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