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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.


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Degree and Major Requirements


Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (including cognate, listed below) 47-51 Credit Hours
  • Electives 18-32 Credit Hours
Footnote

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements


The courses and cognate described below are required of all students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, regardless of whether psychology is their first or second major.

SS Content Core – Psychology as a Social Science: 9 Credit Hours


Choose at least three of the following:

NS Content Core – Psychology as a Natural Science: 6 Credit Hours


Choose at least two of the following:

Footnote

3 Some sections of this course may meet the sociocultural awareness requirement depending on the content; when this course does meet the requirement, it will be listed in the notes section of the course listing in MyMadison.

Psychology electives: 9 Credit Hours


At least three hours must be at the 400 level

Capstone course: 3 Credit Hours


Prior approval is required for students to enroll in more than one capstone course.

Choose one of the following:

Footnote

3 Some sections of this course may meet the sociocultural awareness requirement depending on the content; when this course does meet the requirement, it will be listed in the notes section of the course listing in MyMadison.

Total: 44 Credit Hours


Cognate Requirements


Quantitative Competency: 6-9 Credit Hours


(This may include credit hours that count toward General Education and degree requirements.)

Choose one of the following:

  • Two 200-level MATH courses
    or
  • One 200-level MATH course and six credits of additional MATH courses at any level

Scientific Literacy: 6-8 Credit Hours


(These courses are taken in addition to the General Education requirement. They may count toward the B.S. degree requirement, second major and/or minor requirements.)

  • Choose at least two courses from the list of courses meeting B.S. degree scientific literacy requirements.

Recommended Schedule for Majors


The following program sample is intended as a guide. Courses must be taken in the sequence outlined; however, the semester during which a particular course is taken depends on a number of factors, including readiness to take MATH 220 , the semester the psychology major is started and other majors or minors the student is completing.

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their psychology academic adviser to plan their personal course schedule. Because of course sequencing requirements, even with the most compressed program, a minimum of five semesters (or four semesters and summer school) is required to complete the psychology major.

First Year


Footnote

1 A preliminary math course may be suggested after placement examinations. If suggested, the preliminary course should be taken first semester and MATH 220  second semester. Other 200-level mathematics courses may be substituted for MATH 220 . Any MATH course numbered 205 or above is an acceptable prerequisite for the psychology major.

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Second Semester


  • General Education, B.A./B.S. degree requirement, B.S. Psychology Cognate and/or minor program courses 15 Credit Hours
Total: 15 Credit Hours

Second Year


First Semester


Footnote

2 Any MATH course numbered 205 or above is a prerequisite for PSYC 210  and PSYC 212 . MATH 220  is recommended.

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Second Semester


Footnotes

3 PSYC 210  is a prerequisite for PSYC 211 .
4 PSYC 212  is a prerequisite for PSYC 213 .

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Third Year


Courses


  • SS content core courses 9 Credit Hours
  • NS content core courses 9 Credit Hours
  • Minor program courses or electives 12 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


Courses


  • Psychology Upper level Specialty Content Course 3 Credit Hours
  • Psychology 400 level elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Psychology capstone course 3 Credit Hours
  • Psychology, minor program or elective courses 21 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


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