Recommended Academic Plan for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology Science Option at Brandywine (medical school focus)

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
Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
3
1
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
3
1
Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

3
Quantification (GQ) General Education selection

Quantification (GQ)

3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
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 [5]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
Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 18.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

3
3
2
4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

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
4
3
1
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
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 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
4
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

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
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
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.

[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 a minimum 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] Courses have the following strict prerequisite requirements.
- CHEM 110 requires an ALEKS math placement score of 61 or higher with high school chemistry and/or direct placement into Math 26 or higher. CHEM 110 is also co-listed with CHEM 108: CHEM 111 concurrent with CHEM 110
- CHEM 112 – prerequisite CHEM 110; CHEM 111 concurrent with CHEM 110
- CHEM 210 – prerequisite CHEM 112; CHEM 212 prerequisite CHEM 210; CHEM 213 - prerequisite CHEM 210 and concurrent with CHEM 213.
- BIOL 110 – preferred to have taken CHEM 110 prior; BIOL 230W - prerequisite BIOL 110; BIOL 141 concurrent with BIOL 142 no prerequisite for these courses – but BIOL 110 preferred.
- PHYS 250 - prerequisite MATH 40; PHYS 251 - prerequisite PHYS 250
- BMB 401 - prerequisite CHEM 212 and BIOL 230W; BMB 402 - prerequisite BMB 401
[5] 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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