Social/Personality Psychology Concentration

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Requires 32 hours of "PSYC" coursework plus approved statistics course.

Minimum thirteen (13) hours of PSYC 300- or 400-level credit required (includes lab/research methods course).

Introductory Foundation Courses

Introductory Psychology - choose one


Introductory Statistics - choose one*

Equivalent Statistics Courses – STAT 100, 200, 212, or 400; ECON 202 or 203; EPSY 280 or 480; SOC 280; SOCW 225; ACE 261; CHLH 244; PS 230; UP 116 These courses meet the statistics requirement but do not count toward PSYC hours

200-Level Foundation Courses

Biological / Cognitive - choose two

Clinical / Developmental / Organizational / Personality/ Social - choose two

















































Concentration Courses

200-Level Core


Research Methods - choose one


Concentration Electives - choose four

Approved Topic Courses

The following PSYC 396 or 496 courses are approved for this concentration but must be "substituted" into the Degree Audit Report. Consult with your Psychology Advisor.

Optional Social/Personality Research Opportunity


*A maximum of three (3) hours of PSYC 494 research in a Social/Personality Psychology Lab may be applied to the concentration. Research applying to the concentration must be approved in advance by faculty/lab coordinator. For potential PSYC 494 concentration credit, students must:

Submit a satisfactory 10-page paper OR

Submit a Bachelor's Thesis

The 10 pages does not include the title page, figures, tables or references, and the paper must be accompanied by a signed statement from the faculty research advisor that the paper qualifies for the credit toward the concentration. Suggestions for a paper include a mini- bachelor's thesis or an in-depth background literature search.

Application of PSYC 494 credits toward the concentration will be made during the semester of completion. Consult with your academic advisor if you plan to use PSYC 494 hours toward the concentration.


























Section 2



FAQs - General

Q: Can I have more than one concentration?

A: No, concentrations are single majors

Q: Minimum GPA for a concentration?

A: 2.0 gpa is required for all concentrations

Q: Can I switch concentrations?

A: Yes, but you will switch/declare your concentration in October of your senior year (or sooner if courses are completed)

Q: Do PSYC 290 research hours count?

A: Only for General Concentration.

Q: Can study abroad classes count?

A: Only with pre-approval from Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies.