Recommended Academic Plan for Psychological and Social Sciences Program (PSSBS) at Abington

Effective Fall 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
PSYCH 100 - Introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Math 110 - Techniques of Calculus I (GQ)Notes for: Math 110

Math 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Humanities (GH)
3
Arts (GA)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 212 - Introduction to Developmental PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 212

PSYCH 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or HD FS 129 - Introduction to Human Development and Family StudiesNotes for: HD FS 129

HD FS 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 110 - Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110 - Basic Concepts and Biodiversity (GN)

BIOL 110 - Basic Concepts and Biodiversity (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 141 & BIOL 142 - Introductory Physiology & Physiology Lab (GN)Notes for: BIOL 141 & BIOL 142

BIOL 141 & BIOL 142

BIOL 142 (LAB): http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/B/BIOL/142/199898FA
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
3
Arts (GA)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200 - Elementary Statistics in Psychology (GQ)Notes for: PSYCH 200

PSYCH 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ANTH 045 - Cultural Anthropology (US;IL)Notes for: ANTH 045

ANTH 045

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SOC 001 - Introductory Sociology (GS)Notes for: SOC 001

SOC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or SOC 005 - Social Problems (GS)Notes for: SOC 005

SOC 005

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Humanities (GH) (US;IL)
3
3
Total credits 16

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
3
Quantification (GQ)
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Elective
3
SOC 471 - Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology Notes for: SOC 471

SOC 471

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)
3
Major Selection – any level Notes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

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

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
HD FS 301 - Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development ProfessionsNotes for: HD FS 301

HD FS 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Major Selection – any levelNotes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major Selection – 400-levelNotes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

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

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
XXX 494 – Senior Thesis 1Notes for: Senior Thesis 1

Senior Thesis 1

Senior thesis requirement: a total of 6 credits needed in either ANTH 494, HD FS 494C, PSYCH 494, or SOC 494. Senior Thesis 1 required in place of Research Methods (301A-F) as required, which is no longer a Penn State course offering
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major Selection – 400-levelNotes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major Selection – 400-levelNotes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major Selection – any levelNotes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective (US/IL)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
XXX 495 – InternshipNotes for: XXX 495 – Internship

XXX 495 – Internship

Internship requirement: ANTH 495, HD FS 495C, PSYCH 495, or SOC 495
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major Selection – 400-levelNotes for: Major Selection

Major Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
XXX 494 – Senior Thesis 2 Notes for: XXX 494 – Senior Thesis 2

XXX 494 – Senior Thesis 2

Senior thesis requirement: a total of 6 credits needed in either ANTH 494, HD FS 494C, PSYCH 494, or SOC 494.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
Total credits 12

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. 
 
Program Notes

Major Selection

At least 12 of 21 required major selection credits must be at the 400 level. 

  • 6-15 credits in courses designated PSYCH and/or HD FS.

  • 6-15 credits in courses designated SOC and/or ANTH.

  • 0-9 credits in courses designated other Social Sciences from the approved PSS program list.

Grade of “C” required for all major courses. 

Minimum of 121 credits required for graduation. 

 

Advising Notes

PSYCH and/or HD FS courses for Major Requirements:

PSYCH 221, 281, 407, 412, 415, 416, 420, 422, 423, 424, 426, 438, 441, 470, 478, 479, 481, 484, 485, 496B, 497, HD FS 220, 239, 249, 250, 315, 432, 433, 445, 468

SOC and/or ANTH courses for Major Requirements: 

SOC 003, 030, 035, 103, 109, 110, 309, 403, 405, 406, 409, 416, 429, 430, 455, 456, 462, 497, ANTH 002, 011, 022, 040, 146, 197, 199, 216, 321W, 380, 395, 448, 464

Other Social Sciences courses for Major Requirements: 

BB H 302, 315, CAS 352, 415, 455, CN ED 404, 407, ED PSY 014, COMM 100, 120, 411, WMNST 471

 

Courses cross-listed with the above may be petitioned to meet the 400-level requirement. 

 
Related Academic Plans

Psychological and Social Sciences Program (PSSBA) at Abington

 
Course Scheduling Patterns

ANTH 021:  Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

ANTH 045:  Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

ANTH 448: Spring 2016

 

ED PSY 014: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

ED THP 417: Spring 2016

 

HD FS 129: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

HD FS 229: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

HD FS 239: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

HD FS 301: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

HD FS 315: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

HD FS 433: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

HD FS 445: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

 

PSYCH 100: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 200: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 221: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 281:  Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 301W: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 407:  Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 415:  Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 416:  Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 420:  Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 423:  Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 424: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 438:  Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 470:  Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 478: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 479: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 481: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 484:  Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 485: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

PSYCH 492: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 494: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PSYCH 495: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

 

SOC 001: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

SOC 005: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

SOC 012: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

SOC 030: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

SOC 035: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

SOC 109:  Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

SOC 409:  Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

SOC 416:  Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

SOC 471: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

SOC 494:  Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

 

Legend

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

Footnotes

BIOL 141 & BIOL 142
BIOL 142 (LAB): http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/B/BIOL/142/199898FA
Senior Thesis 1
Senior thesis requirement: a total of 6 credits needed in either ANTH 494, HD FS 494C, PSYCH 494, or SOC 494. Senior Thesis 1 required in place of Research Methods (301A-F) as required, which is no longer a Penn State course offering
XXX 495 – Internship
Internship requirement: ANTH 495, HD FS 495C, PSYCH 495, or SOC 495
XXX 494 – Senior Thesis 2
Senior thesis requirement: a total of 6 credits needed in either ANTH 494, HD FS 494C, PSYCH 494, or SOC 494.