Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Course Requirements

Note: The information below is only for Psychology majors who declared before August, 2011.

Students who declared a psychology major prior to August, 2011 had to choose one of three tracks of study: human services, natural sciences or social sciences. As of August, 2011, new psychology majors must choose the single track leading to the BS in Psychology (see the requirements here.) However, students who declared under the old 3-track system may stay in their current track (without doing anything) or may change to the new single track by visiting the Dean's office and informing them of the change.

Major requirements differ according to the track chosen.

Natural Sciences (12 psychology courses)

  • PSYC 101. General Psychology
  • PSYC 304. Statistics
  • PSYC 306. Research Methods
  • Two A-group courses
  • Two B-group courses
  • One laboratory course
  • One capstone course
  • Electives

Student are also required to take two math courses and four natural science courses. For more specific information, see Natural Sciences.

Social Sciences (12 psychology courses)

  • PSYC 101. General Psychology
  • PSYC 304. Statistics
  • PSYC 306. Research Methods
  • Two A-group courses
  • Two B-group courses
  • One laboratory course
  • One capstone course
  • Electives

Student are also required to take two math courses and three social science courses. For more specific information, see Social Sciences.

Human Services (12 psychology courses)

  • PSYC 101. General Psychology
  • PSYC 304. Statistics
  • PSYC 306. Research Methods
  • One A-group course
  • Two B-group courses
  • One laboratory course
  • One internship course
  • Three human services courses
  • Electives

Student are also required to take two math courses and three social science courses. For more specific information, see Human Services.

Note: Students are encouraged to take at least one required math course before taking PSYC 304. Statistics. Students also are encouraged to take the statistics course during their sophomore year; PSYC 304 must be completed before taking PSYC 306. Research Methods. Both of these courses must be completed before taking a laboratory or capstone course, including internship courses.