Undergraduate Program (BS)

Psychology

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
BIOLOGY 144 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOLOGY 145 - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or Theology 111 Theological Foundations 3
MATH (105/120 or 140) (Depending on placement) 3
PSYCHOLOGY 101 3
Foreign Language(depending on placement) 3
Core 101 (Goa: First Year Co-curr. Program) 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
BIOLOGY 146 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOLOGY 147 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
Core 100 or Theology 111 3
Math (if needed) 3
Foreign Language (if needed) 3
English 101 3
Psychology 200 Orientation to Major 1
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
PHILOSOPHY 100 - Intro to Ethics 3
PSYCHOLOGY 210 - Statistical Techniques 3
PSYCHOLOGY 212 - Statistical Techniques Lab 1
PSYCHOLOGY 221 - Research Methods & Design I 2
PSYCHOLOGY 223 - Research Methods & Design Lab 1
Psychology Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ENGLISH 205 - Literature and Moral Imagination 3
Philosophy Elective 3
PSYCHOLOGY 222 - Research Methods and Design II 2
PSYCHOLOGY 224 - Research Methods and Design Lab 1
Psychology or General 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
Creative Perspectives 3
Psychology Elective 3
Theology Elective 3
PSYCHOLOGY 360 - Learning 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Psychology elective 3
Philosophy Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General 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
Psychology Elective 3
PSYCHOLOGY 301 - History & Systems in Psych 3
General University Elective 3
General University Elective 3
General University Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Ethics/ Religion & Society Elective 3
CORE 499 - Reflection 0
General University Elective 3
PSYCHOLOGY 499 - Senior Composition Review 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.

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

98%

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

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

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.

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XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

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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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