BS in Psychology, Life Sciences Option — Recommended Academic Plan for Penn State World Campus

123 Credits

Stage 1—Build Foundations

3
PSYCH 100: Introduction to PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education (GQ)Notes for: General Education (GQ)

General Education (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education (GH)

General Education (GH)

3
General Education (GA)

General Education (GA)

3
Total credits 15

Stage 2—Build Foundations

STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PSYCH 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: PSYCH 200

PSYCH 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
General Education (GN)

General Education (GN)

3
General Education (GS)Notes for: General Education (GS)

General Education (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education (GHA)

General Education (GHA)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Stage 3—Formulate Understanding

3
PSYCH 105: Psychology as a Science and ProfessionNotes for: PSYCH 105

PSYCH 105

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 2xx (Group A)Notes for: PSYCH 2xx (Group A)

PSYCH 2xx (Group A)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education (GQ)Notes for: General Education (GQ)

General Education (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education (GN)

General Education (GN)

3
Total credits 15

Stage 4—Formulate Understanding

PSYCH 2xx (Group B)Notes for: PSYCH 2xx (Group B)

PSYCH 2xx (Group B)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 2xx (Group C)Notes for: PSYCH 2xx (Group C)

PSYCH 2xx (Group C)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option CourseNotes for: Option Course

Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education (GA)

General Education (GA)

3
General Education (GS)

General Education (GS)

3
Total credits 15

Stage 5—Generate Expertise

PSYCH 2xx: (Additional Course at 200‐level)Notes for: PSYCH 2xx: (Additional Course at 200‐level)

PSYCH 2xx: (Additional Course at 200‐level)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 4xxNotes for: PSYCH 4xx

PSYCH 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option CourseNotes for: Option Course

Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education (GN with lab)

General Education (GN with lab)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Stage 6—Generate Expertise

PSYCH 4xxNotes for: PSYCH 4xx

PSYCH 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology

PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Option CourseNotes for: Option Course

Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option Supporting Course (Natural Sciences)Notes for: Option Supporting Course (Natural Sciences)

Option Supporting Course (Natural Sciences)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education (GH)

General Education (GH)

3
Total credits 15

Stage 7—Achieve Your Goals

PSYCH 4xxNotes for: PSYCH 4xx

PSYCH 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202A (GWS): Effective Writing for Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A (GWS): Effective Writing for Social Sciences

ENGL 202A (GWS): Effective Writing for Social Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option CourseNotes for: Option Course

Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option Supporting Course (Social and Behavioral Sciences)Notes for: Option Supporting Course (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Option Supporting Course (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Stage 8—Achieve Your Goals

PSYCH 4xxNotes for: PSYCH 4xx

PSYCH 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 490: Senior Seminar in PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 490: Senior Seminar in Psychology

PSYCH 490: Senior Seminar in Psychology

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option CourseNotes for: Option Course

Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option Supporting Course (Social and Behavioral Science)Notes for: Option Supporting Course (Social and Behavioral Science)

Option Supporting Course (Social and Behavioral Science)

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

Elective

3 or 4
Total credits 15 or 16

Additional Notes

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS, and GHA are codes used to identify different categories of general education requirements.
US, IL, and US/IL are codes used to identify courses that satisfy US and/or international cultures requirements.
W is the code for courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum Requirements
Please consult your adviser for transfer credit application to this plan

Legend

# 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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