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Overview of Specializations

Psychology Major & Specializations

All students must take 4 Methods Sequence (formerly known as “Core”) courses, 3 foundation courses, 3 specialized courses, 1 senior experience, and 1 Psychology Elective Requirement (formerly known as “Option”) course. Students may choose, starting their sophomore year, from among six OPTIONAL specializations:

*The Psychology Dept. continues to accept Specialization forms online. Please follow these steps:

1. Download, complete (all but the advisor’s signature), and send the Specialization Declaration / Change form.

2. If approved, your form will be emailed to Records and Registration. If you indicated on the form that you would like a new advisor you will be assigned to them in PAWS if there is availability in their advisee roster.  

Students will be held to the requirements at the time of entry into specialization (for example, if the requirements change after you’ve entered the specialization you will be held to the original requirements).