Psychology, B.A. - General

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/psychology/programs 

120 Overall Credits Required

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Tier 2 – Mind and Body
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology - (Group 1)

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

38 Credits Required
Acceptance to the major required.
'C' or better required in all PSY courses, except PSY 100.

Requirements:

Group 1: Introduction to Psychology

  • PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Group 2: Two courses (Requires completion of Group 1).

  • Any two 200-level psychology courses except PSY 259.

Group 3: One course (Requires at least 3 credits from Group 2).

  • Any 300-level psychology course except for PSY 300, 303, 311, 313, 383, 393

Group 4: Required course: (Requires completion of LEP Tier 1:Quantitative Reasoning)

  • PSY 259 — Statistics in Psychology

Group 5: Required course: (Requires departmental permission and completed major acceptance form)

  • PSY 300—The Psychology Major: Curriculum and Careers (1 credit) (Graded as Pass/Fail)

Group 6: Two of the following (Requires completion of Group 4 and Group 5)

Group 7: Required course (Requires completion of Group 4 and Group 5)

  • PSY 393 — Experimental Methods

Group 8: Two courses (Requires completion of Group 4 and 5, and at least 3 credits from Groups 3 and/or 6)

  • Any two 400-level psychology courses except for PSY 463, 467, 471, 472, 473, and 499.

Group 9: One of the following (specific course prerequisites apply)

Group 10: One of the following (specific course prerequisites apply)

  • Any Group 3, 6 or 8 psychology course.

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

No cognates are required for this program.

FREE ELECTIVES

Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).