Recommended Academic Plan for Applied Psychology at Berks

Effective Date: March 14, 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

MATH 21 recommended prior to taking STAT 200, but not required.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 100 - Introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
3
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A or 100B or 100C (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 212 - Intorduction to Developmental PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 212

PSYCH 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
200-Level PSYCH SelectionNotes for: 200-Level PSYCH Selection

200-Level PSYCH Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH SelectionNotes for: PSYCH Selection

PSYCH Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A (GWS) - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A

ENGL 202A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 200 - Elementary Statistics in Psychology (GQ)Notes for: PSYCH 200

PSYCH 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

MATH 21 recommended prior to taking STAT 200, but not required.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
PSYCH 296 - Independent StudiesNotes for: PSYCH 296

PSYCH 296

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 495 - InternshipNotes for: PSYCH 495

PSYCH 495

A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 301 - Basic Research Methods in PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 301

PSYCH 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
400-Level PSYCH SelectionNotes for: 400-Level PSYCH Selection

400-Level PSYCH Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 495 - InternshipNotes for: PSYCH 495

PSYCH 495

A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 404 - Principles of MeasurementNotes for: PSYCH 404

PSYCH 404

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level PSYCH SelectionNotes for: 400-Level PSYCH Selection

400-Level PSYCH Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 495 - InternshipNotes for: PSYCH 495

PSYCH 495

A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level PSYCH SelectionNotes for: 400-Level PSYCH Selection

400-Level PSYCH Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Support Course SelectionNotes for: Support Course Selection

Support Course Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 495 - InternshipNotes for: PSYCH 495

PSYCH 495

A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 496 - Independent StudiesNotes for: PSYCH 496

PSYCH 496

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 18

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following course fulfills the Writing Across The Curriculum requirement for this major: PSYCH 301.

 

  • Students interested in pursuing a Master in Social Work (MSW) may need to complete the following liberal arts core requirements with a final grade of a C or better in order to be admitted: English Composition, Human Biology, Humanities, Mathematics, Policial Science, Psychology, and Sociology.  Consult advisor for details.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

GQ
MATH 21 recommended prior to taking STAT 200, but not required.
200-Level PSYCH Selection
Consult advisor for list.
PSYCH Selection
Consult advisor for list.
STAT 200
MATH 21 recommended prior to taking STAT 200, but not required.
PSYCH 495
A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
400-Level PSYCH Selection
Consult advisor for list.
PSYCH 495
A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
400-Level PSYCH Selection
Consult advisor for list.
PSYCH 495
A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.
400-Level PSYCH Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Support Course Selection
Consult advisor for list.
PSYCH 495
A total of twelve (12) credits of internship experience is required in the junior and senior years. Internship experiences are typically scheduled in units of three (3) to six (6) credits in consultation with the Penn State Berks internship supervisor. Consult advisor for details.