Psychology Department


Psychology Department

Delaware Hall Room 221
302-857-6660
Fax: 302-857-6661

Chairperson: Dr. Amy A. ROGERS
Associate Professor: CATTS, ROGERS
Assistant Professor: BANERJEE, FRIEL, RICH, SCOTT-JONES

The objectives of the Department of Psychology are to lay broad foundations for graduate studies and for entry‑level positions in the human services and other fields of employment, to provide students from other departments with fundamentals of human behavior, and to contribute to the science of psychology through the conduct of basic and applied research.

Psychology Major

All students who select Psychology as a major must complete the general education requirements (see General Education Program) consisting of fifty (50) credit hours. In addition, the following courses are required:

Psychology Department

  • University Seminar (36-191/192)
  • Introduction to General Psychology (36-201)
  • Scientific Method (36-207)
  • Developmental Psychology (36-316)
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (36-325)
  • Experimental Psychology (36-400)
  • Psychology of Learning (36-413)
  • Social Psychology (36-416)
  • History and Systems (36-422)
  • Senior Research Seminar (36-425)
  • Twelve (12) credit hours of Psychology electives

A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these Psychology courses.

Other Departments

  • Critical Thinking (03-101)
  • Applying Computers (20-101)
  • Human Biology (23-103)
  • Introduction to Sociology (37-101)
  • Technical and Scientific Writing and Editing (55-408)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (03-201)

A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these courses.

Finally, students will complete twenty-two (22) credit hours of "free" electives.

In all, 120 total credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Psychology Minor

For a minor in psychology, eighteen (18) hours distributed as follows are required:

  • Introduction to General Psychology (36-201)
  • Scientific Method (36-207)
  • Developmental Psychology (36-316)
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (36-325)
  • Social Psychology (36-416)
  • Experimental Psychology (36-400) OR Psychology of Learning (36-413)

A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these Psychology courses.

Psychology Student Handbook