Recommended Academic Plan - Psychology B.S. Science option (PYSCC SCIEN)

Effective Date: Fall 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
ENGL 015

ENGL 015

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences

3
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level course - Choose from category groups
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200-level course - Choose from category groups
3
4
Science option course - Choose from department list

Science option course

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
4
Science option course - Choose from department list

Science option course

3
Science option course - Choose from department listNotes for: Science option course

Science option course

^ BS science option students must take 24 credits in science option courses. Consult your adviser for a list of course selections.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

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

PSYCH 200- or 400-level course

§ 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
Science option course - Choose from department list

Science option course

3
Science option course - Choose from department listNotes for: Science option course

Science option course

^ BS science option students must take 24 credits in science option courses. Consult your adviser for a list of course selections.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 200- or 400-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
Science option course - Choose from department list

Science option course

3
Science option course - Choose from department listNotes for: Science option course

Science option course

^ BS science option students must take 24 credits in science option courses. Consult your adviser for a list of course selections.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective - Any college level course
3
Elective - Any college level course
3
Total credits 18

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
Science option course - Choose from department list

Science option course

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 (see http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/baccalaureate/P/PSCBS).

 

 

Legend

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

Footnotes

Science option course
^ BS science option students must take 24 credits in science option courses. Consult your adviser for a list of course selections.
PSYCH 200- or 400-level course
§ 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.
Science option course
^ BS science option students must take 24 credits in science option courses. Consult your adviser for a list of course selections.
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.
Science option course
^ BS science option students must take 24 credits in science option courses. Consult your adviser for a list of course selections.
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.