The Psychology major consists of thirteen courses. These include four required courses that provide the foundation for more advanced courses in psychology; four elective courses that cover broader subareas of psychology; two advanced electives that go deeper into specific areas of research and inquiry and that emphasize the scientific research and writing process; and the research seminar followed by a two-course capstone research experience. To ensure that students receive a broad training in psychology, students must complete two basic electives from the Social and Developmental Psychology series and two electives from the Cognition and Perception series.
Study abroad for students majoring in Psychology occurs in the spring semester of the third year, during which the Program in Psychology offers a special experience at an NYU global network site for students majoring in Psychology. The option for students majoring in Psychology to enroll in a second semester abroad is competitive, granted by permission of the Program in Psychology and the Dean of Science, and requires registration in the course Capstone Project in Psychology 1 at the student’s chosen site.