Recommended Academic Plan - Psychology B.A. (PYACC)

Effective Date: Fall 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
ENGL 015

ENGL 015

3
World language level 001 - Elementary language 1 Notes for: World language level 001

World language level 001

+ Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences

3
1
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level course - Choose from category groups
3
Social & behavioral sciences (GS)

Social & behavioral sciences

3
World language level 002 - Elementary language 2 Notes 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
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level course - Choose from category groups
3
4
World language level 003 - Intermediate languageNotes 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
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
3
Total credits 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200- or 400-level course - Choose from category groups
3
4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200- or 400-level course - Choose from category groups
3
3
BA fields - Choose from University lists
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science

3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities

Humanities

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

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level course - Choose from category groups
3
PSYCH 400 level course - Choose from category groupsNotes for: PSYCH 400

PSYCH 400

§ Students must take 30 credits in PSYCH beyond PSYCH 100 & 301W and at least 15 credits must at the 400-level with at least 3 credits in each of six categories.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
Elective - Any college level course
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

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

PSYCH 400

% Students may take >3 credits of capstone & use the other credits toward the 12 credits of additional PSYCH courses required. Internship or research capstones must be approved in advance and require junior status and successful completion of PSYCH 301W.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 400 level course - Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 400 level course - Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses

PSYCH 400

3
PSYCH 400 level course - Choose from category groups or other PSYCH courses

PSYCH 400

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Additional 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.

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 taken are: Learning and Cognition; Social and Personality Psychology; Biological Bases of Behavior; Developmental Psychology; Applied and Clinical Psychology; Capstone Experience (seehttp://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/baccalaureate/P/PSCBA).

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 thebulletin listing of courses. 

B.A. students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses. See your adviser and the bulletin listing

 

 

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 foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World language level 002
+ Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World language level 003
+ Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
PSYCH 400
§ Students must take 30 credits in PSYCH beyond PSYCH 100 & 301W and at least 15 credits must at the 400-level with at least 3 credits in each of six categories.
PSYCH 400
% Students may take >3 credits of capstone & use the other credits toward the 12 credits of additional PSYCH courses required. Internship or research capstones must be approved in advance and require junior status and successful completion of PSYCH 301W.