Aug 14, 2022  
Undergraduate Record 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Record 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Psychology


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Prerequisites for Declaring the Major


Students must have a minimum 2.000 GPA for all psychology courses taken and have earned at least a C in each of the following four courses (in any order, including concurrently):

Requirements for Major


Students must complete 34 credits at the 2000-level or higher, distributed as follows:

Fundamentals (4 courses, 12 credits)

At least one course from each of these four pillars (Additional courses may sometimes be designated for a given Pillar)

Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 courses, 10 credits)

Advanced Topics and Electives (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • One course (3 credits) may be at the 2000-level (beyond the 12 credits required in Fundamentals)
  • At least three courses at 3000-level or higher, including at least one course at 4000-level or higher
  • PSYC 3590 - Research in Psychology , may be counted for one of these four electives (3 credits)
  • Do not count as Advanced Topics: PSYC 3006, PSYC RM Topics*, Directed Readings in Psychology, PSYC Internship, and DMP Seminars and Thesis courses.

    *If PSYC RM Topics has already been satisfied, students may count a second RM Topic course as one of the Advanced Topics and Electives courses.

Grade Standards

  • A grade of C or better is required in all Psychology classes that count toward the major.
  • A 2.000 GPA in all Psychology classes is required to complete the major.
  • Students receiving grades of “C minus” or lower in three psychology courses and who have less than a 2.0 GPA in all psychology classes will not be permitted to continue in the major.

Prerequisites for Declaring the Minor


Students must have a minimum 2.000 GPA for all psychology courses taken and have earned at least a C in each of the following three courses (in any order, including concurrently):

Requirements for Minor


Students must complete 18 credits at the 2000-level or higher, distributed as follows:

Grade Standards

  • A grade of C or better is required in all Psychology classes that count toward the minor.
  • A 2.000 GPA in all Psychology classes is required to complete the minor.
  • Students receiving grades of “C minus” or lower in three psychology courses and who have less than a 2.0 GPA in all psychology classes will not be permitted to continue in the minor.

Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology


Outstanding majors with the following qualifications may apply prior to the beginning of the seventh semester:

Students lacking either of the first two criteria may submit a petition to the DMP Admission Committee Chair (the Director of Undergraduate Studies) explaining why admission should still be considered.

The program includes a total of eight credits (though they do not count toward the 34 required for the major) comprised by research culminating in a thesis (PSYC 4970  and PSYC 4980 , six credits) and a one-credit seminar (PSYC 3870 ) for two semesters.

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; www.virginia.edu/psychology.

Course Descriptions


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