Baylor University
Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

General Core Courses- required for all tracks. (semester hours)

  • *NSC 5311 Seminar in Memory and Cognition (3)
  • *PSY 5323 Biological Foundations of Behavior (3)
  • *PSY 5339 Social-Organizational Psychology (3)
  • *PSY 5301 Introduction to Experimental Design (3)
  • *PSY 5302 Measurement in Psychology (3)
  • *PSY 5388 Advanced Statistical Methods (3)
  • PSY 5384 Multivariate Statistical Methods (3)
  • One from PSY/STA 5305 and PSY/STA 5390 (3)
  • NSC/PSY 5V51 Supervised Teaching (6)
  • NSC/PSY 5V96 Research Methods (7)
  • NSC/PSY 6V99 Dissertation (12)
  • Minor1 (9)
Specialty Cores and Doctoral Classes
    Behavioral Neuroscience
    • *NSC 5330 Neuropharmacology (3)
    • *NSC 5430 Neuroanatomy (4)
    • *NSC 5V71 Selected Topics in Neuroscience (3)
    • *NSC 5V96 Research Methods (4)
    • Two of the following (6): NSC 5318, NSC 5319, NSC 5320, NSC 5360, NSC 5V71

          Social Psychology

    • *PSY 5350 Advanced Personality Theory (3)
    • *PSY 5437 Social Psychology and Group Dynamics (4)
    • *PSY 5V71 Selected Topics (3)
    • *PSY 5V96 Research Methods (4)
    • Two of the following (6): PSY 5334, PSY 5305, PSY 5321 PSY 5V71

    General Experimental Psychology

    • Two of the following (6): NSC 5318, NSC 5319, NSC 5320, NSC 5360, PSY 5305, PSY 5321 PSY 5334, PSY 5431, PSY 5432
    • *PSY 5V71 Selected Topics in Psychology (3)
    • *PSY 5V96 Research Methods (5)
    • *Two of the following- Must be different than the specialty core (6): NSC 5318, NSC 5319, NSC 5320, NSC 5330, NSC 5360, NSC 5430, PSY 5305, PSY 5321, PSY 5334, PSY 5350, PSY 5431, PSY 5432, PSY 5437, PSY 5V71

    Total Hours= 78

    *Required Courses for M.A.

    1With approval of the major advisor and graduate director, a student may elect not to declare a minor. In such cases, the student must take at least nine hours of electives.