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2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Psychology


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Criteria for admission to the Psychology Major:

  1. Completion of MAT 1271 or higher level math course, with a grade of C or better; or ACT mathematics score of 26 or higher.
  2. Completion of PSY 1879G (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

Core Requirements

Total Semester Hours: 36-39

Students must complete the hours specified from each of the groups below as well as the following, which represent the core requirements of the Psychology BA:

Group A. Abnormal/Social Group:

At least two courses from

Group B. Biopsychological Group:

At least one course from

Group C. Cognitive/Learning Group:

At least one course from


Electives: nine semester hours from any Psychology Courses 1,2 except Psychology 4274 and 4275.


1 No more than 3 semester hours each of PSY 3900 or 4100 may count toward this requirement.

2 At least 3 semester hours of this requirement must be at the 4000-level.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting towards the Major.

(Major GPA based on all psychology courses taken at EIU)

Majors are required to complete the department’s exit evaluation at least 10 days prior to the closing date of the last term of graduation.

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