Susan Coats, Interim Department Head


 The Department of Psychology attempts to foster, among all students, a grasp and appreciation of the scientific method in the study of behavior, and to stimulate interest in the field of Psychology. An undergraduate major and minor in Psychology are offered as preparation for either graduate study or careers in which the science of behavior is applicable.



The major program in Psychology requires 34 semester hours in courses normally offered by the Department of Psychology, including 101, 102, 220, 221, 222, 335; and six- 3 hour psychology electives. Students for whom there is any possibility of graduate study in Psychology are strongly advised to pursue Psychology 421 and 449.

Candidates for the bachelor's degree in Psychology must earn, at Southeastern, a minimum of 17 hours required in the major field.



A total of 18 semester hours is required for the minor in Psychology. These must include Psychology 101 and Psychology 102 and at least 6 semester hours at the 300- or 400-level.


Honors Diploma in Psychology

The department also offers an honors curriculum that allows its students to earn an honors diploma in the major. For the Honors Diploma in Psychology (following Honors Core Curriculum Path One, see Honors Program Section for other options), majors must complete the following requirements:

ENGL 210H, 291H, or 292H1   3 hours
HIST 101H, 102H, 201H, or 202H   3 hours
COMM 211H   3 hours
GBIO 151H or 153H   3 hours
HONR 1912   3 hours
Senior Thesis   0 hours
PSYC 347H (may be repeated up to six times)   1 hour
PSYC 367H   3 hours
PSYC 467   3 hours
Total 22 hours


 1May be substituted for English 230, 231, or 232.
2Satisfies Art/Music/Theater Requirement.