Carnegie Mellon University

Students pursuing a major in Psychology will:

  • Acquire foundational knowledge about the psychological theories and questions that characterize the field.
  • Understand the application of the scientific method to the study of human behavior.
  •  Learn to critically assess the connections between research results, hypotheses, and theories.
  • Gain expertise in active research areas in the discipline.

Requirements for the B.S. in Psychology Major

  • Two Semester Calculus sequence
  • Two Semester Statistics sequence
  • 4 Psychology Survey courses
  • 2 Research Methods courses
  • 2 Advanced Psychology courses
  • Computer Programming course
  • 4 Science courses (biology courses recommended)

Students receiving either degree have the opportunity to customize their curriculum to gain expertise in a specific subfield of psychology in which Carnegie Mellon faculty are active researchers.  Potential concentrations include Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Health Psychology, and Cognitive Neuroscience.  For more information on concentrations within the psychology major, click here (link goes here, eventually)