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Complete at least 36 credits from twelve courses including two introductory courses, five intermediate courses, three advanced courses, and two electives.
Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least seven courses for the major must be completed at UMass Boston.
Introductory Courses (6 to 7 Credits)
Take two courses from the list below.
- PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 101 - Introductory Psychology 4 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 201 - Introduction to Behavioral Research 3 Credit(s)
Intermediate Courses (15 Credits)
Take one course from each category below.
- PSYCH 210 - Personality 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 215 - Mental Health and Psychological Distress 3 Credit(s)
PSYCH 230 - Social Psychology 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 241 - Infancy and Childhood Development 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 242 - Adolescence 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 250 - Learning and Memory 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 255 - Perception 3 Credit(s)
- PSYCH 360 - Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Credit(s)
Advanced Courses (9 Credits)
Take three psychology courses at the 300-level or higher except for PSYCH 444, 487, 488, and 489. At least two courses must be at the 400-level.
One 400-level course will be used as the psychology capstone and must have a grade of C- or higher. No more than one psychology research apprenticeship may be applied toward this requirement.
Electives (6 Credits)
Take any two additional psychology courses except for first year seminar courses and PSYCH 230.
Location: McCormack Hall, Floor: 04, Room: 00206
Department Manager and Advising Coordinator: Michelle Browning
Assistant to the Chair: Sangya Dhungana
Grants & Contracts Administrator: Annie McCluskey
Director of Labs: Eric Berry
Assistant Director, Clinical Psychology PhD Program: Brooke Craveiro
Graduate Program Coordinator, Developmental and Brain Sciences PhD Program: Rouzan Khachatourian