Jan 17, 2021
Courses Required for the Major (43-50 credits)
Psychology is organized around eight (8) tracks grouped within three (3) broad Content Areas.
The major consists of:
- Introductory courses 6-13 credits
- Statistics and Experimental 8 credits
- Content/track focus 21 credits
- Two science with lab 8 credits
I. Introductory Courses (6-14 credits)
In order to continue in the major, students must complete the Introductory courses in psychology as listed below with a minimum grade of B and 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 12400 (STEM) or by earning exemption from the mathematics requirement. Based on placement exams or transferred courses, students may place into some more advanced Mathematics and Statistics courses without taking Hunter College pre-requisites. See the Mathematics and Statistics department for details.
The major must be declared in person with an Academic Adviser in Psychology. (Refer to http://hunter.cuny.edu/psychology 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.
II. Statistics and Experimental Psychology- 8 cr.
III. Content/track focus 21 credits
The psychology major is organized around three Content Areas and their corresponding Focus Areas.
The Content Areas are
- 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 (6 cr).
3. Two (2) electives at the 200 or 300 level - 6 cr
IV. Two Science course with Lab - 8 cr