Double Majors | Department of Psychology


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Double Majors - Psychology with Sociology or Criminology

The following arrangements pertain to double majors in sociology or criminology AND psychology:

  1. Both the Psychology Department and the Sociology-Anthropology Department have a research methods and data analysis requirement. For sociology or criminology majors, this is covered by Soc 2155 and Soc 3155, for a total of 8 credits. For psychology majors, the required courses are Psy 3020, 3021, and 3022, for a total of 12 credits.

Since there is some overlap in these courses, double majors should take one of the following options:

Option A

  • Soc 2155
    Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis, 4 cr

  • Soc 3155
    Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis, 4 cr

  • Psy 3021
    Experimental Design and Methodology, 4 cr

  • Psy 3022
    Applied Methods and Measurement, 4 cr

 This totals 16 credits. Except for very unusual circumstances, the sociology courses should be taken prior to Psy 3021 and 3022.

 Option B

  • Psy 3020
    Statistical Methods, 4 cr

  • Psy 3021
    Experimental Design and Methodology, 4 cr

  • Psy 3022
    Applied Methods and Measurements, 4 cr

  • Soc 2155
    Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis, 4 cr

This totals 16 credits. Note: Soc 3155 is waived for students selecting this option, but 4 credits for Psy 3020 may be counted in the criminology or sociology major.

2. Double majors may take Social Psychology (Soc 3701 or Psy 3201) from either department and use it to meet requirements for both majors, regardless of the department from which the course was taken.

This is also the case for those with a minor in Psychology and/or Sociology.