Psychology Requirements

Psychology Major Requirements

39 credits in psychology, distributed as follows.

At least a B- from Hartwick is required in 110 or 111, and at least a C+ is required in 290 and 291 in order to progress in the major. Psyc 290 may not be repeated for the major. Psyc 290, 291, and all courses numbered 350 and higher must be taken within the department.

  • 110 Psychological Science I
  • 111 Psychological Science II
  • 290 Psychological Research Methods
  • 291 Experimental Statistics

Four (4) Core Courses, selected from:

  • 301 Developmental Psychology
  • 302 Clinical Psychology: Abnormal or 306 Personality
  • 303 Social Psychology
  • 304 Cognitive Psychology
  • 305 Biopsychology

Two (2) Research Courses, selected from the following:

  • 361 Research in Developmental Psychology or 362 Research in Clinical Psychology
  • 363 Research in Social Psychology
  • 364 Research in Cognitive Psychology
  • 366 Research in Learning
  • 350 Research in Special Topics

488 Senior Capstone or 490 Senior Thesis

3 additional credits in Psychology


The Psychology Major Course Sequencing Worksheet is designed to assist you and your psychology advisor map out the semesters you intend to take the courses that meet the psychology major requirements.

Grades for all courses taken in psychology are used to calculate the average in the major and the average for Departmental Distinction. Students will be awarded Departmental Distinction if they have met all of the following requirements: overall GPA of at least 3.0, psychology GPA of at least 3.5, at least an A- in Psyc 488 or 490, and a public presentation of research.


Psychology Minor Requirements

A department-approved program of 22 credits in psychology is required, distributed as follows.

  • 110 Psychological Science I
  • 111 Psychological Science II
  • 290 Psychological Research Methods
  • 291 Experimental Statistics
  • One Core Course (301-306)
  • One Research Course (361-366)
  • 3 additional credits in psychology
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