psychology

Division of Behavioral Sciences
Leonard Decker, Ph.D., Chair
 
Requirements for the major in Psychology (B.A. or B.S.):
Students seeking to add psychology as a second major to an existing major may substitute the two course statistics and research methods sequence from their first major for L.PSY-211 and L.PSY-212. A 2.00 GPA in psychology courses completed at Loras College is required for a major. All psychology majors are also required to take a comprehensive examination in psychology during the semester in which they enroll in L.PSY-490.
 
Students need permission of the chair of the Division of Behavioral Sciences to take L.PSY-211,
212, or 490 at another institution. Majors pursuing a semester away from Loras College (e.g. study abroad) may schedule this semester any time from the second semester of the sophomore year to the first semester of the senior year; these students should consult with a psychology advisor to adjust their schedules accordingly.
 
Prospective Psychology majors will need to have completed L.PSY-101 and their –FM math requirement with a C- or better before they would be accepted into the program. To maintain adequate progress toward a psychology major and to prepare for the psychology comprehensive, we strongly recommend that prospective psychology majors do the following: Take L.PSY-101 during the first year; L.PSY-211 and 212 in their second year and no later than the junior year; L.PSY-331 during the junior year; and L.PSY-490 during either the junior or senior year. Career plans for psychology majors may include graduate school, business and industry (a business minor is strongly recommended), medical school, law school, teaching, or semiprofessional positions in a psychological setting or closely related fields. Others major in psychology for their personal growth and development. Students majoring in psychology are strongly urged to consult a psychology advisor for suggested courses and relevant electives.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
2   L.PSY-211: Research Design I 4
3   L.PSY-212: Research Design II 4
4   L.PSY-331: Physiological Psychology 3
5   L.PSY-490: Senior Seminar & Portfolio-PJ 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.PSY-231: Sensation and Perception 3
6   L.PSY-332: Learning and Cognition 3
6   L.PSY-333: Motivation and Emotion 3
Select two from Req 7
7   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
7   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
7   L.PSY-244: Social Psychology 3
7   L.PSY-225: Personality-AI 3
8   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
9   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
10   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
35 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Psychology:
Students are recommended to take L.PSY-101 before taking any other psychology courses.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
Select one from Req 2
2   L.PSY-231: Sensation and Perception 3
2   L.PSY-331: Physiological Psychology 3
2   L.PSY-332: Learning and Cognition 3
2   L.PSY-333: Motivation and Emotion 3
Select one from Req 3
3   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
3   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
3   L.PSY-244: Social Psychology 3
3   L.PSY-225: Personality-AI 3
4   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
5   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
6   Elective: Additional L.PSY elective 3
18 total required credits
 
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