Eight-Semester Plan for B.S. in Psychology

Major Program Guide For: B.S. in Psychology
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total for Degree: 120 Credit Hours
  • PSY 271 must precede PSY 272
  • PSY 272 must precede PSY 495
  • 39 total hours in major
  • Minor or second major required
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
ENGL 101 Composition I 3 ENGL 102 Composition II 3
C5     3 C5     3
C2     3 C4     3
FYS 19x First Year Seminar 3 CHMC 201   3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 PSY xxx Psychology Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 271 Research Methods I 3 PSY 272 Research Methods II 3
PSY 320 Child & Adolescent Development 3 PSY Elective     3
P3     3 P4     3
Minor Course     3 Minor Course     3
General Elective     3 General Elective     3
Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 440 Biological Psychology 3 PSY Elective     3
PSY Elective     3 PSY Elective     3
Minor Course     3 Minor Course     3
Minor Course     3 Minor Course     3
ULP   Upper-Level Perspective 3 General Elective     3
Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.
Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 455 History of Psychology 3 PSY 495 Senior Seminar 3
PSY 470 Abnormal Psychology 3 Minor Course     3
Minor Course     3 PSY 480 Independent Research 3
Minor Course     3 General Elective     3
General Elective     3 General Elective     3
  • Total for Degree: 120 Credit Hours
  • PSY 271 must precede PSY 272
  • PSY 272 must precede PSY 495
  • 39 total hours in major
  • Minor or second major required
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
 

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