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2013-2014 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.


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 teaching, research, or service work within psychology, or a combination of these (this is accomplished through the practicum 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 BA Foreign Language Requirement , and include at least 42 hours of courses numbered 300 and above in their program in order to meet graduation requirements for the bachelor of arts degree. ENGL 103  Writing for the Social Sciences is also recommended.
 

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, 40 Hours:


Electives, 15 Hours:


Restricted electives, Group I (choose one course)

Restricted electives, Group II (choose two courses)

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

At least 6 additional credits of PSYC 206 or any 300-400 PSYC, excluding PSYC 323  and 324  Conversational Sign Language I and II**.

Note(s):


*MATH 314  or BADM 224  may be substituted for PSYC 250  .

**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 103*** 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 HIST 100, 101, 102, or 103 3   PSYC 340   Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 101   Introduction to Psychology (majors only section)** (FYEX) 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
          ***ENGL 103 is recommended; ENGL 102 may be taken instead.  
*BIOL 101 and 102 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
Minor   Minor 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   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3
PSYC 370   Sensation and Perception OR     Modern Language   Intermediate Modern Language II 3
PSYC 371   Memory and Cognition OR     PSYC xxx   Elective 3
PSYC 372   Psycology of Learning 3   Minor   Minor 3
PSYC xxx   Elective 3       TOTAL 15
Minor   Minor 3          
    TOTAL 15          
                 
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
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
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
              DEGREE TOTAL 120