Dual Major in Psychology and Social Work

The dual major in Psychology and Social Work is designed for those students interested in clinical social work or mental health practice. Students completing the dual major must complete all of the Requirements for Social Work Major listed above, plus all of the Requirements for Major in Psychology: PSYC 100, 205, 207, 301, 306, 308, either 301, 312, or 313, 415, 477, PSYC or SOWO 490, 495; plus the courses from one of the following options:

Human Services Emphasis

A minimum of two additional credits in Psychology. Recommended are additional courses in psychology and courses in biology, history of scientific thought, human development, philosophy, sociology, and social work relevant to the student’s particular interests. This track is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue masters-level education in a variety of fields, such as counseling, organizational psychology, and guidance; of students who desire a broad undergraduate education and graduate education in areas outside psychology, such as business, law, and education; and of students who seek a broadly applicable undergraduate degree. Students completing this track earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Scientific Emphasis

An additional course from: PSYC 311, 312, 313; six credits in courses in natural science, including at least 2 credits in biology courses emphasizing animal physiology, genetics, or natural selection (BIOL 100 and 108 do not meet this requirement) with the remaining 4 credits in similar biology courses, physics (except Astronomy), or chemistry. Students planning on graduate school in psychology are advised to take at least one course in calculus. It should also be kept in mind that graduate schools may require a reading knowledge of a world language, usually French, German, or Spanish. This track is designed for students most interested in the scientific aspects of psychology, particularly for those who are considering graduate work in experimental or clinical psychology. Most Ph.D. programs in experimental or clinical psychology require the types of undergraduate courses included in this track. Students completing this track earn a Bachelor of Science degree.