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Classification Degree BA Psychology Housing Status
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Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2019
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Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (TR) Transfer Class
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BA in Psychology - 120 Credits
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Requirements section
Major Requirements
See Major in Psychology section
Psychology General Electives
See General Electives section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above. Students
who have completed three years of language in high school with at least a 'C'
average have satisfied this requirement. Consult your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In addition, students
must repeat
QR and SI competencies twice, with one course of each outside of the major. A
third competency must be repeated a second time, excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
Writing Course (3 S.H.)
WRT 101
37 Credits in courses outside of major
Major in Psychology
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
39-45 credits are required.
Minimum 2.0 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 20 credits must be taken at WCSU.
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 100
Principles of Research in Psychology (C- required)
PSY 201
Psychological Statistics (C- required)
PSY 204
Experimental Psychology
PSY 324
Advanced Seminar
PSY 412 or 415 or 425 or 426* or 439* or 450
Area A: Cognitive
PSY 220 or 251
Area B: Biological
PSY 230 or 349 or 352
AREA C: Developmental
PSY 210 or 211 or 222
AREA D: Social-Personality
PSY 205 or 215
AREA E: Clinical-Counseling
PSY 202 or 203 or 260
A student who enrolls twice in a course in the research sequence (PSY 201, 204, 324)
and does not pass that course shall not continue in the major. A student can appeal to
the chair to be reinstated by the department.
3 Credits of Psychology Electives
Except PSY 991
Remark: It is recommended that students seeking a career in applied, clinical or counseling psychology, or graduate school in those areas,
take PSY 306-Internship in Psychology. Students seeking an academic or research career and planning on applying to graduate school
should complete research with a faculty member via PSY 299, 450, 460, or the Distinction Option (see below).
6 credits 300- or 400-level Psychology Electives
General Electives
35-41 General Elective Credits
Psychology with Distinction (Optional)
Eligible students must have completed PSY 324 and meet additional requirements (please see catalog for details). Students must take PSY 475
and PSY 476 sequentially in addition to the 39-credit major. Department permission is required.
PSY 475: Psychology Honors Guided Readings
PSY 476: Psychology Honors Thesis