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

A course planning guide for this major may be found hereThe major course planning guides are not part of the official Undergraduate Bulletin, and are only updated periodically for use as an advising tool. The Undergraduate Bulletin supersedes any errors or omissions in the major course planning guides.  

FRESHMAN

FALL Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1
WRT 101 3
PSY 103 3
MAT course* 4
BIO course 4
SBC  3
 Total 18
 
SPRING Credits
First Year Seminar 102 1
WRT 102 3
PSY Group A (220 or 230 o 240) OR PSY Group B (250 or 260) 3
PHI course 3
SOC or ANT or POL course** 3
Statistics course***
 3
 Total 16
 
SOPHOMORE

FALL Credits
PSY Group B (if Group A taken) OR Group A (if Group B taken) 3
Course outside concentration (#1) 3
PSY 310 3
SBC 3
SBC
 3
 Total 15
 
SPRING Credits
PSY Group A or B course 3
PSY 200 and above elective 3
SBC 3
SBC 3
SBC
 3
 Total 15
 
JUNIOR

FALL Credits
PSY Upper-division elec. (301 to 384) 3
Course outside concentration (#2) 3
Upper-division elective 3
Upper-division elective  3
Elective  3
Elective 3
 Total 18
 
SPRING Credits
PSY Upper-division elective (301-384) 3
Upper-division course outside concentration (#3) 3
PSY Upper-Division elective (301-384) 3
SBC 3
Elective 3
 Total 15
 
SENIOR

FALL Credits
Upper-division outside concentration (course #4)  3
PSY Upper-division elective (301-384)  3
Upper-division elective  3
Upper-division elective  3
SBC  3
 Total 15
 
SPRING Credits
SBC 3
Upper-division elective  3
Upper-division elective
Elective
Elective
 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) 

A course planning guide for this major may be found here.

FRESHMAN

FALL Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1
 WRT 101 3
  PSY 103  3
  MAT 125 or 131 or 141  3-4
  CHE 131 * 3-4 
 SBC  3
 Total 16-18 
 
SPRING Credits
First Year Seminar 102 1
WRT 102 3
PSY Group A (220 or 230 or 240) OR PSY Group B (250 or 260)  3
  MAT 126 or 132 or 142 3-4 
 SBC
 SBC
 Total  16-17
 
SOPHOMORE

FALL Credits
  PSY 201 **
PSY Group B (if Group A taken) OR Group A (if Group B taken) 3
BIO 201 , 202, or 203, and 204 5
SBC
SBC 3
 Total 17 
 
SPRING Credits
PSY 310  4 
PSY Group A or B  3
PSY elective***   3
BIO 201 , 202, or 203, and 205  5
SBC  3
 Total  18
 
JUNIOR

FALL Credits
PSY advanced laboratory (380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or 384) 3-4 
Science sequence elective  3 
PSY Upper-division elective***  3
Upper-division elective  3
SBC  3
Total   15-16
 
SPRING Credits
PSY 301 or AMS 315  3 
Science sequence elective  3
Upper-division elective  3
SBC  3
SBC  3
Total   15
 
SENIOR

FALL Credits
PSY Upper-division elective***  3
Upper-division elective  3 
Upper-division elective  3
Upper-division elective  3
SBC  3
 Total  15
 
SPRING Credits
PSY Upper-division elective***  3
Upper-division elective  3
Upper-division elective  3
Elective  3
SBC  3
 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.