2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Psychology, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in Psychology

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major:  PSYX 100 and PSYX 231.  Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to minimize the number of courses needed to satisfy the requirements of the major.  A grade of “C” or higher is mandatory in all psychology courses satisfying these major requirements.
31
Required Courses
*PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYX 222 Psychological Statistics 3
PSYX 223 Research Design and Analysis I 3
PSYX 224 Research Design and Analysis I Lab 1
PSYX 400 History & Systems in Psychology 3
PSYX 499 Senior Thesis 3
The student is also required to complete a minimum of three semester credits in one of the following courses:
PSYX 395 Field Work 3
PSYX 492 Independent Study V 1-4
PSYX 495 Practicum V 1-3
PSYX 298/498 Cooperative Education/Internship V 1-8
Total minimum Required Courses credits 19
Restricted Psychology Electives
Group 1:  Select two courses from this group
PSYX 320/321 Research Methods III w/Lab 4
PSYX 350/351 Physiological Psychology w/Lab 4
PSYX 352/353 Comparative Psychology w/Lab 4
PSYX 354/355 Sensation & Perception w/Lab 4
PSYX 370/371 Psychology of Learning w/Lab 4
PSYX 380/381 Memory & Cognition w/Lab 4
PSYX 480 Cognitive Development 3
Total Group 1 credits 8
Group 2:  Select four courses from this group
*PSYX 231 Human Relations 3
PSYX 330 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYX 332 Adult Psychology 3
PSYX 333 Psychology of Aging 3
PSYX 335/A&SC 309 Psychology of Gender 3
PSYX 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYX 360 Social Psychology 3
PSYX 378 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3
PSYX 382 Forensic Psychology 3
PSYX 385 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYX 410 Cognitive Learning Theories 3
PSYX 461 Industrial & Organizational Psychology 3
PSYX 470 Psychological Testing 3
Total Group 2 credits 12
Total Restricted Psychology Electives 20
Total minimum credits required for major 39
Language Requirement (see page 122) 14
Minor 20
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives
The total number of elective credits required for the degree will be determined by the number of courses a student elects to take which fulfill both the General Education requirements and the major requirements.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.
10
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology
This sample schedule is a suggested plan for students to follow in completing the Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology.  Due to course schedule changes and staff assignments, students may not be able to follow the plan exactly.  Students should consult with their advisors to plan classes before registering each term.

First Year F S
PSYX 100 3  
PSYX 222   3
Math 3  
Foreign Language 4 4
General Education 6 6
Totals 16 13
Second Year F S
PSYX 223 3  
PSYX 224 1  
Math   3
Foreign Language 3 3
General Education  4 8
Electives 4 4
Totals 15 18
Third Year F S
PSYX 400 3  
General Education 4 5
Minor 3 5
Electives 5 4
Totals 15 14
Fourth Year F S
PSYX 395/495 3  
PSYX 494   3
PSYX 499   3
Minor 6 6
Electives 6 2
Totals 15 14

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