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All Providence College classes, including evening classes, are cancelled for Monday, February 8th, due to inclement weather.
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The Psychology Major

The Psychology Department offers a bachelor of arts degree in general psychology. A major in Psychology requires completion of 12 psychology courses, totaling 39 credits.

  • Foundations: Introducing Psychology and its Methods

All students take three core courses, Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods and Statistical Analysis I & II.

  • Breadth: Exploring Psychology from Diverse Perspectives

Students take at least one course from four domains: Understanding Individuals, Understanding Biological Processes, Understanding Social and Cultural Contexts, and Understanding Developmental Processes.

  • Depth: Developing Interests and Applying Research Methods to the Study of Behavior

Students then have the opportunity to specialize by taking at least one seminar course, one advanced laboratory course, and three electives.

The Neuroscience Certificate

The Department of Psychology offers a certificate in neuroscience in collaboration with the Department of Biology.

Four freshman psychology majors and four biology majors are accepted into the program each year. After completing Introduction to Psychology and General Biology I their first semester; students apply to the program in the spring semester of their freshman year.   
Students can also earn the certificate without being formally admitted into the program if they complete all the required coursework.

Ready to Declare a Major in Psychology?

  1. Download, print and fill out an Academic Adjustment Form.
  2. Make an appointment with the Department of Psychology's Chair or Assistant Chair. Make sure to bring completed Academic Adjustment Form.
  3. Turn signed form into the Office of Enrollment Services.

Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions, more details concerning requirements for the Psychology major and the Neuroscience Certificate, as well as information concerning Providence College's core curriculum and other requirements for the B.A. degree.


Over-enrolling in Psychology Courses


Students who are interested in over-enrolling in a psychology course should click the link below to submit their request.  

Over-Enrollment Request Form

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What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity