Recommended Academic Plan for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Brandywine

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
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
Foreign Language I [1]

Foreign Language I

4
Natural Sciences (GN) General Education selection

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Arts (GA) General Education selection

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

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
Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Foreign Language II [1]

Foreign Language II

4
Quantification (GQ) General Education selection

Quantification (GQ)

3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Foreign Language III [1]

Foreign Language III

4
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
PSYCH 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics in Psychology [6]Notes for: PSYCH 200 (GQ)

PSYCH 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3
Total credits 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

3
Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
BA fields course [4]

BA fields course

3
Natural Sciences (GN) General Education selection

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 15

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
BA fields course [4]

BA fields course

3
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
Natural Sciences (GN) General Education selection

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 16

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 400-level course [2]Notes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA fields course [4]

BA fields course

3
BA Other cultures [5]

BA Other cultures

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400-level capstone [2, 3]Notes for: PSYCH 400-level capstone

PSYCH 400-level capstone

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

PSYCH 400-level course

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

Arts (GA)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400-level course [2, 3]Notes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

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

PSYCH 400-level course

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

- GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
- US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
- W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements.
- Minimum 124 credits required for graduation .

Program Notes:
The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to progress through the curriculum. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.
[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 Placement Policy: http://handbook.psu.edu/content/scheduling-world-language-courses
[2] Students must take 30 credits in PSYCH (in addition to PSYCH 100 & 301W). Among these, students must take at least 15 credits at the 400-level  and at least 3 credits in each of six categories: Learning and Cognition; Individual Differences, Personality, and Social Processes; Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental  Processes; Developmental  Changes in Behavior and Mental Processes Across the Life Span; History of Psychology, Socio-cultural Contexts, and Diversity Issues; Capstone Experience. Consult your adviser for specific course options.
[3] We recommend that students take 12 credits of internship ( PSYCH 495), 3 credits of which fulfill the capstone requirement and 9 of which fulfill either the major requirement for additional courses beyond PSYCH 100 and 301W or the electives requirement. The internship supervisor must a pprove your project,and you will need to be a junior and have taken PSYCH 301W at aminimum to gain approval. See your adviser to discuss further. Students interested in research careers or some types of graduate programs may want to consider doing an independent research project for the capstone requirement . See your adviser for approval.
[4] B.A. students must take 9 credits in BA fields courses (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences [except psychology], Arts, Foreign Languages [2nd language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first], Natural Sciences, Quantification) . See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm.
[5] B.A. students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses. See your adviser and
http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm?section=...
[6] PSYCH 200 recommended but STAT 200 is an option if PSYCH 200 is not available.

This planner is for illustrative purposes only. The degree audit is the only official record for evaluating whether a student is meeting program requirements.

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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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