following:
PSY 320Learning

4 cr. (3+2P)

PSY 340Cognitive Psychology

3 cr.

PSY 383Memory

3 cr.

PSY 442Thinking

3 cr.

Three credits in Understanding Behavior from the following:
PSY 315Emotion

3 cr.

PSY 317Social Psychology

3 cr.

PSY 321Psychology of Personality

3 cr.

Additional electives to bring total credits in psychology to at least 34, with at least 24 of those 34 credits being upper division.

Nondepartmental Requirements

STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences

3 cr.

or

STAT 271GStatistics for Psychological Sciences

3 cr.

or

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

 

Philosophy course 300-level or above (PHIL 346 or PHIL 351 recommended)

3 cr.

At least three credits of introductory biology

3 cr.

A course that includes a laboratory is highly recommended, and is required if intended to satisfy Gen Ed Area III

BIOL 101GHuman Biology

3 cr.

and

BIOL 101GLHuman Biology Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

or

BIOL 111GNatural History of Life

3 cr.

and

BIOL 111GLNatural History of Life Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

or

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

and

BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

BIOL 211G and BIOL 211 L (Prerequisite: CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G or CHEM 115)

Second Language

Students seeking the BA in Psychology must meet the second language requirement by completing one of the following three skills requirements:

Option 1: Traditional Language Track

Options as described in Section III of College Degree Requirements under College Degree Requirements under College of Arts and Sciences (i.e. typically through 212 or 214 or Arts & Sciences Certification, Option B).

Option 2: Computer Science Track

C S 167C Programming

3 cr. (2+2P)

C S 171GIntroduction to Computer Science

4 cr. (3+2P)

C S 177C++ Programming

3 cr. (2+2P)

C S 187Java Programming

3 cr. (2+2P)

Option 3: Math Track

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

MATH 190GTrigonometry and Precalculus

4 cr. (3+2P)

MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II

4 cr.