The psychology major seeks to assist students in developing a critical knowledge of psychology as a science and as a means to promote human welfare. These goals reflect the College’s mission and identity statements, which promote educating students for meaningful professional lives of service and a lifelong search for truth.
This concentration offers the greatest flexibility for students to select courses within the major to include the various sub-fields of psychology and also requires courses which will prepare students for advanced graduate training and future opportunities in psychology.
This concentration earns 45 credits if all courses for the concentration are taken at Edgewood College. PSY 285 , PSY 385 and PSY 485 (Topics in Psychology) may fulfill a requirement for one of the areas above if the topic falls within the subject matter for that area. This will be determined and announced by the Psychology Department.
For admission to the Psychology major, students must have at least a C in each of the following two courses: PSY 101 , BIO 151 (or equivalent). A student may only declare the psychology major after completion of the above two courses. For graduation, students must have a 2.5 average in all psychology major requirements. A course in which a student receives a grade below a “CD” will not be counted toward the major or minor. If a student repeats a course, the better grade will be counted toward the GPA for purposes of admission to the major, graduation and inclusion in the minor. Transfer course grades will be counted toward the GPA for purposes of admission to the major.