Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Psychology Suggested Sequence of Courses

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3 cr.

ENGL 132English Composition I

3 cr.

LA 100First Year Seminar

2 cr.

HIST 1XXHistorical Perspective

3 cr.

MATH XXXMathematical Analysis

3 cr.

PEHR 151Personal Health and Wellness

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

PSY 201Developmental Psychology

3 cr.

ENGL 133English Composition II

3 cr.

CS 13XComputer Competence

3 cr.

PSY 214Social Psychology

3 cr.

MATH 120Intro Statistics for the Arts & Sciences

3 cr.

PEHR 153-199Lifetime Activity

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

PSY 207Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 cr.

PSY 313Learning

3 cr.

PH XXXEthical Perspective

3 cr.

SBP XXXSocial/Behavioral Perspective

3 cr.

BIO 101Basic Biology: Organisms

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

PSY 309Research Methods

3 cr.

NSCI 212Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

3 cr.

WIC 2XXWriting Intensive Course

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

NSP Natural Science Perspective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year - Fall Semester

PSY 3XX/4XXPsychology Required Elective

3 cr.

PSY 326Abnormal Psychology

3 cr.

ART XXXAesthetic Perspective

3 cr.

SBMP XXXMulticultural Perspectives

3 cr.

ILP XXXIntegrated Liberal Professional Perspective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year: Students should consider enrolling in PSY 35x Advanced Research and/or PSY 480 Internship in Psychology during this year and their senior year. Please see the staff in the Career Development Center for a listing of Internship sites.

Multicultural Perspectives: Note that most courses in the African American Studies or Latin American Studies minors fulfill this requirement.

Junior Year - Spring Semester

PSY 3XX/4XXPsychology Required Elective

3 cr.

PSY 3XX/4XXPsychology Required Elective

3 cr.

WIC 3xx-4xxWriting Intensive Course

3 cr.

CUL XXXCultural Studies Perspective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year - Fall Semester

PSY 420History of Psychology and Personality Theory

3 cr.

GEN 3XX/4XXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN 3XX/4XXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year - Spring Semester

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

GEN XXXGeneral Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year: Students intending to Study Abroad, or intending to become certified as teachers in elementary education, or intending to enroll in the New England Center for Children program, may need to take all of their major requirements except for PSY 420, by the end of their junior year so that one semester of their senior year would be free to go abroad, or to take the Student Teaching Practicum, or participate in the NECC program. Student Teaching Practicum students must also take PSY 304 and ED 301 prior to their senior year. In addition, these students should refer to the elementary education program requirements that list the necessary prerequisites for Teacher Certification, including the specific math, history, government and other requirements necessary for teacher certification in Massachusetts.

Total Credit Hours: 122