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Major & Minor

Psychology majors presenting their Senior Inquiry projects to the community.

See complete list of courses and descriptions in the Course Catalog 

Major in Psychology (31 credits)

Core Courses:

  • PSYC-100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC-240 Statistics
  • PSYC-246 Research Methods
  • PSYC-300 Basic Issues in Psychology
  • PSYC-410 History of Psychology

One experimental lab course:

  • PSYC-342 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC-343 Sensation & Perception
  • PSYC-345 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC-347 Learning
  • PSYC-350 Social Psychology

Senior Inquiry (students must choose one of the following tracks)

  • PSYC-452/453 Seminar Research
  • PSYC-456/457 Community Consultation

Electives:

  • Take an additional 12 credits, 6 of which must be at the 300 level or above.


Minor in Psychology
(21 credits)

Core Courses:

  • PSYC-100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC-240 Statistics
  • PSYC-246 Research Methods

Electives:

  • Take an additional 12 credits, 9 of which must be at the 300 level or above.  

Psychology Honors
Graduating majors in psychology will be awarded honors in psychology upon attainment of the following: (1) a minimum   grade-point average of 3.50 in all psychology courses and 3.25 in all courses attempted (transfer students must also achieve the 3.50 minimum in all psychology courses taken at Augustana); (2) a research project of honors quality as judged by the department. 

*These requirements are taken from the 2012-2013 Course Catalog.