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 Clark, Critelli, Hayslip, Kennelly, Mahoney, Marshall, Rogers, Schneider, Terrell, Watkins. Associate Professors Baker, Beyerlein, Campbell, Doster, Guarnaccia, Harrell, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Martin, Petrie, Sewell, Toledo. Assistant Professors Cogan, Flint, Lane, Neumann, Ramos, Reed, Silverthorn, 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, such as advertising, aging, child development, computer science, criminal justice, general business, health, library science, marketing, journalism, personnel, pre-law, premedical and dental, public relations, rehabilitation, social work, special education and technical writing. Other areas also are available upon consultation with an adviser.

Programs of Study

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

Bachelor of Arts

The department offers courses for students majoring in psychology and other fields. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 128 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

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. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in Psychology pdf

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, Grammar and Composition 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

PSYC 1630, General Psychology I14 3

CSCI1, 16 3

Wellness11 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States to 186512 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)3, 16 3

PSYC 3610, Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 16

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, Composition and Rhetoric6 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus4, 5 5

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

PSYC 1650, General Psychology II 3

Oral Communication2, 16 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States Since 186512 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)3, 16 3

PSYC 3650, Experimental Methods in Psychology 4

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

PSYC 4600, History and Systems of Psychology 3

PSYC (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSCI (advanced)59 3

PSCI (advanced)59 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC (advanced) 3

PSYC (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC (advanced) 3

Elective16 3

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)16 2

Elective 4

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Psychology (28 advanced): 34

Minor or Electives (6 hours advanced): 18

*Core:

English 12

American History 6

Political Science 6

Laboratory Science 12

Mathematics 5

Wellness 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Economics 3

Oral Presentation Competency 0-3

Computer Science Competency 0-3

Foreign Language: 6

Electives: 9-15

* The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

Note:

18 hours of psychology must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

9 hours of free electives must be advanced.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Psychology

Students majoring in psychology must complete at least 34 hours of psychology, composed of the following 16-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610, 3650 and 4600; plus 18 additional hours of psychology selected with and approved by a faculty adviser.

Careful selection of these 18 hours and an accompanying 18-hour minor provides many major/minor combination possibilities directed toward preparation for (1) graduate training in the traditional psychology specialty areas, such as experimental, clinical, counseling, industrial, physiological, quantitative and school psychology; (2) application to dental, medical and law school; or (3) entry-level employment in such fields as accounting, advertising, aging, child development (nursery school), computer science, criminal justice, marketing, personnel, public relations, recreation, rehabilitation, social work, speech communication and technical writing.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 128 hours, 42 of which must be advanced, a 3.5 GPA in psychology course work, a 3.0 GPA in all course work, the completion of a senior honors thesis and a course in psychological measurement, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

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. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BS with a Major in Psychology pdf

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

PSYC 1630, General Psychology I14 3

CSCI1, 16 3

Wellness11 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)3, 16 3

PSYC 3610, Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

PSYC 3630, Introduction to Psychological Measurement 3

PSYC (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSYC (advanced) 3

PSYC (advanced) 3

Elective16 3

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values19 3

Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus4, 5 5

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

PSYC 1650, General Psychology II 3

Oral Communication2, 16 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)3, 16 3

PSYC 3650, Experimental Methods in Psychology 4

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC 4600, History and Systems of Psychology 3

PSYC (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSYC 4950, Senior Honors Thesis 3

Elective16 3

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)16 2

Elective 4

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Psychology (28 advanced, including PSYC 3630 and 4950): 34

Minor or Electives

(minimum of 6 hours advanced): 18

*Core:

English 12

American History 6

Political Science 6

Laboratory Science 12

Mathematics 5

Wellness 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Economics 3

Oral Presentation Competency: 3

Computer Science Competency: 3

Foreign Language: 6

Electives: 9-15

* The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

Note:

18 hours of psychology must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

9 hours of free electives must be advanced.

Supplemental Information for BS with a Major in Psychology

Students majoring in psychology must complete at least 34 hours of psychology, composed of the following 16-hour core: PSYC 1630, 1650, 3610, 3650 and 4600. Additionally, BS students with a major in psychology must take PSYC 3630 and 4950 and maintain a 3.5 GPA in psychology courses and a 3.0 GPA overall. The BS with a major in psychology is primarily for those students planning to enter a graduate program in psychology leading to a PhD degree.

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 complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education section.

Graduate Degrees

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

The doctoral programs in counseling and clinical psychology have been approved by the American Psychological Association. The doctoral program in health psychology/behavioral medicine has been approved by the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology.

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.

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