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Psychology (PSYBA) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2004
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Psychology - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (PSYBA)

PROFESSOR KEVIN MURPHY, Head

This major is designed for students who want to learn about behavior, normal and abnormal, how it is studied, and its relation to applied areas. Students are encouraged to conduct research with members of the faculty and/or take a practicum in an applied setting. Graduates are equipped for various positions in human service agencies, industrial settings, or laboratories. Others go on to professional school, e.g., medical school, law school, or to continue their training in psychology working toward a master's or a doctoral degree. Majors may elect either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science program.

In order to be eligible for entrance to the PSYBA major, a student at any location must have: 1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average; 2) completed PSY 002 GS(3) with a grade of C or better; 3) completed STAT 200 GQ(4) or PSY 015(4), at least 3 credits of GQ courses (not including STAT 200), and at least 3 credits of GS courses (not including PSY 002) with a grade of C or better.

For the B.A. degree in Psychology, a minimum of 123 credits is required

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 13 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 47 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PSY 101(3) (Sem: 2-5)
PSY 201W(4) (Sem: 3-6)
PSY 490(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (34 credits)
Select 6 credits of GQ courses (Sem: 1-4)
PSY 015(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 12 credits of 200-level PSY courses (not to include PSY 294, PSY 296, or PSY 297). At least 3 credits must be from each group a, b, and c:
a. PSY 202 GS(3), PSY 203(3), PSY 204 GS(3), PSY 221 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
b. PSY 213 GS(3), PSY 217 GS(3), PSY 238 GS(3), PSY 270 GS;US(3) (Sem: 3-8)
c. PSY 209(3), PSY 212(3), PSY 231 GS(3), PSY 243 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 12 credits of PSY courses at the 400 level (not to include PSY 490, and including no more than 3 credits of PSY 493, PSY 494, PSY 495, or PSY 496) (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-06-181

Review Date: 4/13/04

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