Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Psychology Capstone Courses

A capstone is the top and last stone to be placed in a structure, like in an arch. A capstone course is a course that allows students to apply many aspects of the major in one experience. Senior psychology majors can choose from a variety of “capstone” experiences that fulfill major requirements. These include additional laboratory courses, honors research, independent research with faculty supervision and internship courses. The Chicago Metropolitan area provides many opportunities for students to integrate classroom learning with real-world activities, and the internship experience can give students a jump on a career in a psychology-related field.

The capstone experience should take place after the student has completed PSYC 304. Statistics and PSYC 306 Research Methods.  Courses that fulfill the capstone requirement are:

Laboratory Course

  • PSYC 310. Lab in Program Evaluation
  • PSYC 311. Lab in Psychobiology
  • PSYC 314. Lab in Experimental Psychology: Cognition
  • PSYC 315. Lab in Tests & Measurements
  • PSYC 316. Lab in Experimental Psychology: Sensation & Perception
  • PSYC 318. Lab in Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 321. Lab in Social Psychology
  • PSYC 325. Lab in Experimental Personality
  • NEUR 301 or 302 count for neuroscience minors

Supervised Research

Internship Course