Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Penn State New Kensington

Semester 1

PSYCH 100 (GS) - introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

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

Natural Science (GN)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 13.5

Semester 2

PSYCH 200-Level Notes for: PSYCH 200-Level

PSYCH 200-Level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantifications (GQ)

Quantifications (GQ)

3
Business/Science Option (See adviser for list)Notes for: Business/Science Option

Business/Science Option

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

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

PSYCH 200-Level Notes for: PSYCH 200-Level

PSYCH 200-Level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 200 (GQ) - Elementary Statistics Notes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Business/Science Option (See adviser for list)Notes for: Business/Science Option

Business/Science Option

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3-4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

PSYCH 301W - Basic Research Methods in PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 301W

PSYCH 301W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PSYCH 200 LevelNotes for: PSYCH 200

PSYCH 200

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

Arts (GA)

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
BS Option (nat sci/quant) (See adviser for list)Notes for: BS Option

BS Option

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

Semester 5

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level Notes for: PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level Notes for: PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3-4
Health/Physical Activity (GHA)

GHA

1.5
Total credits 16.5-17.5

Semester 6

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level Notes for: PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level Notes for: PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level Notes for: PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Business/Science Option (See adviser for list)Notes for:

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

Semester 7

PSYCH 400 LevelNotes for: PSYCH 400 Level

PSYCH 400 Level

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Business/Science Option (See adviser for list)Notes for: Business/Science Option

Business/Science Option

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BS Option (nat sci/quant) (See adviser for list)Notes for: BS Option (nat sci/quant)

BS Option (nat sci/quant)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
BS Option (Social Science) (See adviser for list)Notes for: BS Option (Social Science)

BS Option (Social Science)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 8

PSYCH 400 Level (3 cr if Capstone is 3 cr)Notes for: PSYCH 400 Level )

PSYCH 400 Level )

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 400 Level Capstone Notes for: PSYCH 400 Level Capstone

PSYCH 400 Level Capstone

Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-6
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Business/Science Option (See adviser for list)

Business/Science Option

3
Total credits 15-18

Additional Notes

  • [1] Select 15 credits from: ANTH 021; BBH 101; BIOL 133; BIOL 222; BIOL 155; BIOL 129; BIOL 141; BIOL 177; BIOL 220W; BIOL 230W; BIOL 240W; BIOL 409; BIOL 421; BIOL 427; BIOL 464; BIOL 469; BIOL 472; BIOL 479; CHEM 110; CHEM 111; CHEM 112; CHEM 113; CHEM 202
  • [2] Students must take a minimum of 3 credits of PSYCH courses from each of 6 categories; 1. Learning and Cognition; 2. Social and Personality; 3. Biological Bases of Behavior; 4. Developmental Processes; 5. Applied and Clinical; 6. Capstone Experience
  • [3] Students must take at least 15 credits of PSYCH at the 400-level; PSYCH 400-level courses require 60+ credits and usually Psych 301W
  • [4] Students must take 6 additional credits in Natural Science (GN) or Quantification (GQ) and 3 additional credits in Social Science (GS)
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

     

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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.

Footnotes

PSYCH 200 or 400 Level
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 200 or 400 Level
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 400 Level
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 400 Level )
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 400 Level Capstone
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.