Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Psychology requires that a student be admissible to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and have a GPA of 2.50 or above in all work taken within the LSU system and on all work taken overall.
For continued enrollment, students majoring in psychology must maintain a GPA of 2.50 or above in all work taken within the LSU system and all work taken overall. Students majoring in psychology must take PSYC 2000 , PSYC 2017 , and PSYC 4008 ; and EXST 2201 . Students must complete one course in each of four core areas listed below and six additional hours of psychology from the core areas or from the additional electives listed below. Credits earned in the excluded electives listed below may not apply to the 32-credit minimum of required psychology credits, but may apply toward credits for graduation.
Students majoring in psychology must take an extra three credit hours of natural science lecture and two credit hours of natural science laboratory beyond the minimum general education natural science requirements.
- Basics (required of all majors): PSYC 2000 or PSYC 2001 ; PSYC 2017 ; PSYC 4008 ; and EXST 2201
- Core Areas (students must complete a course from four areas):
- Advanced Methods: PSYC 3018 or PSYC 3020 or PSYC 4111
- Biological Basis: PSYC 4031 or PSYC 4034 or PSYC 4035 or PSYC 4037 .
- Learning and Cognition: PSYC 4030 or PSYC 4032 or PSYC 4033 or PSYC 4160
- Developmental Processes: PSYC 4036 or PSYC 4070 or PSYC 4072 or PSYC 4176 or PSYC 4178
- Applied/Social: PSYC 3050 or PSYC 3140 or PSYC 3083 or PSYC 4050 or PSYC 4080
- Additional Electives: PSYC 2040 , PSYC 3030 , PSYC 3081 , PSYC 3082 , PSYC 4038 , PSYC 4039 , PSYC 4040
- Excluded Electives: PSYC 2004 , PSYC 2060 , PSYC 2070 , PSYC 2076 , PSYC 2078 , PSYC 2999 , PSYC 4999 . These courses will not count toward the 32 hours required in the major but are permissible electives above the 32-hour minimum. Students choosing the honors option will enroll in three to six hours of 4999, in addition to the 32 hours required in the major.