Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

Psychology Major Requirements

I. Major Program Requirements
PSY 105 General Psychology
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
or PSY 227 Child Psychology
and PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 216 Social Psychology
PSY 222 History and Systems in Psychology
PSY 304 Theories and Practice in Counseling Psychology
PSY 305 Junior Seminar
PSY 306 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 307 Learning
PSY 309 Research Methods
PSY 414 Physiological Psychology
PSY 416 Brain and Behavior
One additional Psychology elective to be chosen from the following list
LL 220 Introduction to Linguistics
PSY 308 Health Psychology
PSY 311 Theories of Personality
PSY 314 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 320 Clinical Issues with Children and Adolescents
BIO 420 Topics in Biological Sciences - Animal Behavior
One of the following:
PSY 417 Practicum
PSY 418 Practicum
PSY 425 Psychology Internship
PSY 486 Independent Research or Teaching in Psychology
PSY 499 Honors Thesis
II. Other Program Requirements
MA 207 Elementary Statistics
Comprehensive Field Test in Psychology: Students are required to take the Comprehensive Field Test in Psychology during the Fall Semester of their Senior Year at a time and place designated by the department. Some graduate schools will require the GRE test in addition to this field test.

Psychology Minor Requirements

Minor Program Requirements
Twenty-one semester credits of psychology courses chosen with the advice of faculty in the Psychology Department.

Minor in Psychology for Secondary Education

I. Minor Program Requirements
Eighteen semester credits of psychology courses, including:
PSY 105 General Psychology
PSY 216 Social Psychology
PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 306 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 309 Research Methods I
II. Other Program Requirements
PSY/ED 229 Educational Psychology
ED 344 Secondary Social Studies

III. Teacher Licensure
To obtain teacher licensure in Psychology for Secondary Education, a student must complete:
ED 408 Student Teaching in the Minor Area
OR ED 410 Student Teaching

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching
Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.
Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.


1. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education.

2. All Psychology for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements: 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

3. Students pursuing a minor in psychology for secondary education may be require to student teach outside the Helena area.