Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Psychology, B.S.

Curriculum

A. General Education Core (35 hours)

General education requirements for Major or Minor in Psychology include 35 hours of general education core courses. The students can select courses from various general education sections as per general education core curriculum instructions except the listed courses that are required for Major or Minor in Psychology.

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology

3

PSY 212General Psychology

3

BIOL 101General Biology for Majors I

4

B. Major Core Requirements (45 hours)

1. Core Courses (24 hours)

PSY 221Professional Perspectives in Psychology

1

PSY 250Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 301Statistics and Research Design

4

PSY 311Psychological Tests and Measurement

3

PSY 351Experimental Psychology

4

PSY 360Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 450Learning and Cognition

3

PSY 490Senior Seminar in Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:24

2. Core Electives: (Select seven** courses) 21 hours

Select two courses from Group 1, two from Group 2, and three from Group 3 for Psychology Major requirements. For Minor in Psychology, select any two courses from the offered Psychology core electives.

**Select two for Minor

Group 1: Experimental/Physiological (choose 2)
Select two courses from the following:
PSY 370Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 390Psychology of Addictions

3

PSY 400Sensation and Perception

3

PSY 375Health Psychology

3

Group 2: Personality/Social (choose 2)
Select any two courses from the following:
PSY 260Psychology of Adjustment

3

PSY 320Psychology of Social Behavior

3

PSY 330Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 380Psychology of Group Behavior and Inter-group Conflict

3

Group 3: Applications & Specialties (choose 3)
Select three courses from the following:
PSY 296Environmental Psychology

3

PSY 340Psychology of Cultural Diversity

3

PSY 407Community Psychology

3

PSY 410Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 420Counseling Principles and Practices

3

PSY 480Practicum in Psychology

3

C. Related Area Course Requirements (15-16 hours)

Select 3-4 credits from BIOL 102/L, PHS 110, PHS 210 and CHEM 101/L; two consecutive courses (6 credits) from foreign languages; and 6 credits from the listed related area courses if those courses are not used to satisfy GE or Core Elective requirements.

Select 3-4 credit hours from the following:

BIOL 102General Biology for Majors II

4

CHEM 101General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHS 110Introduction to Public Health

3

PHS 210Community Health, Safety, and Disease

3

Take labs with BIOL 102 and CHEM 101 

Select two (2) consecutive courses in a foreign language (6 credit hours):


FREN 101Elementary French

3

FREN 102Elementary French

3

FREN 201Intermediate French

3

FREN 202Intermediate French

3

SPAN 101Elementary Spanish

3

SPAN 102Elementary Spanish

3

SPAN 111Conversational Spanish

3

SPAN 112Conversational Spanish

3

SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish

3

SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish

3

SPAN 303Spanish Composition

3

SPAN 304Spanish Conversation

3

SPAN 401Survey of Spanish Literature

3

SPAN 402Survey of Latino Literature

3

CHIN 101Introduction to Chinese I

3

CHIN 102Introduction to Chinese II

3

The selected language courses cannot satisfy general education requirement

Select 6 credit hours from the following:

AVI 260Aviation Human Factors and Safety

3

BIOL 210Genetics

4

COM 200Interpersonal Communication

3

CSC 114Introduction to Computer Science

3

ENGL 401Technical Writing

3

HLTH 367First Aid, CPR and Safety

3

HLTH 369Principles of Nutrition

3

HLTH 460Contemporary Health Education

2

HLTH 465Drug Education

3

JOUR 349Mass Media

3

JOUR 351Journalism I

3

JOUR 352Journalism II

3

MCOM 250Introduction to Broadcasting

3

MIS 201Applied Leadership and Management I

2

MIS 202Applied Leadership and Management II

2

MIS 301Leadership and Management I

3

MIS 302Leadership and Management II

3

MIS 303U.S. Military History

3

PESM 211Introduction to Sport Psychology

3

PESM 311Sport Marketing and Promotion

3

PESM 312Legal Issues of Sport/Rec

3

PESM 313Governance in Sport

3

PESM 410Organization and Management

3

PESM 411Facilities Management

3

PHIL 252Critical Thinking and Logic

3

PHSC 355Healthcare Informatics

2

PHS 110Introduction to Public Health

3

PHS 210Community Health, Safety, and Disease

3

PHS 322Principles of Epidemiology

3

POLS 305Political Theory

3

POLS 307American Political Ideas

3

POLS 310American Presidency

3

POLS 402Politics and Problems of Contemporary Africa

3

POLS 403American Foreign Policy

3

POLS 404Comparative Politics

3

POLS 483International Relations

3

POLS 484International Organization

3

PSY 320Psychology of Social Behavior

3

PSY 330Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 340Psychology of Cultural Diversity

3

PSY 370Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 380Psychology of Group Behavior and Inter-group Conflict

3

PSY 390Psychology of Addictions

3

PSY 400Sensation and Perception

3

PSY 407Community Psychology

3

PSY 410Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 420Counseling Principles and Practices

3

PSY 480Practicum in Psychology

3

SOC 305Sociology of the African-American

3

SOC 385Social Theory

3

SOC 412Social Stratification

3

SOC 480Seminar in Human Terrain Systems in South Asia

3

SOWK 395Women and Religion

3

SPCH 314Public Speaking

3

SPCH 316Argumentation and Debate

3

CJ 208Drugs, Alcohol and Crime to Substance Abuse

3

BFIN 210Personal Financial Management

3

SOC 207Race and Ethnic Relations

3

SOC 345Introduction to SPSS

3

Selected courses should not satisfy general education, Psychology core elective, or related area requirements

D. Free Electives (25 hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Curriculum Guide for Majors in Psychology

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENGL 102Composition I

3

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - A

3

BIOL 101General Biology for Majors I

4

Social & Behavior Sciences A

3

Humanities and Fine Arts A

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

ENGL 103Composition II

3

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

PSY 212General Psychology

3

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology

3

Minor/Electives

3

Related Area Elective 3

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Humanities and Fine Arts A

3

Foreign Language I

3

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

PSY 221Professional Perspectives in Psychology

1

PSY 360Abnormal Psychology

3

Major Core Elective II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

PSY 250Developmental Psychology

3

Foreign Language II

3

PSY 301Statistics and Research Design

4

Related Area Course (4 hours)

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Junior Year

First Semester

PSY 311Psychological Tests and Measurement

3

Major Core Elective II

3

Related Area Elective 1

3

Minor/Electives

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

PSY 351Experimental Psychology

4

Major Core Elective I

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Minor/Electives

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Senior Year

First Semester

Minor/Electives

3

Minor/Electives

3

Minor/Electives

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

PSY 450Learning and Cognition

3

PSY 490Senior Seminar in Psychology

3

Related Area Elective 3

3

Minor/Electives

3

Minor/Electives

3

Total Credit Hours:15

NOTE: Psychology 212 (General Psychology) occurs as a prerequisite to all other courses in psychology.