What does it take to major in Psychology at LaGrange College?
A little motivation and 37 semester hours (12 courses) in the Psychology Department,
not including the introductory course (PSYC 1101). Twenty-five of these hours come
from the categories below.
Methods (both required—See Note 2 below.)
PSYC 2298 Behavioral Studies
PSYC 2299 Research Methods
Experimental Content (Select Two):
Behavioral Analysis and its Applications
Social/Personality/Development Content (Select Three — See Note 2 Below):
Human Growth and Development or PSYC 3358 Psychology of Aging
Psychology of Personality
Advanced Special Topics
(required—See Note 4 below.)
Advanced Special Topics –
An additional 12 hours of major courses will be selected by the student. A student
may select any 3000- or 4000-level Psychology course beyond those counted in the
required areas. A maximum of two (2) of the following courses—ANTH 2000, SOCI 2500,
BIOL 2148, BIOL 3373, BIOL 3374, and BIOL 3384—may be applied toward the major
with the approval of the advisor.
PSYC 1101, Introduction to Psychology, is the prerequisite or co-requisite to
all 2000- level and above Psychology courses. Some courses also have additional
Since this department views psychology as a research-based discipline, these courses
provide the foundation for much of the upper-level coursework. It is strongly recommended
that the student complete PSYC 2298 and PSYC 2299 as soon as possible after beginning
Students may take either PSYC 3302 or PSYC 3358—but not both—in order to satisfy
this requirement. If a student takes both, then one (1) course counts toward the
12 hours of major electives.
PSYC 4480 will be offered once per year during the Interim term and will involve
advanced study of a specialized topic. Topics will vary from year to year.