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2012-2013 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)



Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)

1.   Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after.  See “General 
      Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.”
2.   Satisfy the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.
      Bachelor of Arts option – 6 semester hours of sophomore foreign language
      Bachelor of Science option - natural sciences with lab (for a total of 11 sem. Hrs. of natural sciences)
      General requirements – 13-17 semester hours including ENGL 3430 Professional Writing, HUMA 4322
      Ethics, and six semester hours of any upper division HUMA, HIST or ENGL courses. 
3.   Specialization - 27 advanced semester hours, including PSYC 3315 Statistics for the Social Sciences; PSYC
      3316 Child and Adolescent Development or PSYC 3317 Adult Development and Gerontology; PSYC 
      3314 Physiological Psychology; PSYC 4310 Tests and Measurements; PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology; 
      PSYC 4312 Social Psychology; PSYC 4314 History and Systems; PSYC 4320 Principles of Learning; 
      PSYC 4318 Research Methods for the Social Sciences.
4.   Free electives—Additional hours to satisfy the minimum of 120 credit hours on the degree plan and any other
      minimums, such as 54 upper division credit hours.

These requirements are summarized in the following table:

Psychology Plan

I. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
(42 total core hours required).
LD LD/UD UD TOTAL
    English Composition 6     6
    College Math or higher 3     3
    Natural Sciences 6     6
    Humanities 3     3
    Visual/Performing Arts 3     3
    U.S. History 6     6
    Political Science 6     6
    Social/Behavioral Science 3     3
    Speech 3     3
    Computer Literacy 3     3

II. PLAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL
    A. General
        ENGL 3430 Professional Writing     4 4
        (B.A. option) Foreign Language --  (6 s.h. in sophomore 
        foreign language
  6
        (B.S. option) Additional Natural Science with Labs 5     5
        HUMA 4322 Ethics     3 3
        6 s.h. UD HUMA/HIST/ENGL     6 6
    B. Specialization (27 s.h.)        
        PSYC 3315 Statistics for the Social Sciences     3 3
        PSYC 3316 Child and Adolescent Development
          or PSYC 3317 Adult Development and Gerontology
    3 3
        PSYC 3314 Physiological Psychology     3 3
        PSYC 4310 Tests and Measurements     3 3
        PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology     3 3
        PSYC 4312 Social Psychology     3 3
        PSYC 4314 History and Systems     3 3
        PSYC 4318 Research Methods for the Social Sciences     3 3
        PSYC 4320 Principles of Learning     3 3
    C.  FREE ELECTIVES (Additional hours to satisfy the minimum of 120 credit hours on the degree
            plan and any other minimums such as 54 upper division hours.)
* TOTAL       120

* Total must be minimum of 120 s.h. with minimum of 54 s.h. at upper division level.