Curriculum and Courses

Below are the required courses for a major and minor option in psychology.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

(Minimum at Elms College: 18 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.5)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (33 CREDITS)

PSY 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 202 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
PSY 210 Experimental Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 302 History and Systems (3 credits)
PSY 325.DE Personality Theory (3 credits)
PSY 401 Psychology Seminar (3 credits)
CORE Electives: Five Courses (15 credits)

(At least one course in each area):

Experimental

PSY 206 Social Psychology
PSY 307 Psychological Testing
PSY 308 Cognitive Psychology

Clinical

PSY 211 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY 304 Forensic Psychology
PSY 313 Psychology of Behavioral Management
PSY 403 Supervised Field Experience in Psychology
SOC 209 Social Deviance
SWK 303 Mental Health and Mental Illness

Developmental

PSY 214, PSY 214 Children's Learning and Development
PSY 306 Educational Psychology
PSY 335 Psychology of Adolescence
SWK 204 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Minor in Psychology

(Minimum at Elms College: 15 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.5)

MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDITS)

PSY 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 202 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
OR
PSY 210 Experimental Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 302 History and Systems (3 credits)
Three CORE Electives (One each from experimental, clinical, and developmental clusters) (9 credits)