Penn State York Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (PYACC)

Effective: Fall 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology (GS)Notes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Foreign Language 001 [1]
4
Natural Science (GN)
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Elective
3
PSYCH 200-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 200-level course

PSYCH 200-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Foreign Language 002 [1]
4
Quantification (GQ)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 200-level course

PSYCH 200-level course

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

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Foreign Language 003 [1]
or Elective
4
Humanities (GH)
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
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
ARTS (GA)
3
Humanities (GH)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
BA requirement course [3]
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-or 400-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 200-or 400-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Natural Science (GN)
3
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)
3
Elective
3
Total credits 18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200- or 400-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 200- or 400-level course

PSYCH 200- or 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 200- or 400-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 200- or 400-level course

PSYCH 200- or 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA requirement course [3]
3
Natural Science (GN)
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400-level capstone course [2,5]Notes for: PSYCH 400-level capstone course

PSYCH 400-level capstone course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-6
PSYCH 400-level (if capstone is 3 cr.)Notes for: PSYCH 400-level

PSYCH 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ARTS (GA)
3
BA Other Cultures Course [4]
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15-18

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400-level course [2,5]Notes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
PSYCH 400-level course [2,5]Notes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA requirement course [3]
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to progress through the curriculum.  This planner is for illustrative purposes only.  The degree audit is the only official record for evaluating whether a student is meeting program requirements.  Be sure to consult the Psychology Program Coordinator when scheduling courses.

Minimum of 124 credits required for graduation.

[1] Students must demonstrate or complete the third level of proficiency in one foreign language.  Scheduling of foreign language course work follows the Foreign Language Policy: http://www.psu.edu/dus/handbook/lang.html#policy

[2] Students must take 30 credits in PSYCH beyond PSYCH 100 and PSYCH 301W.  Among these, students must take at least 15 credits at the 400-level and at least 3 credits in each of six catagories: Learning and Cognition; Social and Personality Psychology; Biological Bases of Behavior; Developmental Psychology; Applied and Clinical Psychology; Capstone Experience.  Consult the Psychology Program Coordinator for specific course options.

[3] BA students must take 9 credits in "BA requirement" courses (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences [except psychology], Arts, Foreign Languages [ 2nd langauge or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first], Natural Sciences, Quantification).  See your adviser or http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm

[4] BA students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses.  See your adviser or http://bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm?section=otherCultures

[5] During the fourth year, students must choose one capstone course from 5 options: PSYCH 490 Senior Seminar, PSYCH 493 Senior Thesis, PSYCH 494 Research Project, PSYCH 495 Psychology Practicum (internship), or PSYCH 496 Independent Studies Students must consult the Psychology Program Coordinator about prerequisites and requirements for these courses before registering.  PSYCH 495 Psychology Practicum requires planning one semester in advance of starting the internship.

 

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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