How can I fulfill my writing intensive requirement?

All psychology students must complete the writing intensive requirement. To fulfill this requirement, most students take Writing in Psychology (PSYC 41990), which is a one-credit hour course recommended to be taken in the same semester as Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 31574). To register for this course, e-mail Tracie Roberts ( to acquire the necessary special approvals. Alternatively, students may choose to take one of our Laboratory Experience in Psychology courses (PSYC 41573/41574). These courses are primarily designed for psychology students who are considering attending a research-focused Ph.D. program after graduating. The pre-requisites for these courses include a 3.2 cumulative GPA, General Psychology (PSYC 11762), Quantitative Methods in Psychology I (PSYC 21621), Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 31574), and instructor permission. Laboratory Experience in Psychology is only offered during select semesters and has limited enrollment (only 12 students per section), so if interested, it is best to not wait until your last semester.