Recommended Academic Plan for Psychology (PSHBA) at Penn State Behrend

Effective Spring 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
First-Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar

1
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

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
Quantification (GQ)
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
World Language (Level One)

Foreign Language (Level One)

4
Total credits 15.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Quantification selection (GQ)
3
Social/Developmental Selection*
3
Humanities selection (GH)
3
Arts selection (GA)
3
World Language (Level Two)
4
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Biological Bases of Behavior selection*
3
Clinical/Applied selection*
3
3
Social and Behavioral Science selection (GS)
3
World Language (Level Three)
4
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Diversity selection*
3
4.0
Arts selection (GA)
3
Natural Science selection (GN)
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 301W Basic Research Methods in Psychology
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
400-level selection
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other Cultures selection
3
Humanities selection (GH)
3
400-level selection
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 406W Advanced Research Projects in Psychology
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
400-level selection
3
BA Knowledge Domain
3
Social and Behavioral Science selection (GS)
3
PSYCH 489: Professional Development in Psychology
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 14

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-level selection
3
Natural Science selection (GN)
3
BA Knowledge Domain
3
Elective

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity selection (GHA)
1.5
Total credits 13.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 494 Research ProjectsNotes for: PSYCH 494

PSYCH 494

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
Elective
1
BA Knowledge Domain
3
Natural Science selection (GN)
3
Total credits 13

Additional Notes

*Choose from the following categories of courses:
Biological Bases of Behavior (choose from PSYCH 253, 260, 261, 269, 425, 439, 441, 450, 461, 462, 464, 475, 478)
Social/Developmental (choose from PSYCH 212, 221, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 420, 421, 423, 424)
Cognitive/Learning (choose from PSYCH 253, 256, 261, 268, 413, 426, 427, 439, 452, 453, 456, 461)
Clinical/Applied (choose from EDPSY 014, HDFS 311, 315, PSYCH 238, 244, 270, 281, 370, 404, 405, 408, 414, 419, 438, 443, 470, 471, 476, 477, 481, 482, 484, 485)
Diversity (choose from PSYCH 230, 231, 232, 422, 432, 479)

Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The number of electives required varies per student. Please be sure to consult with an adviser about your intended plan.

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

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