Goals and Requirements for Majors and Minors
Goals for Majors and Minors
Students who successfully complete the psychology major will have:
- A basic understanding of major areas of psychology such as development, personality, social, cognition, biopsychology, abnormal psychology;
- The ability to read and comment on primary research in psychology;
- The ability to design, carry-out, and evaluate research in psychology;
- Knowledge in personally identified and selected specialties in psychology;
- Basic knowledge of psychology as a scientific discipline.
Requirements for Majors and Minors
The psychology major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog.
For a major: A total of 40 credits including: 101, 250 and 485;
one introductory course from each concentration for a total of 12 credits:
- social/personality (option A): 284 or 287
- developmental/abnormal (option B): 281 or 286
- biopsychology/cognition (option C): 282 or 283
one seminar from one of the concentrations and one other upper division course (may be another seminar) from a different concentration for a total of 8 credits:
- social/personality (option A): 330, 347, 384, 387
- developmental/abnormal (option B): 341, 352, 372, 381, 386
- biopsychology/cognition (option C): 325, 382, 382
one research class
- social/personality (option A): 492
- developmental/abnormal (option B): 493
- biopsychology/cognition (option C): 494
- an additional 5 credits of electives in Psychology
For a minor: At least 20 credits including the following: 101, 250; one course from 281, 282, 283, 284, 286, 287; one seminar other than the Senior Seminar, or one elective selected from Psychology courses numbered 300 and higher; additional Psychology credits to total 20.
For Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure in Social Studies, a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later than his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.