• PSYC.1010 General Psychology (3 credits)

One course in each of the following four sub-fields of Psychology (12 credits)

Developmental Psychology

  • PSYC.2600 Child & Adolescent Development

Individual Differences

  • PSYC.2320 Psychology of Personality; or
  • PSYC.2720 Abnormal Psychology

The Social Context

  • PSYC.2090 Social Psychology; or
  • PSYC.2550 Community Psychology

Basic Processes

  • PSYC.2730 Brain, Mind & Behavior; or
  • PSYC.2760 Theories of Learning; or
  • PSYC.2770 Sensation and Perception; or
  • PSYC.2780 Cognitive Psychology

Each of the following courses (9 credits)

  • PSYC.2690 Research I: Methods (Must earn grade of C or higher)
  • PSYC.3690 Research II: Statistics (Must earn grade of C or higher)
  • PSYC.3750 Research III: Laboratory

One Advanced Psychology Seminar (3 credits)

  • PSYC.4730 Seminar in Social Psychology
  • PSYC.4740 Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC.4750 Seminar in Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC.4770 Seminar in Contemporary Trends
  • PSYC.4780 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology

One 4000-level or above Psychology elective (3 credits)

Two 3000 or higher level Psychology electives (6 credits)

Students have the option of taking up to six additional Psychology courses (0-18 credits)

View the complete Degree Pathway.

Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes in the major are met as follows:

  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) is met by taking PSYC.2090 or PSYC.2550
  • Information Literacy (IL) is met by taking PSYC.2690
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) is met by taking PSYC.47xx
  • Written and Oral Communication (emphasizing Writing in the Discipline) (WOC) is met by taking PSYC.47xx
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (CTPS) is met by taking PSYC.3750
  • Applied and Integrative Learning (AIL) is met by taking PSYC.3750
  • Quantitative Literacy (QL) is met by taking PSYC.3690

Students in the Psychology major are required to satisfy the language requirement of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences by choosing between two tracks: World Languages (up to 12 credits) or World Ready (15 credits).

Psychology cumulative grade point average must be a minimum of 2.20 in order to graduate.

Students transferring to the university and wishing to major in Psychology need to contact the chair of the department regarding satisfaction of major requirements. In addition, students wishing to change their major from another college or department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell must have a minimum of 2.20 cumulative average.

For more information visit the Psychology Department website or contact us.