Psychology, B.S. - BS to MS Recreation Therapy Accelerated Pathway

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/psychology/programs

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (46 Credits)

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (47 Credits)

(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

'C' or better required in all major courses. 

Requirements:
Survey of field and program (4 credits)
Take two required courses:
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*
PSY 300 – The Psychology Major: Curriculum and Careers

Scientific Inquiry (7 credits)
Take two required courses:
PSY 259 – Statistics in Psychology
PSY 393 –Research Methods in Psychology

Individual and Social System (3 credits)
Choose one of:
PSY 227 – Social Psychology
PSY 228 – Personality

Development and Applied (6 credits) 

PSY 219 – Lifespan Development
PSY 321  - Abnormal Psychology

 

Basic Processes (6 credits)
Choose two of:
PSY 303 – Perception
PSY 311 – Learning
PSY 313 – Cognition 
PSY 332 – Human Emotions
PSY 383 – Brain and Behavior

Seminars and Advanced Scientific Inquiry, BS subset (6 credits)
Choose two of:
PSY 401 – History and Systems of Psychology 
PSY 406 – Language 
PSY 431 – Tests and Measurements 
PSY 461 – Data Gathering Techniques: Assessment 
PSY 462 – Data Gathering Techniques: Instrumentation 
PSY 484 – Comparative Animal Behavior 
PSY 487 – Psychopharmacology 
PSY 494 – Seminar in the Human Nervous System and Behavior 

Seminars and Advanced Scientific Inquiry (3 credits)
Choose one of:

PSY 401 – History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 406 – Language
PSY 412 – Psychology of Gender
PSY 414 – Psychology of Spirituality
PSY 415 – Topics in Development
PSY 427 – Seminar in Close Relationships
PSY 431 – Tests and Measurements
PSY 461 – Data Gathering Techniques: Assessment
PSY 462 – Data Gathering Techniques: Instrumentation
PSY 465 – Seminar in Psychological Counseling and Therapy
PSY 466 – Clinical Psychology
PSY 474 – Seminar in Behavior Theory and Practice
PSY 484 – Comparative Animal Behavior
PSY 487 – Psychopharmacology
PSY 490 – Seminar for Psychology Majors
PSY 492 – Psychology and Law
PSY 494 – Seminar in the Human Nervous System and Behavior

 

PSY Major Elective (3 credits)
Choose one of:
PSY 197 or any PSY course at the 300- or 400-level, excluding PSY 471PSY 472, PSY 473

 

Experiential Learning (3 credits)
Choose one of:
PSY 463 – Field practicum in Psychological Research or Applied Translation
PSY 467 – Laboratory Practicum in Psychological Research

REC 301 – Internship I

 

Concentration in BS to MS Recreation Therapy Accelerated Pathway (6 Credits)

REC 574 - Park and Recreation Management ('C' or better)

 

Choose two of ('C' or better):

REC 534 - Advanced Practice in Therapeutic Recreation Programming

REC 543 - Advanced Interventions in Recreation Therapy

REC 581 - Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation Service

REC 585 - Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (6 Credits)

REC 231 - Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

HMS 280 - Survey of Anatomy and Physiology