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Psychology (PSYBS) - Archive

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2002
End Date: Summer Session 2004

Psychology (PSYBS) - Archive

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts

PROFESSOR KEITH CRNIC, 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.

The B.S. degree program requires more course work in the sciences than the B.A. program, and students may select courses from one of four areas--mathematics/computer science, statistics, business, or biology--which may be taken instead of a foreign language.

TO VIEW THE Psychology Minor

For the B.S. degree in Psychology, a minimum of 126 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3-9 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)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 10-13 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 77-80 credits[1]
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 47 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (10 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
PSY 201W(4) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (37 credits)
Select 6 credits of GQ courses (Sem: 1-4)
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), PSY 243 GS(3), PSY 412(3), PSY 436(3), PSY 437(3), PSY 438(3), PSY 474(3), PSY 482(3), PSY 488(3), PSY 489(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--b. Biological/Comparative/Perception/Physiological/Sensation: PSY 202 GS(3), PSY 203(3), PSY 209(3), PSY 402(3), PSY 405(3), PSY 407(3), PSY 408(3), PSY 456(3), PSY 473(3), PSY 483(3), PSY 484(3), PSY 485(3), PSY 487(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--c. Cognitive/Learning/Psycholinguistics: PSY 204 GS(3), PSY 221 GS(3), PSY 404(3), PSY 420(3), PSY 421(3), PSY 422(3), PSY 430(3), PSY 444(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--d. Developmental: PSY 213 GS(3), PSY 423(3), PSY 424(3), PSY 425(3), PSY 426(3), PSY 445(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--e. Industrial/Engineering: PSY 231 GS(3), PSY 432(3), PSY 441(3), PSY 451(3), PSY 461(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--f. History/Philosophy/Religion/Diversity: PSY 236 GS(3), PSY 237 GS(3), PSY 270 GS;GI(3), PSY 410(3), PSY 411(3), PSY 414(3), PSY 479(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--g. Methods/Quantitative: PSY 301A-F(3 each), PSY 401(3), PSY 415(3), PSY 419(3), PSY 449(3), PSY 450(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--h. Social: PSY 217 GS(3), PSY 417(3), PSY 443(3), PSY 470(3), PSY 471 GI(3), PSY 475(3), PSY 476(3), PSY 477(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30-33 credits

BIOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE OPTION: 30 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from groups a through d, including at least 3 credits from each of three different groups:
--a. Genetics: ANTH 460(3), ANTH 473(3), ANTH 473W(3); BIOL 033 GN(3) or BIOL 222(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--b. Biological Anthropology: ANTH 021 GN(3), ANTH 401(3), ANTH 406W(3), ANTH 471(3), BB H 410(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--c. Biobehavioral Implications: ANTH 464(3); BB H 101 GHA(3) or any higher-numbered BB H course, except BB H 310W(3); HD FS 417(3), HD FS 468(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--d. Biology and Chemistry: BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 341 GN(3), BIOL 409(3), BIOL 421(4), BIOL 427(3), BIOL 472(3); CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1), CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3), CHEM 039(3) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 3 credits in arts/humanities from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in natural sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES OPTION: 30-33 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-18 credits)
PSY 203(3) (also counts in category b of COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits each from groups a through e:
--a. Genetics: BIOL 033 GN(3), BIOL 110 GN(4), or BIOL 222(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--b. Physiology: BIOL 141 GN(3) or BIOL 472(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--c. Organic Chemistry: CHEM 034(3), CHEM 038(3), or CHEM 039(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--d. Cell Biology: BIOL 230W GN(4), BIOL 469(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 201(3), MICRB 251(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--e. Other Topics: BIOL 240W GN(4), BIOL 341 GN(3), BIOL 409(3), BB H 470(3) (Sem: 3-6)

NOTE: Students planning to apply to medical school should select this option and choose courses to meet the following minimal requirements for most medical schools: BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), and BIOL 240W GN(4); CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1), CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3), and CHEM 039(3); PHYS 201 GN(4) and PHYS 202 GN(4), or PHYS 250 GN(4) and PHYS 251 GN(4).

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 3 credits in arts/humanities from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 9 credits in natural sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)

BUSINESS OPTION: 30 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from groups a through e, including at least 3 credits from each of four different groups:
--a. ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), FIN 100(3), FIN 301(3), or any FIN course numbered higher than FIN 301; ECON 302 GS(3) or higher-numbered economics course (Sem: 3-6)
--b. MGMT 100(3) or any course numbered MGMT 301(3) or higher (Sem: 3-6)
--c. MKTG 221(3) or any course numbered MKTG 301(3) or higher (Sem: 3-6)
--d. B LAW 243(3), B LOG 301(3) (Sem: 3-6)
--e. ACCTG 211(4) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 6 credits in arts/humanities from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits in natural sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS OPTION: 30 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select a total of 15 credits from groups a through d:
--a. Select at least 3 credits from MATH 018 GQ(3), MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-6)
--b. (Optional) Select 3 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 201C GQ(3), CMPSC 201F GQ(3), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), CSE 103 GQ(4) (NOTE: Students may take only one of the courses in category b for credit.) (Sem: 3-6)
--c.1. Select 3 credits from STAT 318(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 418(3) (NOTE: Students may take only one of the courses in category c.1. for credit.) (Sem: 5-6)
--c.2. Select at least 3 credits from STAT 319(3), STAT 415(3), STAT 416(3), STAT 460(3), STAT 462(3), STAT 464(3) (Sem: 5-6)
--d. CAS 483(3), CSE 120(3), PSY 449(3), PSY 450(3) (Sem: 3-6)

NOTE: Students may fulfill the requirements of the Quantitative Skills Option by completing a minor in either Statistics or Computer Science and Engineering in lieu of the course requirements listed above. Students choosing this option are encouraged to consult with an adviser designated by the Department of Psychology to determine the suitability of particular courses given their quantitative backgrounds. Other courses with advanced quantitative content may be substituted in category d. with adviser's approval.

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 6 credits in arts/humanities from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 9 credits in natural sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)

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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.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-06-101

Review Date: 1/20/04

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