Department of Psychology

Main Departmental Office

Terrill Hall, 351

P.O. Box 311280

Denton, TX 76203-1280

(940) 565-2671

Fax: (940) 565-4682

Undergraduate Advising Office

Terrill Hall, 350

(940) 565-2376

Ernest H. Harrell, Chair

Faculty

Professors Clark, Critelli, Doster, Harrell, Hayslip, Johnson, Kennelly, Mahoney, Marshall, Rogers, Schneider, Terrell, Watkins. Associate Professors Beyerlein, Campbell, Guarnaccia, Jenkins, Kelly, Martin, Petrie, Sewell, Toledo. Assistant Professors Cogan, Flint, Herbert, Lane, Neumann, Ramos, Reed, Yuan. Lecturers Cox, Lambert. Temporary Assistant Professor McConnell.

Introduction

The Department of Psychology offers training for individuals interested in combining a major in psychology with a variety of career areas. Careful selection of courses required to complete a major in psychology along with an accompanying 18-hour minor from another field provide the following possibilities: (1) graduate training in such specialty areas of psychology as experimental, clinical, counseling, industrial/organizational, school, quantitative, physiological; (2) application to dental, medical, and law schools; or (3) entry-level employment in such fields as advertising, gerontology, child development/child care, computer science, criminal justice, marketing, recreation, rehabilitation, social work and technical writing. Other areas also are available upon consultation with an adviser.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology is primarily for those students planning to enter a graduate program in psychology leading to a PhD degree. It requires the completion of PSYC 4950, Honors Thesis.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Psychology

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: At least 34 hours of psychology coursework, composed of the following 16-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610, 3650 and 4600; plus 18 additional hours of psychology coursework selected with and approved by a faculty adviser.

3. Electives: See four-year plan.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Psychology

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: At least 34 hours of psychology coursework, composed of the following 22-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610,3630, 3650, 4600 and 4950, plus 12 additional hours of psychology coursework selected with a and approved by a faculty adviser.

3. Other Requirements: A 3.5 GPA in psychology course work and a 3.0 GPA in all course work.

4. Electives: See four-year plan.

Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology requires 18 semester hours, including 6 advanced hours. Some fields may require more than the minimum 18 hours to provide adequate background for employment.

Faculty advisers are available to assist students who minor in psychology.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach psychology in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Option 2 First Teaching Field in Psychology (34 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently for BA or BS: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610, 3650, 4600; plus 18 hours (including at least 2 advanced hours) PSYC which must be approved by department (BS degree students must complete PSYC 3630 and 4950 as part of the 18 approved hours, and maintain a 3.5 GPA in psychology courses and a 3.0 GPA overall).

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in Psychology (24 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: PSYC 1630, 1650; plus 18 hours of PSYC including 12 advanced.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. For further information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

The doctoral program in counseling and clinical psychology has been approved by the American Psychological Association [Committee on Accreditation, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 2002-4242; (202) 336-5979]. The doctoral program in health psychology/behavioral medicine has been approved by the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology [1010 Vermont Avenue, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005-4907; (202) 393-7073].

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Major in Psychology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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Major in Psychology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BS with a Major in Psychology-PDF

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