Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Psychology (B.A. Degree)

 

Freshman Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1 First Year Seminar 102 1
D.E.C. A 3 D.E.C. A 3
PSY 103 3 PSY Group A (220 or 230 or 240) OR PSY Group B (250 or 260) 3
MAT course* 4 PHI course 3
BIO course 4 SOC or ANT or POL course** 3
D.E.C. 3 Statistics course*** 3
Total   16-18 Total 16
       
Sophomore Fall Credits Spring Credits
PSY Group B (if Group A taken) OR Group A (if Group B taken) 3 PSY Group A or B course 3
Course outside concentration (#1) 3 PSY 200 and above elective 3
PSY 310 (or D.E.C. course and take PSY 310 in spring) 3 D.E.C. (or PSY 310 if not taken in fall) 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 15 Total 15
       
Junior Fall Credits Spring Credits
PSY Upper-Division elec. (301 to 384) 3 PSY Upper-Division elective (301-384) 3
Course outside concentration (#2) 3 Upper-Division course outside concentration (#3) 3
Upper-Division elective 3 PSY Upper-Division elective (301-384) 3
Upper-Division elective 3 D.E.C. 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Total 15
Total   16-18    
       
Senior Fall Credits Spring Credits
Upper-Division outside concentration (course #4) 3 D.E.C. 3
PSY Upper-Division elective (301-384) 3 Upper-Division elective 3
D.E.C. 3 Upper-Division elective 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Elective 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15

*Choose from among the following: AMS 101, CSE 110 , MAT 118 or any higher AMS, CSE, or MAT course approved by the department. Note: PSY 201 (or equivalent introductory statistics courses) does not satisfy this requirement. Students who pass the Mathematics Placement Exam at Level 4 or above are not required to complete a course in this category.

**Any course offered by these departments except SOC 202 or POL 201

***Choose one of the following: AMS 102, ECO 320, POL 201, PSY 201, or SOC 202

 

Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Psychology (B.S. Degree)

 

Freshman Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1 First Year Seminar 102 1
D.E.C. A 3 D.E.C. A 3
PSY 103 3 PSY Group A (220 or 230 or 240) OR PSY Group B (250 or 260) 3
MAT 125 or 131 or 141       3-4 D.E.C. 3
CHE 131*       3-4 MAT 126 or 132 or 142       3-4
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total   16-18 Total   16-17
       
Sophomore Fall Credits Spring Credits
PSY 201** 3 PSY 310 4
PSY Group B (if Group A taken) OR Group A (if Group B taken) 3 PSY Group A or B 3
BIO 201, 202, or 203, and 204 5 PSY elective*** 3
D.E.C. 3 BIO 201, 202, or 203, and 205 5
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 17 Total 18
       
Junior Fall Credits Spring Credits
PSY advanced laboratory (380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or 384)      3-4 PSY 301 or AMS 315 3
Science sequence elective 3 Science sequence elective 3
PSY Upper-Division elective*** 3 D.E.C. 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Upper-Division elective 3
D.E.C. 3 Elective 3
Total   15-16 Total 15
       
Senior Fall Credits Spring Credits
PSY Upper-Division elective*** 3 PSY Upper-Division elective *** 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Upper-Division elective 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Upper-Division elective 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15
       

‑Note:  Passing a placement test at the appropriate level also satisfies the calculus requirement.

* CHE 131 is a prerequisite to the 200-level BIO courses.

** Other statistics courses allowed are AMS 102, ECO 320, POL 201, or SOC 202.

*** May not use any of the following to fulfill this requirement: PSY 273, 283, 399, 447, 475, 476, 487, 488, or 495-496.