All majors are required to take a minimum of 36 credits of psychology course work. Students must earn grades of C or above in order for courses to count toward satisfying the requirements for the psychology major.
Students majoring in psychology also are encouraged to do course work in the areas of sociology, the philosophy of science, biology, and anthropology. Those planning to go to graduate school should obtain a solid background in mathematics, research methods, and experimental psychology.
Students anticipating application for admission to graduate programs in psychology should consult their faculty advisers in the department about the appropriate structuring of their undergraduate curriculum. This is advisable for both psychology and non-psychology majors.
The Honors Program is designed for the psychology major that is considering graduate-level training and wants additional exposure to the research process. Honors Program information can be found at: http://sciences.csuohio.edu/departments/psychology/ undergraduate/honors_program.htm. Application forms for the Honors Program can be located at CB 158. Students accepted into the program enroll in PSY 495H Honors Seminar as second semester juniors. During this time, students identify a faculty research mentor and propose their research. The research is conducted, and the Honors Project is completed while enrolled in PSY 497H Senior Honors Project, during each semester of the senior year.