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Curriculum Plans

While we offer a single ’Psychology’ major, there are many sub-areas within psychology about which you can tailor your coursework to support your interests and career plans.  The following plans are merely suggestions, in terms of both courses and timing, to give you a sense of the flexibility a Psychology major at Coe College affords you.  Although a Psychology major requires a minimum of ten courses (six required, four electives), many of our majors elect to take more than the minimum number and/or to combine the Psychology major with other concentrations in the College (e.g., ‘double major’).

Click on the links below to view some examples of the paths a Coe student may take to graduate with a major in Psychology.


A sample “ Clinical/Counseling Psychology” plan

First Year:
Introductory Psychology  (PSY115); Fall
Abnormal Psychology (PSY235); Spring

Second Year:
Developmental Psychology (PSY305); Fall
Research Methods (PSY200); Fall
Introduction to Biopsychology (PSY225); Spring
Statistical Methods (PSY301); Spring

Third Year:
Memory & Cognition (PSY400/405): Fall
Internship in Psychology (PSY895); Spring

Fourth Year:
Seminar in Psychology (PSY705) or Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSY565); Fall
Counseling Psychology (PSY410); Spring


A sample “Go Straight Into the Workforce” plan

First Year:
Introductory Psychology  (PSY115); Fall
Research Methods (PSY200); Spring

Second Year:
Statistical Methods (PSY301); Fall
Introduction to Biopsychology (PSY225); Spring

Third Year:
Social Psychology (PSY335); Fall
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSY465); Fall
Memory & Cognition (PSY400/405): Spring
Internship in Psychology (PSY895); Spring

Fourth Year:
Seminar in Psychology (PSY705) or Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSY565); Fall
Testing & Measurement (PSY475); Spring


A sample “I Want to Study Off-Campus the Spring Semester Of My Junior Year” plan

First Year:
Introductory Psychology  (PSY115); Fall
Research Methods (PSY200); Spring

Second Year:
Statistical Methods (PSY301); Fall
Introduction to Biopsychology (PSY225); Spring
An elective of interest to you

Third Year:
Memory & Cognition (PSY400/405): Fall
An elective of interest to you; Fall
Off-campus study; Spring

Fourth Year:
Seminar in Psychology (PSY705) or Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSY565); Fall
An elective of interest to you; Fall
An elective of interest to you; Spring


A sample “I Didn’t Decide To Major In Psychology Until I Was Sophomore 3-Year” plan

Second Year:
Introductory Psychology  (PSY115); Fall
Research Methods (PSY200); Spring
An elective of interest to you; Spring

Third Year:
Introduction to Biopsychology (PSY225); Fall
Statistical Methods (PSY301); Fall
An elective of interest to you; Spring
Internship in Psychology (PSY895); Spring

Fourth Year:
Memory & Cognition (PSY400/405): Fall
Seminar in Psychology (PSY705) or Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSY565); Fall
Two electives of interest to you; Spring