Psychology (BA)

Thinking of going to graduate school?

If you are planning on going on to earn you Master's degree or a Ph.D., then here is

  • a suggested list of courses that you should complete and
  • the preferred order that you should take those classes.

Please consult with your advisor or any of the faculty about the courses and ways that you can increase your chances of being accepted into a graduate program.

SUGGESTED SCHEDULE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Freshman

First Semester

(15 hrs.)

 

Second Semester

(16 hrs.)

PY 100 Basic Concepts in Psych

3

 

PY 151 Psychological Statistics

3

English 101

3

 

Gen Ed – Math/Natural Science

3

Gen Ed – Arts/Humanities

3

 

Gen Ed – Social Sciences

3

Gen Ed – Math/Natural Science

3

 

Gen Ed – Arts/Humanities

3

WU 101

3

 

Math 112 or 116

3

 

 

 

Lower division elective

1

 

Sophomore

First Semester

(16 hrs.)

 

Second Semester

(16 hrs.)

PY 251  Research Methods

3

 

PY 252 Advanced Research Methods

3

PY 209/210/211/212 Developmental Psychology

3

 

PY 231 Abnormal Psychology

3

Gen Ed – Social Sciences

3

 

Gen Ed – Math/Natural Science

3

Gen Ed – Arts/Humanities

3

 

Gen Ed – Social Sciences

3

Foreign Language 101

4

 

Foreign Language 102

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

First Semester

(16 hrs.)

 

Second Semester

(15 hrs.)

PY 301 Learning or PY 306 Cognition

3

 

PY 305 Sensation and Perception or PY 307 Physiological Psychology

3

PY 309 Personality or PY 310 Social Psychology

3

 

PY 389 Independent Study

3

Gen Ed – Math/Natural Science

3

 

Gen Ed – Social Sciences

3

Gen Ed – Social Sciences

3

 

Gen Ed – Arts/Humanities

3

Gen Ed – Arts/Humanities

3

 

English 300

3

PY 299 Psych Forum

1

 

 

 

 

Senior

First Semester

(15 hrs.)

 

Second Semester

(15 hrs.)

PY 390 Directed Research

3

 

Upper division Psychology elective

3

Upper division Psychology elective

3

 

Upper division elective

3

Upper division elective

3

 

Upper division elective

3

Upper division elective

3

 

Upper division elective

3

Upper division elective

3

 

Upper division elective

3