Department of Psychology

Main Departmental Office
Terrill Hall, 351
P.O. Box 311280
Denton, TX 76203-1280
(940) 565-2671
Fax: (940) 565-4682
Web site: www/psyc.unt.edu

Undergraduate Advising Office
Terrill Hall, 350
(940) 565-2376

Ernest H. Harrell, Chair

Faculty

Professors Beyerlein, Clark, Critelli, Doster, Harrell, Hayslip, Johnson, Mahoney, Marshall, Rogers, Schneider, Sewell, Terrell, Watkins. Associate Professors Campbell, Guarnaccia, Jenkins, Kelly, Martin, Petrie, Toledo. Assistant Professors Bink, Cogan, Flint, Graves Oliver, Halfhill, Herbert, Huff, Kaminski, Lane, McConnell, Neumann, Ramos. Lecturers Cox, Lambert.

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, health psychology/behavioral medicine, 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 Introduction to Psychological Measurement (PSYC 3630) and Honors Thesis (PSYC 4950).

Programs of Study

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

Bachelor of Arts (html)
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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 course work, composed of the following 16-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610, 3650 and 4600; plus 18 additional hours of psychology course work selected with and approved by a faculty adviser. At least 18 hours of psychology course work must be taken at UNT.

3. Other Course Requirements: None.

4. Minor: Optional.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

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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 course work, composed of the following 22-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610, 3630, 3650, 4600 and 4950, plus 12 additional hours of psychology course work selected with a and approved by a faculty adviser. At least 18 hours of psychology course work must be taken at UNT.

3. Other Course Requirements: None.

4. Minor: Optional.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

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

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

Teacher certification requirements were under review by the State Board for Educator Certification at the time this catalog went to press. Contact your undergraduate adviser and the Department of Teacher Education and Administration for current information.

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].

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (Intermediate)** 3
MATH (above College Algebra, except 2090)** 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
PSYC 1630, General Psychology I (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
PSYC 3610, Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3
Humanities* 3
Physical Science** 4
Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSYC elective 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Laboratory Sciences** 4
Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSYC 4600, History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSYC elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective(advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
PSYC 1650, General Psychology II 3
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (Intermediate)** 3
Communication** 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, U. S. History since 1865* 3
PSYC 3650, Experimental Methods in Psychology 4
Literature** 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Wellness* (PSYC 2850, Health Psychology, recommended) 3
Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC Elective (advanced) 3
PSYC Elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC elective 3
PSYC elective 3
Elective (advanced) 2
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
Total 16
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS with a Major in Psychology (html)
BS with a Major in Psychology (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH (above College Algebra, except 2090)** 3
PSCI 1040, American Government 3
PSYC 1630, General Psychology I (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Sciencesrequirement*) 3
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States to 1865* 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
PSYC 3610, Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3
Humanities* 3
Physical Science** 4
Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSYC 3630, Introduction to Psychological Measurement 3
PSYC elective (advanced) 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Laboratory Science** 4
Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSYC 4600, History and Systems of Psychology 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
Total 17

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
PSYC 1650, General Psychology II 3
Communication** 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS


HIST 2620, U. S. Since 1865* 3
PSYC 3650, Experimental Methods in Psychology 4
Literature** 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Wellness* (PSYC 2850, Health Psychology, recommended) 3
Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC elective 3
PSYC elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC 4950, Honors Thesis 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 2
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 17
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a major of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.

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