Areas of Study

Psychology

We offer the bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees in psychology. The psychology major covers the breadth of modern psychology and requires you to study and master the literature and methods of the field. Courses emphasize fundamental knowledge, techniques of psychological science, practical applications and theory.

By studying psychology at Christopher Newport, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in field experiences, seminars, individual faculty-mentored research opportunities and team research projects.

Core

  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • PSYC 201 - Investigating the Biological Bases of Behavior and Cognition
  • PSYC 202 - Investigating the Social Context of Behavior and Cognition
  • PSYC 300 - Statistical Applications in Social Science Research
  • PSYC 301W/301L - Research Methods in Psychological Science and Laboratory
  • PSYC 306 - History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 490W - Senior Seminar

Electives

  • Select two 300-level courses
  • Select two 400-level courses with corequisite labs
  • Select one at the 300- or 400- level
    • PSYC 303 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • PSYC 304 - Social Psychology
    • PSYC 304 - Social Psychology [same as SOCL 306]
    • PSYC 305 - Psychology of Learning
    • PSYC 309 - Adolescent Development
    • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
    • PSYC 313 - Human Relations in Organizations
    • PSYC 314 - Psychology of Personality
    • PSYC 315 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
    • PSYC 316 - Brain and Cognition [same as NEUR 316]
    • PSYC 320 - Psychology of Gender
    • PSYC 327 - Theories and Principles of Child Development
    • PSYC 333 - Personnel Psychology
    • PSYC 340 - Adult Development and Aging
    • PSYC 347 - Psychology Seminar Abroad
    • PSYC 350 - Forensic Psychology
    • PSYC 360 - Evolutionary Psychology
    • PSYC 395 - Special Topics
    • PSYC 404/404L - Biopsychology and Laboratory
    • PSYC 405/405L - Psychology of Motivation and Emotion and Laboratory
    • PSYC 406/406L - Psychology of Sensation and Perception and Laboratory
    • PSYC 408/408L - Psychopharmacology and Laboratory
    • PSYC 409/409L - Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology and Laboratory
    • PSYC 410/410L - Psychological Tests and Measurements and Laboratory
    • PSYC 415/415L - Comparative Psychology
    • PSYC 420 - Human Sexuality
    • PSYC 423 - Organizational Psychology: The Social Psychology of Work
    • PSYC 428/428L - Cognitive Development and Laboratory
    • PSYC 430/430L - Social Development and Laboratory
    • PSYC 431/431L - Psychology of Architecture and Industrial Design and Studio-Lab and Fieldwork
    • PSYC 444/444L - The Psychology of Creative and Critical Thinking and Laboratory
    • PSYC 451/451L - Advanced Statistics and Multivariate Analysis and Laboratory
    • PSYC 491 - Practicum in Psychology
    • PSYC 492 - Directed Research in Psychology
    • PSYC 495 - Special Topics
    • PSYC 499 - Independent Study in Psychology

Core

  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • PSYC 201 - Investigating the Biological Bases of Behavior and Cognition
  • PSYC 202 - Investigating the Social Context of Behavior and Cognition
  • PSYC 300 - Statistical Applications in Social Science Research
  • PSYC 301W/301L - Research Methods in Psychological Science and Laboratory
  • PSYC 306 - History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 490W - Senior Seminar

Bachelor of Science Requirements

  • One sequence from the following list
    • BIOL 107, 108, 109L - General Biology and Laboratory
    • BIOL 211/211L, 212/212L - Principles of Biology I & II and Laboratory
    • BIOL 211/211L, 213/213L - Principles of Biology I & II and Laboratory
    • CHEM 103/103L, 104/104L - Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory
    • CHEM 121/121L, 122/122L - General Chemistry and Laboratory
    • PHYS 151/151L, 152/152L - Intermediate Physics and Laboratory
    • PHYS 201/201L, 202/202L - General Physics and Laboratory

Electives

  • Selection of two additional 300-level courses
  • Selection of two additional 400-level courses with corequisite labs
  • One PSYC 3 credit elective at the 300- or 400- level

  • PSYC 303 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 304 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC 304 - Social Psychology [same as SOCL 306]
  • PSYC 305 - Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 309 - Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 313 - Human Relations in Organizations
  • PSYC 314 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 315 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
  • PSYC 316 - Brain and Cognition [same as NEUR 316]
  • PSYC 320 - Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 327 - Theories and Principles of Child Development
  • PSYC 333 - Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 340 - Adult Development and Aging
  • PSYC 347 - Psychology Seminar Abroad
  • PSYC 350 - Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 360 - Evolutionary Psychology
  • PSYC 395 - Special Topics
  • PSYC 403 - Training in Organizations
  • PSYC 404/404L - Biopsychology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 405/405L - Psychology of Motivation and Emotion and Laboratory
  • PSYC 406/406L - Psychology of Sensation and Perception and Laboratory
  • PSYC 408/408L - Psychopharmacology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 409/409L - Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 410/410L - Psychological Tests and Measurements and Laboratory
  • PSYC 415/415L - Comparative Psychology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 420 - Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 423 - Organizational Psychology: The Social Psychology of Work
  • PSYC 428/428L - Cognitive Development and Laboratory
  • PSYC 430/430L - Social Development and Laboratory
  • PSYC 431/431L - Psychology of Architecture and Industrial Design and Studio-Lab and Fieldwork
  • PSYC 444/444L - The Psychology of Creative and Critical Thinking and Laboratory
  • PSYC 451/451L - Advanced Statistics and Multivariate Analysis and Laboratory
  • PSYC 491 - Practicum in Psychology
  • PSYC 492 - Directed Research in Psychology
  • PSYC 495 - Special Topics
  • PSYC 499 - Independent Study in Psychology

Core (3 credits)

  • IDST 210 - A Study in Childhood: History, Literature and Education

Electives (15 credits)

  • COMM 311 - Family Communication
  • ENGL 315 - Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 316 - Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 416 - Advanced Studies in Children’s and Adolescent Literature
  • ENGL 452W - Writing for Children: Second World Fantasy
  • ENGL 453 - Writing for Children: Picture Books
  • PSYC 207 - Life-Span Development
  • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 309 - Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 327 - Theories and Principles of Child Development
  • PSYC 428 - Cognitive Development
  • SOCL 303 - The Family in Transition
  • SOCL 304 - Socialization and Society
  • SOCL 314 - Education, Culture and Society
  • SOWK 210 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

Core (6 credits)

  • PSYC 201 - Investigating the Biological Bases of Behavior and Cognition
  • PSYC 202 - Investigating the Social Context of Behavior and Cognition

Electives (9 credits)

Nine of the remaining 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

  • PSYC 300 - Statistical Applications in Social Science Research
  • PSYC 301W/301L - Research Methods in Psychological Science and Laboratory
  • PSYC 303 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 304 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC 304 - Social Psychology [same as SOCL 306]
  • PSYC 305 - Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 306 - History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 309 - Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 313 - Human Relations in Organizations
  • PSYC 314 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 315 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
  • PSYC 316 - Brain and Cognition [same as NEUR 316]
  • PSYC 320 - Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 327 - Theories and Principles of Child Development
  • PSYC 333 - Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 340 - Adult Development and Aging
  • PSYC 347 - Psychology Seminar Abroad
  • PSYC 350 - Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 360 - Evolutionary Psychology
  • PSYC 395 - Special Topics
  • PSYC 404/404L - Biopsychology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 405/405L - Psychology of Motivation and Emotion and Laboratory
  • PSYC 406/406L - Psychology of Sensation and Perception and Laboratory
  • PSYC 408/408L - Psychopharmacology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 409/409L - Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 410/410L - Psychological Tests and Measurements and Laboratory
  • PSYC 415/415L - Comparative Psychology and Laboratory
  • PSYC 420 - Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 423 - Organizational Psychology: The Social Psychology of Work
  • PSYC 428/428L - Cognitive Development and Laboratory
  • PSYC 430/430L - Social Development and Laboratory
  • PSYC 431/431L - Psychology of Architecture and Industrial Design and Studio-Lab and Fieldwork
  • PSYC 444/444L - The Psychology of Creative and Critical Thinking and Laboratory
  • PSYC 451/451L - Advanced Statistics and Multivariate Analysis and Laboratory
  • PSYC 490W - Senior Seminar
  • PSYC 491 - Practicum in Psychology
  • PSYC 492 - Directed Research in Psychology
  • PSYC 495 - Special Topics
  • PSYC 499 - Independent Study in Psychology


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