Recommended Academic Plan for Psychology B.A. Greater Allegheny

Effective Summer 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
World Language Level 001Notes for: World Language Level 001

World Language Level 001

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
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
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 200-level course

PSYCH 200-level course

Choose from category groups
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
World Language Level 002Notes for: World Language Level 002

World Language Level 002

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 200-level course

PSYCH 200-level course

Choose from category groups
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
World Language Level 003Notes for: World Language Level 003

World Language Level 003

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PSYCH 200 (GQ) Elementary Statistics in PsychologyNotes 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)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
PSYCH 200-or 400-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

Choose from category groups
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
B.A. fields course

B.A. fields course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-or 400-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

PSYCH 200-or 400-level course

Choose from category groups
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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.*
3
Natural science (GN)

Natural science (GN)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Health & physical activity (GHA)

Health & physical activity (GHA)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 200-level course

PSYCH 200-level course

Choose from category groups
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 400-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
BA fields

BA fields

3
BA other cultures

BA other cultures

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400-level capstoneNotes for: PSYCH 400-level capstone

PSYCH 400-level capstone

Course List: PSYCH 439, PSYCH 490, PSYCH 493, PSYCH 494, PSYCH 495, PSYCH 496
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 400-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
BA fields course

BA fields course

3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 400-level courseNotes for: PSYCH 400-level course

PSYCH 400-level course

Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Program Notes

Minimum 124 credits required for graduation.

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.

The six categories of PSYCH courses that must be covered are: Learning and Cognition; Social and Personality Psychology; Biological Bases of Behavior; Developmental Psychology; Applied and Clinical Psychology; Capstone Experience (see http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/baccalaureate/P/PSCBA).

The courses in each category are:

  1. Learning and Cognition: PSYCH 256 GS, PSYCH 261 GS, PSYCH 268, PSYCH 426, PSYCH 427, PSYCH 452, PSYCH 456, PSYCH 457, PSYCH 458, PSYCH 459, PSYCH 461 
  2. Social and Personality Psychology: PSYCH 221 GS, PSYCH 231 GS;US, PSYCH 232 GS;US;IL, PSYCH 238 GS, PSYCH 419, PSYCH 420, PSYCH 421, PSYCH 423, PSYCH 424, PSYCH 432 US, PSYCH 438, PSYCH 479 US
  3. Biological Bases of Behavior: PSYCH 253 GS, PSYCH 260, PSYCH 269, PSYCH 441, PSYCH 460, PSYCH 462, PSYCH 463, PSYCH 464, PSYCH 475, PSYCH 478
  4. Developmental Psychology: PSYCH 212 GS, PSYCH 410, PSYCH 412, PSYCH 413, PSYCH 414, PSYCH 415, PSYCH 416/HD FS 445, PSYCH 474
  5. Applied and Clinical Psychology: PSYCH 243 GS, PSYCH 244 GS, PSYCH 270, PSYCH 281 GS, PSYCH 370 US, PSYCH 404, PSYCH 408, PSYCH 443, PSYCH 444, PSYCH 445, PSYCH 470, PSYCH 471, PSYCH 473, PSYCH 476, PSYCH 477, PSYCH 481, PSYCH 482, PSYCH 484, PSYCH 485
  6. Capstone Experience: PSYCH 439, PSYCH 490, PSYCH 493(3-6), PSYCH 494(3-18), PSYCH 495(6-15), PSYCH 496(3-18) 

Students must take 30 credits in PSYCH beyond PSYCH 100 and PSYCH 301W and at least 15 credits at the 400-level with at least 3 credits in each of 6 categories.

B.A. students must demonstrate or complete the third level of proficiency in a second language. Scheduling of language course work follows the World Language Placement Policy: https://handbook.psu.edu/content/scheduling-world-language-courses

B.A. students must take 9 credits in BA fields courses (Humanities [except ENGL], Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, World Languages [3rd language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the 2nd], Natural Sciences, Quantification).

B.A. students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses.
See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/barequirements/ for all B.A. requirements.

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA 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. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the 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

World Language Level 001
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
PSYCH 200-level course
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World Language Level 002
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
PSYCH 200-level course
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World Language Level 003
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
PSYCH 200-or 400-level course
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PSYCH 200-or 400-level course
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PSYCH 200-level course
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PSYCH 400-level course
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PSYCH 400-level capstone
Course List: PSYCH 439, PSYCH 490, PSYCH 493, PSYCH 494, PSYCH 495, PSYCH 496
PSYCH 400-level course
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PSYCH 400-level course
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PSYCH 400-level course
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