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major: Psychology

Degree: Bachelor of Arts Concentration: Child Psychology 2022-2023

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Prerequisites (12 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)

SELECT 1 ADDITIONAL PSYCH COURSE
CLP DEP EAB EXP INP PCO PPE PSB PSY SOP

BIOLOGY REQUIREMENT
BSC1010C or BSC1005C
Acceptable substitutes: BSCX20X or ZOOX010

STATISTICS REQUIREMENT
Select 1 Statistics (STA) Course

Foundation (5 credits)

All Bachelor of Arts students must have completed PSY 3214 and PSY 3213L with grades of C or better.

PSY3021 Prof Opportunities in PSYC (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology

RESEARCH METHODS AND LAB REQUIREMENT
Prerequisite: Elementary Statistics
PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 3213L Research Methods Lab (1 credit)

Experimental Courses (4 credits)

PSY3213-Research Methods & PSY3213L-Research Methods Lab, must be completed with a grade of C or better before attempting the experimental courses. Effective Fall 2015, the additional pre-requisites listed below will be required. Please see your academic advisor for more information.

SELECT 1 EXPERIMENTAL COURSE FROM:
EAB 3013C Experimental Analysis of Behavior/Lab
Prerequisite: EXP3412- Learning Theory
EXP 3680C Experimental Cognitive Psychology
Prerequisite: EXP3604- Cognitive Psychology
EXP 3703C Computer Applications in Psych Research
EXP 3461C Human Learning and Performance
Prerequisite: EXP3412-Learning Theory
PSY 4302C Psychological Testing
Prerequisite: CLP4143-Abnormal Psychology, DEP3054-Lifespan Developmental Psychology, or PPE4003-Theories of Personality
SOP 3214C Experimental Social Psychology
Prerequisite: SOP3004-Social Psychology
EXP 4252C Human Factors and Ergonomics
Prerequisite: EXP3604-Cognitive Psychology

Major Requirements (15 credits)

Requires grades of C or higher. Effective Fall 2015, the pre-requisites listed below will be required. Please see your academic advisor for more information.

CLP4143 Psychology of Abnormal Behavr (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology
DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psych (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology

SELECT 3 FROM THE FOLLOWING:
CBH 3004 Comparative Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology
EXP 3412 Learning Theory (3 credits)
EXP 3604 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology
EXP 3104 Human Sensory Perception (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology
PPE 4003 Theories of Personality (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology
PSB 3002 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Zoology, or General Biology with laboratory.
PSY 4604 History of Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012- Introduction to Psychology and either Junior or Senior status, or permission of instructor.
SOP 3004 Social Psychology (3 credits)

Major Electives (9 credits)

A maximum of 3 hours of honors research may count for both honors in the major and the major electives area. A total of 3 hours in any combination of Directed Individual Study, Supervised Research, Honors Research, or Practicum may be used as major elective credits. Additional hours of these courses may be taken and used in honors in the major and/or as free elective credits. See your advisor for details.

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:
DEP 4104 Advanced Child Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: DEP3054- Lifespan Developmental Psychology
DEP 4304 Advanced Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: DEP3054- Lifespan Developmental Psycholgy

SELECT 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING:
CLP 4134 Childhood Psychopathology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CLP4143- Abnormal Psychology
DEP 4060 Applied Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: DEP3054- Lifespan Developmental Psychology

SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Focus of research or practicum must be child or adolescent psychology
PSY 3911 Supervised Research
PSY 4906 Directed Individual Study
PSY 4904 Honors Research
PSY 4945 Practicum in Applied Psychology

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*

The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.

*Double majors are exempt from the minor requirement.

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.

TAKE 8 HOURS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • Select 1 two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

Free Electives (4 credits)

SELECT 4 HOURS FREE ELECTIVES 3000/4000

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).

48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)

In order to qualify to graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Arts and Sciences you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of the total 120 degree applicable required credit hours. Upper level courses are numbered from 3000 - 4999. Dual Degree and Double Majors should consult their Advisor.

48 HOURS upper level