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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Psychology, B.A.


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Shepherd University offers a program in psychology leading to the bachelor of arts degree.

The purpose of the psychology program includes the following:

  1. To expose the student to the nature of scientific explanation and scientific research within psychology as well as to provide a conceptual framework for understanding human behavior.
  2. To provide, for the qualified student, actual experience in career settings involving research or service work within psychology, or a combination of these (this is accomplished through the practicum, faculty-led research, and cooperative education programs).
  3. To contribute to the preparation of the student for admission to graduate school and to schools offering advanced professional certification.

In addition to a major in psychology, students must also complete the Core Curriculum program, complete a minor field of study, meet the 12-hour B.A. Foreign Language Requirement , and include at least 42 hours of courses numbered 300 and above in their program, for a minimum of 120 credits total, to meet graduation requirements for the bachelor of arts degree.
 

Curriculum for a Major in Psychology


With permission of the Department of Psychology, the six hours of free electives may be career-track electives. Career-track electives are courses from outside the student’s major and minor that clearly relate to the student’s career plans.

Total hours required, 41 Hours:


Electives, 16 Hours:


Restricted electives, Group II (choose two courses)

Free electives (choose a minimum of two courses)*, 6 Hours:

At least 6 additional credits of any 300-400 PSYC**.

Note(s):


*Students may elect to take additional Group I classes without the associated lab.

**PSYC 315 - Psychological Tests and Measurements  is strongly recommended for those students interested in pursuing a career in clinical or counseling psychology.

 

Four-Year Progression


Psychology
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS)* 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS)* 4
Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3   PSYC 250   Statistics for Social Sciences 4
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum  1 Choose AR with advisor 3
PSYC 101   Introduction to Psychology (majors only section)** (FYEX) 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
*BIOL 103 and 104 are strongly recommended for psychology majors.            
**This majors-only section also counts as the required core curriculum First-Year Experience.            
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3   PSYC 305   Social Psychology OR  
Modern Language   Elementary Modern Language I 3   PSYC 309   Abnormal Psychology OR  
PSYC 251   Research Methods in Psychology 3   PSYC 310   Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 305   Social Psychology OR     Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3
PSYC 309   Abnormal Psychology OR     Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3
PSYC 310   Psychology of Personality 3   Modern Language   Elementary Modern Language II 3
PSYC 340   Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
All B.A. students must complete 12 hours of one modern language.            
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-GL or MD with advisor 3
Modern Language   Intermediate Modern Language I 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose Wellness with advisor (WE) 3
PSYC 370/370L   Sensation and Perception and Lab OR     Modern Language   Intermediate Modern Language II 3
PSYC 371/371L   Memory and Cognition and Lab OR     PSYC xxx   Elective 3
PSYC 372/372L   Psychology of Learning and Lab 4   Minor   Minor 3
PSYC xxx   Elective 3       TOTAL 15
Minor   Minor 3          
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
PSYC 484   Directed Readings (WM) 3   PSYC 485   Senior Thesis (Capstone) 3
PSYC 420   History and Systems of Psychology 3   PSYC 361   Biopsychology 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
May 27, 2016             DEGREE TOTAL 121
         

 

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