Psychology

Undergraduate Program (BS)

What do we think about most? People. What does the workplace most value? Working with people. Who will we spend the most time with through the rest of our lives? People. So what better area to study than the science of people? Psychology.

Sample Four-Year Psychology Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
BIO 102 Life: Human Biology 2
BIO 132 Life: Human Biology Lab 1
CORE 100 First Year Seminar 3
CORE 101: (GOA I) 0
MATH 105 or 120 3
Foreign Language I 3
ENGL 101 English Comp OR 115 Rhetoric 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
PSYC 130 Psychology Science Perspective 2
PSYC 131 Psych-Science Perspective Lab 1
PSYC 200 Orientation to the Major 1
PSYC 231/261/277 Dev/Soc/Ab Psych 3
MATH 140 Concepts of Calculus 3
Foreign Language II 3
Core 102 (Goa: II) 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
PSYC 210 Statistical Techniques 3
PSYC 212 Statistical Techniques Lab 1
PSYC 221 Research Methods & Design I 2
PSYC 223 Research Methods & Design I Lab 1
PSYC 231/261/277 Dev/Soc/Ab Psych 1
PHIL 100 Intro to Ethics 3
Creative or Historical Perspectives 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
PSYC 222 Research Methods & Design II 2
PSYC 224 Research Methods & Design II Lab 1
PSYC 231/261/277 Dev/Soc/Ab Psych 3
THEO 111 The Ignation Imagination 3
PHIL 200 Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
PSYC Elective 3
PSYC 460 Learning & Behavior or PSYC 427 Cognitive Psych 3
THEO 200 Elective 3
Diversity Flag Elective 3
General University Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
PSYC Elective 3
PHIL 300 Elective 3
General University Elective 3
General University Elective 3
General University Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
PSYC 301 History & Systems in Psych 3
PSYC 499 Senior Comp. Review 3
General University Elective/Minor 3
General University Elective/Minor 3
General University Elective/Minor 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Ethics/ Religion & Society Elective 3
CORE 499 - Reflection on XU Core 0
General University Elective/Minor 3
General University Elective/Minor 3
General University Elective/Minor 3
General University Elective/Minor 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Psychology major at Xavier:

General Psychology (PSYC 101) - Basic psychological processes such as sensation, perception, motivation, learning, abnormal, social, and personality development.

Developmental Psychology (PSYC 231) - Factors influencing a person’s life span. Application to stages of physiological maturation, developmental tasks, social learning, personality integration.

Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 277) - Dynamics of the disturbed personality; symptoms, causes, treatment of psychoneuroses, psychoses, deviant personalities.

98% of Xavier Graduates are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

98%

of Xavier Graduates are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Meet other students in the Psychology Club and explore research, service, and jobs. Club members present at local, regional and national conferences.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

As a psychology major, you'll have the unique opportunity to choose, create and present a research project to your faculty and peers.

PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

Our Mentor Program has matched over 2,500 students with executives & career professionals in the Cincinnati area and throughout the United States.

Xavier by the numbers

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

10

HOSPITALS WITHIN 10 MILES OF CAMPUS

75,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

ALL

STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO A MENTOR

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AFTER GRADUATION

Xavier Psychology graduates have accepted jobs in may fields, including

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  • Health
  • Education
  • Research
  • Management
  • Sales

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