Minimum credit hours required for major: 36
Minimum credit hours required for minor: 19. Within the basic framework for the Psychology minor, a student may design a program of study that complements his or her major.
Advising: For advising on program requirements or what psychology classes to take, trained advisers are available in the department office. Additionally, for career-related advising, each psychology major is encouraged to develop a relationship with at least one full-time faculty member. To learn about available times for advisers and full-time faculty, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the department office at (216) 687-2544 or visit the department office in CB 158.
Student Organizations: Psi Chi (a national psychology scholastic honorary society); Psychology Club.
Psychology is concerned with explaining, predicting, and describing the thoughts, emotions, and actions of humans and animals. An undergraduate psychology major is an appropriate preparation for a wide variety of careers in which an understanding of mind and behavior would be of value. Some students who complete a psychology major pursue advanced study in psychology or in such professional disciplines as law and medicine; others find employment in human services and business settings.
In the CSU Psychology Department, approximately 18 full time faculty members have active research programs in areas that range from consumer behavior to psychopathology and from successful aging to workplace dynamics. Information about and contact information for faculty members can be found on the department website, http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences dept/psychology/. Faculty members are willing to talk about opportunities for participation in their research programs with interested and suitably prepared undergraduates.
Independent study opportunities (PSY 396 ) may be arranged by a student in consultation with a faculty member.
It is possible to complete the requirements of the psychology major by taking courses only in the evening (i.e., that have class meetings that begin at 4 p.m. or later). Although not all courses are offered with evening class meetings, all required courses are offered, and at least one course from each core group is offered each year.
An Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Student award is presented annually.
Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions:
A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.
General Education Requirements:
All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.