The Psychology undergraduate curriculum integrates several learning goals across each level of instruction in the program.
At the Introductory level (1001, 1002, 1003, 1004), goals include familiarity with the scientific grounding of the discipline (1001), basic statistics (1003) and scientific methods (1004), as well as information on how to prepare for a career in psychology or a related discipline (1002).
At the Foundations level (2000-level courses), students develop deeper knowledge of the fascinating content areas in the discipline, which are broadly organized in two groups: Developmental/Clinical/Social (DCS) and Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS). Students are required to choose at least two courses from each of these two general areas, and this ensures familiarity with the breadth of the discipline. These courses cover a wide range of topics from the functions of the neuron to the development of moral thought.
At the Advanced level (3000-level courses), students continue to develop critical thinking skills to dispassionately examine conflicting claims, analyze data, organize research papers, and become more proficient with the scientific process in a writing intensive course (3096). Students also are required to select four courses with the option of continuing to develop breadth or choosing to delve into greater depth in one area, such as clinical
At the 4000 level, Capstone courses are the only courses offered. These writing-intensive courses are designed to help students integrate their knowledge base, to refine their critical and writing skills, and to synthesize their knowledge of the discipline.