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(Archive) Psychology (PSYBA)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Psychology (PSYBA) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR LYNN S. LIBEN, in charge

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.

For the B.A. degree in Psychology, a minimum of 124 credits is required

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR: Students must take PSY 002 GS(3), 201W(4), and select additional courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in PSY for a total of 18 credits.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(0-4 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 19-23 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 35 credits[1]
(This includes 0-4 credit of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (7 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PSY 201W(4) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (28 credits)
Note: STAT 200 GQ(4) may be used to fulfill the Quantification requirement under General Education, but the credits only count once toward graduation.
PSY 015(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 24 credits from groups a through h. You must take at least 3 credits from each of four different groups. At least 15 of the 24 credits must be 300- or 400-level courses.
--a. Abnormal/Clinical/Personality: PSY 238 GS(3), 243 GS(3), 412(3), 436(3), 437(3), 438(3), 474(3), 482(3), 488(3), 489(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--b. Biological/Comparative/Perception/Physiological/Sensation: PSY 202 GS(3), 203(3), 402(3), 405(3), 407(3), 408(3), 456(3), 483(3), 484(3), 485(3), 487(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--c. Cognitive/Learning/Psycholinguistics: PSY 204 GS(3), 221 GS(3), 404(3), 420(3), 421(3), 422(3), 430(3), 444(3)
--d. Developmental: PSY 213 GS(3), 423(3), 424(3), 425(3), 426(3), 445(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--e. Industrial/Engineering: PSY 231 GS(3), 432(3), 441(3), 451(3), 461(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--f. History/Philosophy/Religion/Diversity: PSY 170 GS;DF(3), 236 GS(3), 237 GS(3), 410(3), 411(3), 414(3), 479(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--g. Methods/Quantitative: PSY 301A-F(3 each), 401(3), 415(3), 419(3), 449(3), 450(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--h. Social: PSY 217 GS(3), 417(3), 470(3), 471 DF(3), 475(3), 476(3), 477(3) (Sem: 3-8)

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


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-01-084

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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