Coursework in Related Fields
You should review the course offerings in "neighboring" departments that can provide added depth and perspective to what you cover in psychology courses. Check whether a course is cross-listed in psychology (has a PS number), in which case it might count as an elective course towards your major requirements. Remember: Even if a course does not fulfill a Major requirement, it may still be very worthwhile for your education in psychology.
A partial list of related fields includes the following:
- The Sociology Department offers many courses that are related to psychology, especially in the areas of crime, the social definition of "deviance," women's issues, and many other areas closely allied with psychology.
- The Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages offers a wealth of courses in linguistics.
- The Biology Department offers several courses related to neuroscience and medicine.
- The School of Social Work offers a joint BA-MA (Masters Degree) program. There is also a course, PS 600 Introduction to Social Work, that is designed to provide an overview of this large field.
- The Lynch School of Education has a Department of Counseling Psychology that offers courses of interest to many Psychology Majors.
Arts and Sciences students can typically count up to 6 courses from other divisions within the University towards the 38 courses needed for an A&S degree. (Check with your Dean if you have transfer credits.)