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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Psychology is a 46-credit major. It is organized around eight (8) tracks grouped within three (3) broad content areas.

The major consists of

I. Foundational (Introductory) courses 9 credits

II. Statistics and Experimental 8 credits

III. Content/track focus 21 credits

IV. Two science with lab 8 credits

V. Total 46 credits

I. Foundational Courses - 9 cr.

To declare a psychology major, the student must have completed the Foundational Courses in psychology as listed below with a minimum grade of B, a required mathematics course with a minimum grade of C or CR and have a minimum GPA of 2.00. The mathematics requirement may be satisfied by STAT 11300  or MATH 12500 (STEM) , or by earning exemption from the mathematics requirement. The major must be declared in person with an undergraduate psychology adviser. (Refer to for schedule.) The student must bring his/her Hunter transcript (and where relevant, transcripts from all other colleges attended) when meeting with the adviser to declare a psychology major.

III. Content/track focus 21 credits

The psychology major is organized around three Content Areas and their corresponding Focus Areas.

The Content Areas are

  • Biopsychology,
  • Cognitive/Developmental Psychology,
  • Social/Clinical/Health Psychology.

The Focus Areas (tracks) are

  • General Psychology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology

Content Areas with Corresponding Focus Areas




1. 200-level Courses in Each Content Area - 9 cr.

Three (3) 200-level courses*, one (1) in each of 3 content areas (Biopsychology, Cognitive/Developmental Psychology, Social/Clinical/Health Psychology)

One of these three courses must be within the student’s chosen Area of Focus (Animal Behavior, Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Health Psychology)

Students selecting the “General Psychology” Focus Area must take one 200-level course in each of the three Content Areas


2. Two (2) 300-level courses within the chosen Focus Area - 6 cr.

Note: Students selecting the General Psychology focus area must take two (2) 300-level courses in any area of Psychology

3. Two (2) electives at the 200 or 300 level - 6 cr

IV. Two Science course with Lab - 8 cr

V. Total for the Major - 46 cr.

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