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Psychology (PSYC) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Spring Semester 2006

Psychology - ARCHIVE

Capital College (PSYC)

PROFESSOR BARBARA A. BREMER, Program Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Capital College

The Psychology major emphasizes the scientific study of human behavior in areas such as cognition, development, learning, physiology, personality, and social processes. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad background in psychological theory and research and to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to be good consumers of scientific information.

The Psychology program exposes students to a number of areas of psychology but allows flexibility in the specific courses that are taken in each sub-area. Students are also required to obtain applied experience by completing an internship or by assisting faculty with their research. Elective credits can be used for additional internship or research experience.

The Psychology program prepares students for careers in local, state, and federal government and for entry-level psychological services positions in human service, applied behavior, human resources, and related fields. The Psychology program also provides a strong background for graduate education at both the master's and the doctoral level in counseling, social work, and many areas of psychology.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Psychology major requires a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average and an average of C (2.00) or better in any courses already taken in the major.

For a B.S. degree in Psychology, a minimum of 122 credits is required.

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

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

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

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: 9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)[1]
BI SC 004 GN(3), ENGL 202A GWS(3), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PSY 201W(4) (Sem: 4-5)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (43 credits)[1]
(At least 15 credits must be at the 400 level.)
Select PSY 015(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits from PSY 213 GS(3), PSYC 403(3), PSYC 405(3), PSYC 406(3) (Sem: 2-8)
Select 6 credits from PSY 217 GS(3) or PSYC 402(3), PSY 238 GS(3) or PSYC 482(3), PSY 243 GS(3), PSYC 301(3) (Sem: 2-8)
Select 6 credits from PSYC 310 US(3), PSYC 409(3), PSYC 415(3), PSYC 421(3), PSYC 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from PSYC 424(3), PSYC 425(3), PSYC 427(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from PSYC 395(1-18) or PSYC 494(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits of any PSY, PSYC, or PSYCH courses not used above, with the exception that only one of PSY 217 and PSYC 402, and only one of PSY 238 and PSYC 482, will count here or above (Sem: 2-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from any GQ mathematics numbered MATH 021 or higher, except for MATH 035 (Sem: 1- 4)[1]
Select 3 credits from any GQ mathematics, computer science, or philosophy (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits from AAA S, AM ST, AMSTD, ARAB, ART, ART H, BRASS, C ART, C HIS, C MUS, CAMS, CAS, CHNS, CMLIT, COMM, COMMS, COMMU, DANCE, ELISH, ENGL, ENLSH, FR, GER, GREEK, HCOMM, HEBR, HIST, HSTRY, HUM, I HUM, INART, IT, J ST, JAPNS, KOR, LATIN, LING, LIT, MEDVL, MUSIC, PHIL, PHILO, PHLOS, PORT, RL ST, RUS, SP ST, SPAN, STS, THEA, THTRE, WMNST 003 GH;US;IL(3), WMNST 101 GH;US(3), WMNST 102 GH;IL(3), WMNST 104 GH;US(3), WMNST 117 GH;US;IL(3), WMNST 130 IL(3), WMNST 137 GH;US;IL(3), WMNST 194 GH;US;IL(3), WMNST 205 US(3), WMNST 270(3), WMNST 407 US(3), WMNST 410(3), WMNST 419 US;IL(3), WMNST 421 IL(3), WMNST 438(3), WMNST 455 US(3), WMNST 457 US;IL(3), WMNST 462 US(3), WMNST 466 US;IL(3), WMNST 490 US;IL(3), WOMST 325(3), WOMST 430 US(3), WOMST 489(3), WOMST 492(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits from ADM J, AAA S, AFRAS, ANTH, BE SC (except BE SC 302), CRIMJ, ECON, HCM, HD FS, PL SC, PUBPL, R SOC, SCLSC, SO SC, SOC, SOCIO, WMNST 001 GS;US;IL(3), WMNST 103 US(3), WMNST 110 GS;US(3), WMNST 116 GS(3), WMNST 136 US(3), WMNST 202 GS;IL(3), WMNST 250 US(3), WMNST 415Y US;IL(3), WMNST 423 US(3), WMNST 424 US(3), WMNST 428 US;IL(3), WMNST 452(3), WMNST 453 US(3), WMNST 456(3), WMNST 471 US(3), WMNST 476W(3), WOMST 410 US(3), WOMST 436 US(3), WOMST 464 US(3), WOMST 365 US(3) (Sem: 1-8)

[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: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-05-015

Review Date: 3/2/04

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