Jan 20, 2020  
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate 
    
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate

Psychology Major


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The Psychology program of the Hamilton Holt School provides an overview of the diverse field of psychology along with opportunities for application and demonstration of important principles. The program supports learning objectives suggested by the American Psychological Association, thus preparing students to enter graduate programs in psychology as well as careers in research, counseling, and education.

Admission to the Psychology Major/Minor:

Students may not accrue more than 12 semester hours in psychology without declaring Psychology as a major or minor. Upon declaring Psychology as a major or minor, students must complete with a grade of “C-” or higher PSY 101 , PSY 301 , and PSY 304 . Although PSY 101  is a prerequisite for most Psychology courses, PSY 301  and PSY 304  may be taken concurrently with other courses. However, both PSY 301  and PSY 304  must be completed within the first two semesters of coursework following declaration of the major in Psychology. If a student receives a grade in any of these courses lower than a “C-,” the student must retake the course and pass it with a grade of “C-” or higher prior to enrolling in any other psychology course. Core courses may be repeated a maximum of one time to satisfy this requirement. If a student does not receive a grade of “C-” or higher on the second attempt, the student will not be permitted to continue in the major. Students will receive credit hours for one attempt only. In most cases, financial aid does not apply to repeated courses.

Requirements for the Major


Additional Required (3 Courses)


Select any three from the seven listed below. Courses not used as major options may be used as major electives.

Major Electives (6)


  • Six electives in Psychology, at least four at the 300/400 level.

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