The requirements for the major in psychology ensure that students receive broad-based training in the discipline, while also allowing students the autonomy to select courses that fit their interests and educational goals. There are specific required courses that all majors must take, and then students are presented with different groupings of courses from which they choose one or more courses per group. This enables students to tailor their programs to either graduate school expectations or specific career opportunities.
Many students choose to combine psychology as one component of an interdisciplinary major. In this instance, students take a specific number of required courses, and choose several others with the guidance of their advisors. A popular combination is the biology/psychology interdisciplinary major. This combination is often chosen by those students who would like to eventually pursue medical school, graduate school in health psychology, or a career in research.
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