Psychology Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
  Credits
CAS Core Requirements 42-43
PSY Majors must take PSY 250 as one of their SGA courses  
PSY Majors must take EXP courses outside of the Psychology Department for their Core requirement  
PSY Majors are encouraged to take MAT 120 or MAT 150 as their Math core  
  Credits
Psychology Program Required Courses  
PSY 105 - Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 225 - Psychology Statistics 3
PSY 285 - Research Methods 3
PSY 300 - Psychology Internship I 3
PSY 405 - Special Topics Seminar 3
PSY 205 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 255 - Social Psychology 3
PSY 350 - Theories of Personality 3
PSY 365 - Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 380 - Learning/Conditioning and Behavior Modification or 
PSY 382 - Animal Learning and Behavior
3
PSY 383 - Memory and Cognition 3
3 open PSY or NEU electives (at the 200 level or higher)
These courses might include options such as PSY 212, PSY 215, PSY 226, PSY 235, PSY 236, PSY 252, PSY 275, PSY 295, PSY 310, PSY 335, PSY 340, PSY 345, PSY 360, PSY 362, PSY 370, PSY 400, PSY 410, NEU 210, NEU 310, NEU 320
9
Program Minimum Required Total Credits 42
Open Elective Courses (needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits  120
  Credits

 

 

Psychology with MHRT/C Track*  - Program Required Courses

Students who major in Psychology may choose to take the three courses below as part of either their general electives or as upper division psychology electives to fulfil the requirements for MHRT/C Certification upon graduation.  All other MHRT/C requirements are met within the psychology major curriculum.

 
   
   
   
PSY 236 - Mental Health and Society 3

 

 
   
   
   
   
PSY 410 - Theoris of Clinical/Counseling Psychology or
     PSY 295 - Listening/Communication Skills
3
SOC 240 - Race, Class and Gender 3
   
 Program Minimum Required Total Credits 42
 Open Elective Courses (needed to reach 120 credits) variable
 Minimum Required Total Credits 120

*For complete details about MHRT/Community Certification see the Psychology Department webpage.

 The department offers Psychology majors the opportunity to select all of the EDU secondary education certification courses (listed below) as their open electives in order to become middle school or high school psychology teachers (grades 7-12). While providing a solid foundation in Psychology, this program includes extensive coursework in education, which, when combined with the secondary teaching internship, will meet the standards for State of Maine teacher certification upon completion of the degree program. This program is approved by the State of Maine Board of Education.

  Credits
Education Courses  
EDU 105 - Culture of Schools 3
EDU 133 - American Education 3
EDU 202 - Curriculum Theory and Design 3
EDU 220 - Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
EDU 330 - Educational Psychology and Classroom Management 3
EDU 346 - Technology in the Secondary Classroom
                 (Part of Internship Semester)
1
EDU 430 - Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDU 436 - Methods of Teaching Secondary English/Language Arts 3
EDU 486 - Secondary Education Practicum 3-4
EDU 492 - Secondary Internship 15
   
Education Total Number of Credits 40-41