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

Effective Spring 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
First-Year Seminar
1
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Quantification selection (GQ)
3
Natural Science selection (GN)
3
Health and Physical Activity selection (GHA)
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Quantification selection (GQ)
3
Social/Developmental selection*
3
Humanities selection (GH)
3
Arts selection (GA)
3
Natural Science selection (GN)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Biological Bases of Behavior selection*
3
Clinical/Applied selection*
3
Social and Behavioral Science selection (GS)
3
CAS 100A/B Effective Speech
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science selection (GN)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Diversity selection*
3
4
Psychology in the Workplace selection**
or Human Factors and Design selection**
or Science selection**
3
Health and Physical Activity selection (GHA)
1.5
ENGL 202A (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
4
400-level selection
3
Psychology in the Workplace Selection**
or Human Factors and Design Selection**
or Science 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
Quantification selection (GQ)
3
Cognitive/Learning selection**
3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
PSYCH 489 Professional Development in Psychology
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Total credits 17

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-level selection
3
Psychology in the Workplace Selection**
or Science Selection**
or Human Factors and Design Selection**
3
Psychology in the Workplace Selection**
or Science Selection**
or Human Factors and Design Selection**
3
Elective

Elective

3
Arts selection (GA)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 494 Research Projects
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Psychology in the Workplace Selection**
or Science Selection**
or Human Factors and Design Selection**
3
Psychology in the Workplace Selection**
or Science Selection**
or Human Factors and Design Selection**
3
Social and Behavioral Science selection (GS)
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

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)

 

**Choose from the following three tracks:
Psychology in the Workplace Option: Students must take PSYCH 281 and 15 credits of Business-related courses. 6 credits may be selected from PSYCH 282, 484 or 485.
Science Option: Students must take PSYCH 253, 260A or 261 and 15 credits of science-related courses. 6 credits may be selected from PSYCH 253, 260A or 261 if not used to fulfill the first requirement.
Human Factors/Design Option: Students must take PSYCH 244, 444 and PSYCH 253 or 256. In addition, students must take 9 credits of Psychology, Engineering and Business-related courses.

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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