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Psychology Courses Table


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Psychology Courses Table


Core General Courses (11 credit hours, required of Psychology Majors, Teaching Majors and BIS students)


  • PSY 1010 SS - Introductory Psychology Credits: (3) *
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    There are two options to complete the required Statistics and Research Methods course sequence in Psychology.  A student must complete one option or the other and cannot complete the sequence by a combination of courses in each option.

OPTION A:


This option is strongly encouraged for all Psychology Majors including teaching majors and those with a BIS emphasis.

NOTE:

*PSY 1010  is required for all courses in the psychology curriculum EXCEPT the following:  PSY 1540, PSY 2000, PSY 2370, PSY 3000, PSY 3010, PSY 3100, PSY 3140, PSY 3600, PSY 3605, PSY 3615, PSY 3616, and PSY 4900.

**PSY 3615  and 3616  is a yearlong course sequence offered each academic year, with 3615 offered in the Fall of a given academic year and 3616 offered in the Spring.  The sequence must be completed in the same academic year and with the same faculty member to complete the departmental Statistics and Research Methods requirement.  It is recommended that the course sequence be taken in the junior year and has the prerequisite of MATH 1010  or equivalent.

*** PSY 3600  is recommended to be taken no later than first semester junior year and has a prerequisite of MATH 1010  or equivalent.  PSY majors may substitute CJ 3600 , SW 3600 , or SOC 3600  for PSY 3600, but an additional 3 credits will be added to the graduation requirement (this addition is waived for dual majors).

****PSY 3605  is recommended to be taken no later than first semester junior year and has PSY 3600  or its equivalent as a prerequisite/co-requisite.

***** PSY 3610  is recommended to be taken no later than second semester junior year. Note that PSY 3600  and PSY 3605  (or equivalents approved by the Department Chair) are prerequisite courses for PSY 3610.

Core Content Courses (18 credit hours, required of Psychology Majors and Teaching Majors)


Area A: Biological Basis of Behavior (Choose 1 course)


Area B: Development Basis of Behavior (Choose 1 course)


Area C: Abnormal Psychology


Area D: Cognitive Basis of Behavior (Choose 1 course)


Area E: Individual Differences and Social Processes (Choose 1 course)


Area F: Diversity (Choose 1 course)


NOTE:

† One of these courses must be taken to fulfill the core course requirements.  However, students may opt to take the other course(s) in each section as electives.

Capstone Requirement (4 credit hours, required of Psychology Majors and Teaching Majors, prerequisite: PSY 3610 or 3616).


Student must complete PSY 4950  and one other capstone class to fulfill the capstone requirements in Psychology.

NOTE:


† In addition to 4950, one of these courses must be taken to fulfill the capstone course requirement.  Each has PSY 3610  or 3616  as a prerequisite.  Students may opt to take the other courses in this group as an elective.

& Permission of instructor and/or application/contract required.

* PSY 4950  requires one of the other capstone courses as a prerequisite or co-requisite.

**PSY 4000  required of teaching majors as a capstone or elective class.

***PSY 4310  requires PSY 3010  as a prerequisite.

****PSY 4905  prerequisite course(s) will depend on class topic.

*****PSY 4910  is taken for one semester to complete and defend a research proposal.  This course is taken for a second semester to complete and defend the research project.
 

Additional Courses (12 credit hours required for Majors and Teaching Majors taken from the Core General, Core Content, Capstone Experience, or Elective (Group A or B) courses).


NOTE:

+ see class description for specific prerequisites.

Electives Group B: Individualized Instruction and Experiential Courses


NOTE:

& Permission of instructor or chair and/or application/contract required.

* PSY 2800  must be taken prior to completing PSY 3610  otherwise student may enroll in PSY 4800 .

** PSY 2830  must be taken prior to completing PSY 3610  otherwise student may enroll in PSY 4830 .

*** PSY 2830 /4890  requires the student to have a current job in the field.  2830 may be taken by non-psychology majors or minors, 4830 requires PSY major or minor status.

**** PSY 4380  requires 18 credit hours of psychology courses, approved by the supervising instructor, one of which must be PSY 1010 .  Also, permission of the instructor is required.

***** PSY 4920  may be used for credit toward a major or minor or BIS in psychology but only when written permission of the department is given at the time of registration.

Course Designations:
DV = Fulfills a University Diversity Requirement
SS = Fulfills a Social Science General Education Requirement

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