All new students who wish to major in psychology, and all current students who wish to switch to the Department of Psychology major will need to meet with an advisor in the Academic Affairs Office of the Department of Psychology (124 Heyne Building, 713-743-8508).
Any incoming freshman, college transfer student, international student, or current UH student with an overall GPA of 2.0 interested in majoring in psychology must apply first as a psychology pre-major.
Upon completion of PSYC 1300, PSYC 2301, and PSYC 3301 with a grade of C or above in each course, students may then submit a general petition to the department to change their major from psychology pre-major to psychology. This requirement must be met no later than two semesters prior to your graduating semester.
|Introduction to Psychology|
|PSYCH 2301||Introduction to Methods in Psychology (includes lab)|
|PSYCH 3301||Introduction to Psychological Statistics|
|PSYCH 2380||Social Psychology|
|PSYCH 3350||Cognitive Psychology|
|PSYCH 3341||Physiological Psychology|
|PSYCH 3325||Psychology of Personality (formerly PSYC 4325)|
Each major must choose 12 hours of psychology of which 6 hours must be advanced electives. In planning one's program, a student should note that some courses may be offered only annually or biennially. Majors are free to choose electives from one or several areas. Students should note that areas move from intermediate to advanced levels in the courses listed. Those majors planning to attend graduate or professional schools are strongly advised to participate in at least one Capstone experience in their senior year.
|PSYCH 2335||Introduction to Health Psychology|
|PSYCH 2344||Cultural Psychology (formerly PSYC 4344)|
|PSYCH 2350||Child Development (formerly PSYC 3360)|
|PSYCH 2351||Psychology of Adolescence (formerly PSYC 3361)|
|PSYCH 3310||Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|Psychology of Gender (formerly PSYC 2340)|
|PSYCH 3337||Psychology of Human Sexuality|
|PSYCH 3338||Psychology of Older Adults|
|PSYCH 3339||Introduction to Clinical Psychology|
|PSYCH 3351||Health Psychology Research|
|PSYCH 4320||Theories of Interventions|
|PSYCH 4321||Abnormal Psychology|
|PSYCH 4347||Test and Measurements|
|PSYCH 4354||Brain and Behavior|
Capstone experiences are intended as integrative, intensive exercises in critical thinking and analysis of content. These are opportunities for student-focused initiative, creativity and productivity under the close mentorship of Department of Psychology faculty.
Community Service Practica
(6 credit hour maximum):
Open to students with: PSYC 1300, PSYC 2301, minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and junior or senior standing in psychology.
(6 credit hour maximum):
Open to students with: PSYC 1300, PSYC 2301, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and junior or senior standing in psychology.
History and Systems in Psychology
(3 credit hours):
Approaches of major figures and schools to the abiding philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual issues in Psychology.
|PSYCH 3399, 4399||
Senior Honors Thesis
(two semesters, 3 credit hours each semester):
Open to students with a minimum 3.00 grade point average based on a minimum of 90 semester hours and a psychology grade point average of 3.20. Qualified student selects faculty member to supervise the topic choice and writing of the thesis (see advising staff for information on the Honors Thesis Sequence).
For additional information, contact the department:
University of Houston
Department of Psychology
124 Heyne Building
Houston, Texas 77204-5022
Catalog Publish Date: August 19, 2010
This Page Last Updated: August 16, 2009
Effective Date of Archive: August 15, 2011