Psychology

Description
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. This concentration emphasizes the development of wide-ranging skills in critical thinking and reasoning, research methods, working collaboratively on teams and presenting information in oral and written form. This concentration adds value through knowledge of concepts, theories and empirical research in human behavior and mental processes.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 22 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Minimum 6 hours must be taken from courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Pass/fail courses cannot be used for the concentration.
  • *Course has a Prerequisite of PSY 290 with C or better.

Core 10 Hours Required

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (SB) (3)

PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics (CS) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; MAT 119, 170, 242, 243, 251, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 272, 274, 290 or 291 with C or better)

PSY 290 Research Methods (L or SG) (4) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; ECN 221, JUS 302, POS 401, PSY 230, 231, QBA 221, SOC 390 or STP 226 with C or better)

Electives Courses 6 credit hours required
Choose two courses from the following list

PSY 315 Personality Theory and Research (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Minimum 45 hours or PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 320 Learning and Motivation (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 323 Sensation and Perception (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 324 Memory and Cognition (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 341 Developmental Psychology (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 45 hours or PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 350 Social Psychology (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only PSY 351 (PGS 351) or PSY 350 (PGS 350))

Elective Courses 6 credit hours required
Choose two courses from the following list
No two courses in this elective cluster may be repeated from first elective cluster above.

PSY 306 Environmental Psychology (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better)

PSY 315 Personality Theory and Research (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Minimum 45 hours or PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 320 Learning and Motivation (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 323 Sensation and Perception (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 324 Memory and Cognition (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 341 Developmental Psychology (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Minimum 45 hours or PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 350 Social Psychology (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only PSY 351 (PGS 351) or PSY 350 (PGS 350))

PSY 425 Biological Bases of Behavior (L) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 325 with C or better)

PSY 430 Industrial Psychology (3) (Prerequisite(s): MGT 301 or PSY 101 with C or better)

PSY 444 Adolescent Psychology and Psychopathology (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 341 (PGS 341) with C or better; PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 447 Psychology of Aging (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 453 Organizational Behavior (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 350 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only PSY 453 or PSY 598 (Organizational Behavior))

PSY 470 Psychopharmacology (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 325 or one of the following: BIO 181 (or 188), 182 (or 187), 201, 202; Credit is allowed for only PSY 470 or PSY 570)

PSY 472 Clinical Psychology (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better; PSY 366 (PGS 466) or 443 with C or better)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2018-19

Campus

Campus

Polytechnic

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LSPGSEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965-4464
cisaadvising@asu.edu
Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA), Second floor