The General/Experimental Program

Minimum Course Requirements

The Ph.D. is a research degree, and students should keep this in mind during their time in the Genera/Experimental Psychology program.

The minimum requirements of the General/Experimental Psychology program are:

Within these minimum requirements, each cluster has required courses:

Biobehavioral Cluster

  Courses
Required Graded Coursework 304 - Advanced Statistical Methods I
305 - Advanced Statistical Methods II
315 - Biobehavioral Proseminar (see note 1)
311 - Seminar in Learning Theory
316 - Neuropsychopharmacology
319 - Neurobiology of Learning & Memory
3XX - Four electives (3 credits each)
Required Additional Credits
393 -Advanced Professional/Research Seminar (Biobehavioral Cluster; 8 semesters of 1 credit/semester)

Additional Requirements:

Developmental Cluster

  Courses
Required Graded Coursework 304 - Advanced Statistical Methods I
305 - Advanced Statistical Methods II
350 - Developmentalal Proseminar
315 or 330 - Biobehavioral Proseminar (see note 1) or Proseminar in Experimental Social Psychology
303 - Seminar in Psychological Research Methods
361 - Developmental Psychopathology
3XX - One additional advanced statistics course (e.g., 306 or 307)
3XX - Two additional Developmental seminar courses
3XX - One elective (3 credits)

Additional Requirements:

Social Cluster

  Courses
Required Graded Coursework 304 - Advanced Statistical Methods I
305 - Advanced Statistical Methods II
330 - Proseminar in Experimental Social Psychology
315 or 350 - Biobehavioral Proseminar (see note 1) or Developmental Proseminar
3XX - One additional advanced statistics course (e.g., 306 or 307)
361 - Developmental Psychopathology
3XX - Two additional Social seminar courses
3XX - One elective (3 credits)

Additional Requirements:

Teaching Requirement

Each student is required to obtain faculty-approved experience teaching in psychology. The minimum way to meet this requirement is through two weeks of guest lecturing, with faculty feedback on each lecture and development of exam questions or assignments related to the lectures. Please note that this is the minimal amount of teaching experience necessary to make it through the Ph.D. program. We strongly encourage you to seek out more opportunities to get even more experience. If you have questions about whether a particular teaching experience fulfills the requirement, please contact the General/Experimental director.

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