Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts 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
3
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Foreign Language (1)

Foreign Language (1)

4
Total credits 14.5

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
3
Foreign Language (2)

Foreign Language (2)

4
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

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

Semester 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.*
4
PSYCH 200 - Level Notes for: PSYCH 200-Level

PSYCH 200-Level

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

Humanities (GH)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Foreign Language (3)

Foreign Language (3)

4
Total credits 15.5

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
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
BA Requirement (See adviser for list)Notes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

One of the BA requirements is a course called "Other Cultures". This is not the same as the US/IL requirement for Gen Ed.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

PSYCH 200 or 400 LevelNotes for: PSYCH 200 or 400

PSYCH 200 or 400

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 LevelNotes for: PSYCH 200 or 400

PSYCH 200 or 400

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
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science

3-4
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 18

Semester 6

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

PSYCH 200 or 400

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 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
Elective

Elective

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
BA Required Course (see adviser for list)

BA Required Course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

PSYCH 400 LevelNotes for: PSYCH 400

PSYCH 400

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 Notes for: PSYCH 400

PSYCH 400

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
BA Required Course (See adviser for course list)

BA Required Course

3
Elective

Elective

3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

PSYCH 400 Level (if capstone is 3 credits)Notes for: PSYCH 400

PSYCH 400

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 Course (Consult your adviser)Notes for: PSYCH 400 Level Capstone Course

PSYCH 400 Level Capstone Course

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
BA Required Course (See adviser for course list)

BA Required Course

3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • [1] Students must have proficiency in language up to the 12th credit level (e.g., Spanish III; French III)
  • [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.

     

Legend

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

Footnotes

BA Requirement
One of the BA requirements is a course called "Other Cultures". This is not the same as the US/IL requirement for Gen Ed.
PSYCH 200 or 400
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 200 or 400
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 200 or 400
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
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 400
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 400
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses.
PSYCH 400 Level Capstone Course
Check prerequisites before registering for this course. This includes the requirement of 60 credits before taking 400-level courses. Consult with your adviser regarding capstone options.