5XXX Requirements

5XXX-Level Course Requirements

Advanced undergraduates can take 5XXX-level courses offered in our graduate program. These classes count towards your undergraduate degree and are charged an undergraduate tuition rate.


  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Statistics and research background
  • Instructor consent

Note: Some courses have only one version of the course that counts towards your undergraduate degree. These are marked with an "OR." For those classes you can take either the undergraduate version or the graduate version, but not both. Some courses have two versions of the course that can both count towards your undergraduate degree.  These are marked with "AND/OR" because you can both versions of the class. Please note that in these cases, the 5XXX-level version does involve additional, unique advanced content not found in the 3XXX-level version.

* In order for a graduate class to replace an undergraduate class you need to fill out an exception to the APAS form *

5XXX-level courses available to undergraduates and their equivalencies

Graduate Level Courses Undergraduate Level Courses
PSY 5052 Advanced StatisticsAND/ORPSY 3020 Statistics
PSY 5401 Advanced Social PsychologyAND/ORPSY 3201 Social Psychology
PSY 5701 Advanced Personnel PsychologyORPSY 3701 Personnel Psychology
PSY 5155 Forensic Psychology          ORCRIM 3355 Criminal Forensic Psych
PSY 5121 Psychopathology Over the Lifespan  
PSY 5621 Cognition and Emotion                AND/ORPSY 3621 Cognition
PSY 5631 Biological Basis of Behavior      AND/ORPSY 3061 Physiological Psychology
PSY 5702 Advanced Organizational Psychology
ORPSY 3707 Organizational Psychology
PSY 5021 Advanced Developmental Psychology  
PSY 5120 Career and Lifestyle Development  
PSY 5130 Evolutionary Psychology  
PSY 5131 Mind-Body Connection