Students can complete the major in Psychology during our Day Session, our Evening Session, or our Weekend Session. Students can also take courses from a combination of these sessions.

Psychology 101 Research Requirement
Declaration of the Psychology Major or Minor
Course Requirements for the Psychology Major
Strongly Recommended Courses in other Departments
Gen Ed Requirements and Psychology

Declaration of Major or Minor

Where to go: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/myqc/Pages/Default.aspx

· Log-in using your CAMS account (same password you use for WIFI on campus)
· Scroll down and select link to declare a major
· Follow the instructions and print the form
· Bring to Psych Department SB E-318 during Peer Advisement Hours to receiving advisement and authorization signature
· Next, drop off the form at the One Stop


Course Requirements for the Major

Your major must include a minimum of 36 credits (35 if you declared the major before September 2005), at least half of which must be taken at Queens College.

Psychology majors who entered QC starting Fall 2013 need a minimum grade of C in Psych 101, 107, 213W, and Advanced Lab courses even if the courses were transferred to QC. Required courses for the Major Include:

Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
No prerequisites.
A certified score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Test in Psychology is necessary to receive three (3) credits of Psychology 101.
A certified score of 55 on the CLEP Test in Psychology is necessary to receive three (3) credits of Psychology 101. This score and test must have been attained prior to enrollment at Queens College.

Psychology 107: Statistical Methods
Co-requisite: Psychology 101.
To be eligible for this course, the student must: take Math Placement test or show satisfactory completion of the following: Math 110 or its equivalent.

Psychology 213W: Experimental Psychology
Must be taken at Queens College
Must be a declared Psychology Major in order to register for this class

Prerequisites: Psychology 101, Psychology 107, English 110.

Psychology 311-321: Advanced Experimental Research Courses
Must be taken at Queens College
Must be a declared Psychology Major in order to register for this class

Prerequisites: Psychology 101, Psychology 107, Psychology 213W, and some classes require additional prerequisites. Click on the class link below to find out additional information about the class.

At least one of these courses must be selected in accordance with student interest:
Psychology 311 : Learning
Psychology 312 : Sensation and Perception
Psychology 313 : Cognition
Psychology 314 : Social-Personality
Psychology 316: Neurobiology
Psychology 317 : Behavior Modification
Psychology 320 : Advanced Experimental and Research Psychology: Selected Topics
Psychology 321 : Clinical

Students are required to complete Elective Courses in Psychology (Minimum of 14 credits) from: 214, 215, 216, 217, 221, 226, 231, 232, 238, 243, 248, 251, 260, 281 or 282, 355, 356, 372, 391 or 392. Elective Courses in Psychology *Can also include additional 300 level courses.

Requirement for Advanced Courses:
Students who matriculated in Fall 2009 or later are also required to take two courses from the following to complete the major: 323, 334, 337, 341, 345, 346, 347, 349, 352, 353, 354, 358, 359, 360, 362.

Information about Elective Courses:
· 300 level courses are advanced courses with various prerequisites in addition to Psychology 101
· Advanced classes provide some depth of knowledge in the different areas of psychology
· 300 level courses tend to be smaller. These classes are conducive to better faculty-student interaction which will help in attaining more meaningful letters of recommendation
· A minimum grade of C- is required for all Psychology electives.

Strongly Recommended Courses in other Departments

Among the Gen Ed Requirements (PATHWAYS or PERSPECTIVES) needed for graduation, the following courses from other departments should be included, if possible:

  • A minimum of one semester of college-level Mathematics, preferably Math 110 or its equivalent
  • A minimum of one year of Natural Science, of which one semester should be Biology 107 or 108 (NOT Biology 11; Bio 107 and 108 DO NOT cover Gen Ed Requirements for Pathways or Perspectives)
  • A minimum of one year of Social Science, of which one semester should be either Sociology or Anthropology
  • A minimum of one semester of Philosophy

Since writing skills are so valuable, majors are strongly advised to take advantage of the Writing Skills Workshop offered free of charge by Queens College in Kiely Hall Room 229.

Psych 107 Tutoring is offered in the Psych Office (Science Building Room E318), please check hours posted in the office.  Psych 107 and 213W tutoring is also offered in Content Tutoring, Keily Hall 127.

It is also recommended that students intending to do graduate work in Psychology take courses that will lead to a reading knowledge of a foreign language. Programs with a language requirements find French, German, or Russian acceptable.


Gen Ed (PATHWAYS or PERSPECTIVES) Requirements and Psychology

Psychology majors are encouraged to sample broadly in fulfilling the Liberal Arts and Sciences area requirements (LASAR). They should also be aware that some Psychology courses can be applied to their requirements.

Be sure to check the Queens College Bulletin for up-to-date information on General Education Requirements and a listing of courses satisfying the Pathways or Perspectives Requirements.