General Major in Psychology

​Psychology Major - General

B.A.; B.S. degrees
This is a flexible major which you can consider regardless of your post-graduation plans including graduate school. This major requires that you to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of PSY courses.

Required Courses I (9 hours)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
PSY 285 Research Methods 3 credit hours
PSY 385 Applications of Research Methods 3 credit hours

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
PSY 211 Introduction to Psychological Statistics 3 credit hours
BIO500 Biological Statistics 3 credit hours
HSC 544 Biostatistics 3 credit hours


Total: 30 semester hours

Note: You must earn a grade of "C" or better in PSY 211 to enroll in PSY 285, and earn a "C" or better in PSY 285 and have completed ENG 201 to enroll in PSY 385. Consult individual course descriptions for prerequisites for other courses.  The balance of the courses on this major should be decided by you and your psychology advisor, working together.  Though not required, most students take more than 30 semester hours of PSY courses, but the department encourages you to take courses from a variety of disciplines. You must complete a minimum of 15 hours of psychology course work at CMU.


Credit restrictions: Only PSY 100 may be taken on a CR/NC basis. No more than 9 hours may be counted from the following courses with unspecified content: PSY 200, 400, 496, 497, 498, 500, 501, 502. Further, not more than 3 hours may be counted from any one unspecified content course.


For specific course descriptions view the on-line University Bulletin. ​