REAL Curriculum Requirements for Psychology Majors

Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing Requirement
    ENGL 111. Principles of College Composition. (3 hrs - General Education Course).

Foundational Math Requirement
    MATH 100 or 125 recommended. Principles of College Composition. (3 hrs - General Education Course).

Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Course Requirements (6 credits)
    Recommended for Psychology Majors: ENGL 112. Principles of College Composition. (3 hrs - WI - General Education Course).
        -Recommended in Freshman or Sophomore Year
    Required for Psychology Major: PSYC 491. Topical Research in Psychology. (3 hrs - WI).

Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Requirement (3 Credits)
    This requirement can be met by completing three hours of course work in courses designated as PPD.

REAL Area Requirements

Area R - Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning
    This area is satisfied by completion of the Psychology Major.

Area A - Cultural or Behavioral Analysis
    This area is satisfied by completion of the Psychology Major.

Area E - Cultural or Behavioral Analysis
    Psychology Majors can complete Area E with a variety of Majors or Minors. See list below.
    Students can also create their own "Custom" REAL Studies Minor in Cultural and Behavioral Analysis, by takeing 15 hours of course work designated as E, with at least 3 hours at the 300 or 400 level. Courses must come from at least two different prefixes (e.g., ENGL and PHRE).

Area L - Applied Learning
    Psychology Majors can complete Area L with a variety of Majors or Minors. See list below.
    Students can also create their own "Custom" REAL Studies Minor in Applied Learning, by takeing 15 hours of course work designated as E, with at least 3 hours at the 300 or 400 level. Courses must come from at least two different prefixes (e.g., DANC and MGMT).

General Education Designated Course Requirements (30 hours Required)

Prior to graduation, students will need to complete at least 30 hours of courses that have been designated as General Education (GE) courses in the Undergraduate Catalog. These courses are typically (though not always) 100 or 200 level courses. The 30 hr GE requirement can be completed inside or outside of the REAL requirements listed above. 

Psychology majors will likely complete 18 of the 30 hours when they take the following courses:
    ENGL 111 (3 hrs)
    ENGL 112 (3 hrs)
    MATH 100, 121, or 125 (3 hrs)
    STAT 200 (3 hrs)
    PSYC 121 (3 hrs)
    PSYC 230 or 317 (3 hrs)

The remaining 12 GE Credit hour will be completed by courses that are either part of other degree programs [major or minor(s)] that may fulfill remaining REAL Areas (E and L) or by courses taken as General Electives (not part of any degree program, but needed to get to 120 credit hours).

List of Potential E and L Majors and Minors

Area E (Humanistic or Artistic Expression)

Common Minors for Psychology Majors Covering E

History Minor (A, E)
Professional Writing Minor (E)
Literature and Expression Minor (E)
Creative Writing Minor (E)
Philosophy Minor (E)
Ethics Minor (E)
Religious Studies Minor (E)
Leadership Minor (E, L)
International Studies Minor (E, A)
Health Humanities Minor (E) – Includes psychology courses
Cultural Studies Minor (E, A)

Common Second Majors for Psychology Majors Covering E

English (E, A)
History (E, A)
Social Science (E, A) – Teaching Certification
Philosophy/Religious Studies (E)
Music Therapy (R, E, A)

Other Opportunities to Cover E

Creative Arts and Design Minor (E)
Music Production Minor (E)
Music Business (R, E, A)
Music Education (R, E, A)
Theater Minor (Performance Concentration) (E)

Area L (Applied Learning)

Common Minors for Psychology Majors Covering L

Criminal Justice Minor (A, L)
Forensic Studies Minor (L)
Leadership Minor (E, L)
Biology Minor (A, L)
Business Administration Minor (A, L)
Management Minor (L)
Entrepreneurship Minor (L)
Marketing Minor (A, L)
Education Minor (A, L)

Common Second Majors for Psychology Majors Covering L

Criminal Justice (A, L)
Media Studies/Advertising (L)
Nursing (R, A, L)
Biology BS (R, L)
Biomedical Sciences BS (R, L)
Medical Laboratory Sciences BS (R, L)
Chemistry-Biochemistry (R, L)
Chemistry-Forensics (R, L)
Chemistry-Professional Chemist (R, L)
Political Science (A, L)
Recreation Parks & Tourism (R, A, L)
Management (R, A, L)
Business Administration (A, L)
Marketing (R, A, L)
Math/Statistics (A, L)
Public Relations (L)
Computer Science and Technology (R, L)
Cybersecurity (R, L)
Information Science and Systems (R, L)

Other Opportunities to Cover L

Chemistry Minor (R, L)
Information Systems Minor (L)
Accounting BBA (R, A, L)
Finance, BBA (R, A, L)
Dance Technique Minor (L)
Design Studies in Applied Design and Culture Minor (A, L)
Theater Minor (Production Concentration) (L)
Asian Martial Arts Minor (L)
Coaching Minor (A & L)
Economics BBA (R, A, L)
Applied Mathematics BS (R, L)
Geology (General or Engineering and Environmental Science Concentration) (R, L)
Geology BA (R, L)
Geospatial Science BS/BA (R, L)
Allied Health BS (L)
Health & Exercise Science BS (A, L)
Nutrition & Dietetics BS (A, L)
Sports Management BS (A, L)
Physical Education Teaching BS (A, L)
Coaching Minor (A, L)
Physics and Astronomy (L)
Social Work (A, L) – but the time issue is a challenge

Programs that Cover Both E & L

E & L Minors

Leadership Minor (E, L)
Wicked Problems (E, L)
GIS, Remote Sensing, and Data Science Minor (E, L)

Dance Minor (E, L)
Music Industry Minor (E, L)
Music Performance Minor (E, L)
Theater Minor (General Concentration) (E, L)

E & L Majors

Art Education BA (E, A, L)
Art History & Museum Studies BA (E, A, L)
Graphic Design (E, A, L)
Music (E, L)
Dance BFA/BA (E, L)
Dance Education BS (E, L)
Design BS/BFA (E, A, L)
Fashion Merchandising (E, A, L)
Studio Art BFA/BS (E, A, L)