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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Psychology - Psychological Scientist Concentration, B.A.

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The requirements stated here apply to students who declare a Psychology Major or Minor as a sophomore during the 2015-2016 academic year and all who declare in subsequent academic years. Those who declared earlier and those who transfer to Cornell in the 2015-2016 academic year with junior status or above are held to the requirements of the 2014-2015 catalog. Numbers have changed for some courses in this catalog, however Majors who are completing the 2014-2015 Catalog requirements will receive credit for equivalent courses that have been renumbered. In these cases, the course title and content has remained the same, but the course has been renumbered.

A minimum of 13 courses, and one of three concentrations listed below. In addition, a minimum of two 300-level courses must be included within the concentration excluding PSY 380 , PSY 390 , PSY 392 , PSY 395 , PSY 483 , PSY 511  and PSY 512 . Research Methods I (PSY 292 ) should be completed by the end of the sophomore year for all majors who are sophomores or younger beginning in August of 2015. Research Methods II (PSY 392 ) should be completed by the end of the junior year for all majors in the Specialist or Scientist concentrations who are sophomores or younger beginning in August of 2015. Statistics (STA 201  or STA 347 -STA 348 ) must be taken before Research Methods II (PSY 392 ), and PSY 392  must be completed no later than the end of the junior year and before PSY 483 .


Students must take a 200-level course before enrolling in any 300-level course.

Psychological Scientist Concentration

This program of study is recommended for students who are considering graduate study in biological, learning, cognitive, or other subfields of psychology in which biological and/or quantitative factors are important, as well as for those interested in neuroscience or health-related careers.

One Course in Experimental Psychology

Selected from

One Elective Course in Psychology


Depending on the specific programs of students, other courses may be considered on a case by case basis.

Teaching Certification:

Students who are interested in pursuing K-12 certification to teach social studies should seek admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the Education  department section for application and certification information.

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