Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

(Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 105, Introduction to Psychology3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
Information Technology Literacy course3
Math course3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain course (1st of 5)3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
Lab Science (BIO 111 recommended)4
Social Science/Humanities elective3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain course (2nd of 5)3
PSY elective (1st of 3 required)3
Social Science/Humanities elective3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain course (3rd of 5)3
PSY elective (2nd of 3 required)3
Humanities elective3
AUCT (but not AUCT 150)4
Social Science elective3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 372, Statistics for Psychology4
PSY domain course (4th of 5)3
Humanities elective3
Arts course3
Elective or PSY 384/4893
Total Credits = 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 470W, Research Methods for Psychology4
PSY domain course (5th of 5)3
Citizenship/Community course3
Elective or PSY 4873
Elective or PSY 385/4893
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 405, History and Systems in Psychology3
PSY elective (3rd of 3 required)3
Elective or PSY 484/488/4893
Writing Intensive course3
Diversity course3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY elective or PSY 500s*3
Electives or PSY 485/4896
Electives or HON 4943-6
Total Credits = 12-15

In order to graduate, a psychology major must earn a GPA of 2.25 or better in psychology courses constituting the major. 

Psychology majors should take the introductory course PSY 105 prior to other courses. At least one PSY course must come from each of the five Domains (Biological, Cognition & Learning, Developmental, Personality & Individual Differences, and Social & Cultural).

PSY 372 and PSY 470W must be taken in order. Psychology majors must earn a grade of C- (or above) in PSY 372 and PSY 470W.

PSY 470W satisfies one of two writing intensive course requirements. A second writing intensive course must also be taken.

Only one experiential course can be applied toward the major or the minor. After the first course, additional experiential courses will be counted as a free elective toward graduation requirements. 

Additional information about graduating with Psychology Honors is available in the bulletin.

*A PSY 500-level course may be taken by seniors who have demonstrated superior performance in courses in the major with permission of the department.

Psychology Domains

Biological
PSY 210   Physiological Psychology
PSY 311   Brain and Behavior
Approved Special Topics courses

Cognition and Learning
PSY 222   Behavior and Behavior Change
PSY 320   Thinking, Memory, and Problem    Solving
PSY 425   Motivation and Emotion
Approved Special Topics courses

Developmental
PSY 215   Lifespan Development
PSY 240   Infant and Child Development
PSY 241   Adolescent and Adult Development
Approved Special Topics courses

Personality and Individual Differences
PSY 255   Personality Psychology
PSY 260   Psychology of Adjustment
PSY 262   Abnormal Psychology
Approved Special Topics courses

Social and Cultural
PSY 252   Social Psychology
PSY 257   Multicultural Psychology
Approved Special Topics courses

Additional Psychology Courses

Applied Psychology
PSY 205           Career Development
PSY 247           Psychology of Death and Dying
PSY 248           Psychology of Gender
PSY 253           Psychology Applied to the Workplace
PSY 258           Human Sexual Behavior
PSY 261           Stress and Stress Management
PSY 265           Sports Psychology
PSY 323W       Health Psychology
PSY 465           Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Advanced Studies in Psychology
PSY 384-385   Student Internship (Junior) (experiential)
PSY 484-485   Student Internship (Senior) (experiential)
PSY 487           Honors Seminar
PSY 488           Honors Thesis
PSY 489           Independent Study (experiential)

NOTE:  PSY 132, 232, 332, and 333 cannot be counted as electives towards the major or minor.