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Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 
Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]


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Requirements for Major

Students electing psychology as their major subject are required to take Psychology 101 (before declaring the major), and to have an overall grade of C or better in Psychology 101 and a minimum 2.000 GPA for all courses completed in this department. The 2.000 GPA for department courses must be maintained throughout the major. Students are also required to take at least 30 credits in psychology at the 200-level or higher including PSYC 305,306. PSYC 305 is a prerequisite to 306; students must obtain a grade of C- or better in these two courses. To ensure breadth, the major program must also include at least one 200-level course from each of the following three groups: (1) PSYC 210, 215 and 230; (2) PSYC 220, 221, and 222; and (3) PSYC 240, 250 and 260. In addition to these 6 core courses, the psychology major must include at least six credits of advanced course work in courses with numbers higher than 306. At least three of these six credits must be at the 400- or 500-level. (Research in Psychology, Directed Readings in Psychology, Internship, and PSYC 529 do not count towards the six credits of advanced course work).

Requirements for Minor

Students electing to minor in psychology are required to take a minimum of 16 credits at the 200 level or higher and must include at least three credits of course work at the 400 or 500 level (excluding internship, directed readings, research in psychology, and PSYC529). The minor’s program must also include PSYC 305 and 306 with minimum grades of C- in each. To declare a minor, a student must have successfully completed PSYC 305 by the end of the sixth semester. In addition, a student must have completed PSYC 101 or any 200-level PSYC course, and have an overall GPA of 2.000 for all courses completed in this department. The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 for all courses taken in this department.

Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology

Outstanding majors with an overall GPA of 3.400 may apply at the beginning of the sixth semester. The program includes a thesis (PSYC 497 or 498) and additional course requirements.

Additional Information

For more information about the major, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Gilmer Hall, P.O. Box 400400, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400; (434) 982-4750;

Course Descriptions

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