Degree Requirements - B.A./M.A. in General-Theoretical Psychology

 This program, leading to a master’s degree in general/theoretical psychology, allows students to complete the typical B.A./M.A. course sequence in five years, rather than the usual six years of full-time study. Please see the check sheet.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQ.

52 (Credits)

 

College Competencies

21 (Credits)

ENWR1101

Academic Writing

3

ENWR1102

Academic Research & Writing

3

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Oral Communication:

 

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______________________________

3

 

Quantitative Analysis:

 

________

______________________________

3

 

Ethical and Moral Analysis:

 

__________

_____________________________

3

 

Scientific Analysis:

 

PSYC3202

Experimental Psychology

3

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____________________________

3

 

LIBERAL ARTS DISTRIBUTION

18 (Credits)

 

Language and Culture:

 

________

____________________________

3

________

____________________________

3

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

 

__________

_____________________________

3

__________

_____________________________

3

 

Art and Humanities:

 

__________

_____________________________

3

__________

_____________________________

3

 

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

13 (Credits)

FRSH1000 Freshman Seminar
1
CORE1001Perspectives on the Individual
3
CORE2002The American Experience
3
CORE2003Cross-cultural Perspectives
3
CORE3004Global Issues
3
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

30 (Credits)

PSYC1101

General Psychology I

3

PSYC1102

General Psychology II

3

PSYC2204

Child Development

3

PSYC2234

Social Psychology

3

PSYC2201

Statistics

3

PSYC3315

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC3384

Theories of Personality

3

PSYC4500

Senior Seminar in Psychology

3

PSYC____

Psychology Elective

3

PSYC____

Psychology Elective

3

PSYC____

Psychology Elective

3

 

MINOR/SAC: _____________________

18 (Credits)

 

FREE ELECTIVES

13 (Credits)

 

GRADUATE COURSES

36 (Credits)

PSYC6601

1 Basic Problems in Psych

3

PSYC6111

1 Theories of Personality

3

PSYC6121

1 Statistics & Res Methods

3

PSYC6113

1 Tests & Measurements

3

PSYC7122

1 Developmental Psychology

3

 

Choose 4 from 6 courses listed below

 

PSYC6116

2 History and Systems

3

PSYC6624

2 Intro to Psychotherapy

3

PSYC6114

2 Psychopathology

3

PSYC7114

2Learning, Motivation and Emotion

3

PSYC7125

2 Applied Social Psychology

3

PSYC7130

2 Biological Bases of Behavior

3

 

Four Psychology Elective Courses

 

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3 Psychology Elective

3

________

3 Psychology Elective

3

________

3 Psychology Elective

3

________3 Psychology Elective
3

 

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENGL1101 and ENGL1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG courses listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS: All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of matriculation.

1 These courses are classified as graduate-level core requirements.

2 These courses are classified as 5th year specialization electives.

3 These courses are classified as general graduate electives.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation (for the B.A.). An additional 21 credits are required for the graduate (M.A.) degree.