Curriculum Requirements for Additional Major in Psychology

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for all students who graduate from Hebrew Theological College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Students pursuing an additional major in Psychology must complete 32 semester hours in Psychology courses.



Judaic Studies: Consistent with the mission and policies of Hebrew Theological College, all degree-seeking students pursuing an additional major in Psychology must complete the requirements for a primary major in an area of Judaic Studies.  A student who is not progressing satisfactorily in the Judaic Studies major will not be permitted to continue in the additional major program.

General Education: Students must complete Hebrew Theological College’s General Education Requirements as listed in this catalog. Students lacking sufficient skills and knowledge in Mathematics and Natural Sciences will be guided towards appropriate prerequisite coursework.

Psychology Coursework: The following 26 semester hours constitute the core curriculum for students seeking an additional major in Psychology.

  • PSYC 101  General Psychology (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 217  Developmental Psychology (3 semester hours) or  PSYC 262  Child Development (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 272  Statistical Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 286  Psychology and Biology of Visual and Auditory Perception (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 301  Psychology of Personality (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 317  Abnormal Psychology (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 322  Brain and Behavior (4 semester hours)
  • PSYC 372  Research Methods in Psychology (4 semester hours)

Students must pass ENGL 211 or its equivalent and a college level biology course or adequate background as determined by the Biology Assessment Test.

Electives:  Additional courses (6 semester hours) with the approval of the Department Chair to complete the minimum of 32 semester hours in Psychology.

Selection should be geared towards meeting career and academic goals.  Thus, for example, students planning to pursue graduate studies in Social Work may select PSYC 267 Maturity and Aging and PSYC 224 Family.  Students planning to pursue careers in Clinical or School Psychology may select PSYC 305 Cognitive Development and PSYC  316 Tests and Measurements.  MATH 301 is highly recommended for all students who plan advanced study in Psychology/.

Residency Requirement: PSYC 372 Research Methods in Psychology and at least 8 additional semester hours in other 300-level courses must be completed in residence.


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