Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing


Updated August 17, 2018


Advising Faculty


1.     Sarah Dunphy-Lelii (director)

2.     Justin Dainer-Best

3.     Richard Gordon (emeritus)

4.     Justin Hulbert (on sabbatical fall 18)

5.     Thomas Hutcheon

6.     Kristin Lane

7.     Frank M. Scalzo

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.