Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing


Updated August 23, 2017


Advising Faculty


1.     Sarah Dunphy-Lelii (director)

2.     Thomas Cain

3.     Richard Gordon (emeritus)

4.     Justin Hulbert

5.     Thomas Hutcheon

6.     Kristin Lane (on sabbatical fall 17, leave of absence spring 18)

7.     Frank M. Scalzo Health Professions Adviser

8.     Stuart Stritzler-Levine


Program Requirements


The Psychology Program provides grounding in the content areas of abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience. It provides a thorough foundation in empirical methodology and analysis, and offers opportunities to participate in meaningful research and laboratory experiences. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue opportunities for research or community-based practicum experiences that complement their regular course work and that connect academic learning with practical applications.


Moderation Requirements:


1.     PSY 141 Introduction to Psychological Science (or a 5 on the AP Psychology exam)

2.     PSY 203 Statistics for Psychology (offered only in the fall)

3.     PSY 204 Research Methods in Psychology (offered only in the spring)

4.     PSY 200-level course

5.     PSY 200-level course


A grade of C- or higher is required in PSY 141 for it to count for the major; all other courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher in order to moderate. Although the Psychology Program is housed in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing (SM&C), students decide at the time of Moderation whether they will pursue their degree in SM&C or the Division of Social Studies. See the program website for more information.


Graduation Requirements:


6.     PSY 200-level course

7.     PSY 200-level course

8.     one course in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics

9.     PSY 300-level course

10.   PSY 300-level course (one 300-level course must be completed before beginning Sr Project)

11.   Senior Project I

12.   Senior Project II


At least one 200-level course must be completed from each of the following course clusters:


Cluster A: a core course in abnormal or personality psychology (courses numbered 210219)

Cluster B: a core course in developmental or social psychology (courses numbered 220229)

Cluster C: a core course in cognitive psychology or neuroscience (courses numbered 230239).


All requirements for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher. 


Sample Program of Study:


First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


PSY 141

PSY 200-level course

FYSEM I (fall)

FYSEM II (spring)


PSY 203 (fall)

PSY 204 (spring)

PSY 200-level course

PSY 200-level course


Moderation (spring)


PSY 200-level course

PSY 300-level course

PSY 300-level course

Research experience (PSY AB, COG, DEV, NEU, or SOC)


Sr. Project I (fall)

Sr. Project II (spring)



* Requirements for students who entered the College prior to fall 2012 can be found on the Psychology website.