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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Psychology is a limited-access major. To be admitted into Psychology, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a “C minus“ or better in each of the Admission Prerequisite Courses (PSY2012, a general biology course, & statistics), and have an overall GPA of 2.80 or higher.

Psychology uses scientific methods to attempt to understand, predict, and control behavior. The study of human behavior and animal behavior are two broad categories of specialization. Further areas of specialization are possible within each category and can be matched to career aspirations. The undergraduate program offers a broad background in many areas of psychology and is flexible enough for advanced students to specialize in an area of special interest to the student. Qualified students are encouraged to work in the department’s human and animal research labs and to participate in the department’s research on school and clinical problems in applied settings.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
PSY2012 General Psychology (GE Core Social Science)3
MAC1105 College Algebra (required pre-requisite to STA2122)3
GE Biology w/Lab (GE Core Natural Science)4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
STA2122 Applied Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science (PSB2000 Brain and Behavior )3
GE History3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus ) (required pre-requisite to STA2122)
Overall GPA of 2.60 or higher
Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Psychology Major course3
Writing/E-Series course3
GE Ethics3
PSY2023 Caeers in Psychology 1
Milestones 3
Complete PSY 2012 and Biology prerequisites ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course (STA2122 recommended) ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA of 2.70 or higher
Term 4 hrs
PSY3213C Research Methods in Psychology with Lab 4
Psychology Major course (DIS recommended)3
Minor course3
GE Social Science3
Milestones 4
Satisfy admission prerequisites of PSY2012, Biology and Statistics ( ≥ C minus in each )
Overall GPA of 2.80 or higher
Term 5 hrs
Psychology Major course3
Psychology Major course (DIS recommended)3
Foreign Language4
Minor course3
Milestones 5
Complete PSY 3213C and STA2122 ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete PSB 2000 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PSY 2023 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
Psychology lecture/lab course4
Foreign Language4
Psychology Major course (DIS recommended)3
Minor course3
Milestones 6
Begin Foreign Language and Minor coursework if not already started
Term 7 hrs
Oral Communication Competency course3
Psychology Major course (Honors Thesis recommended)3
Minor course3
Foreign Language4
Milestones 7
Apply for a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete Psychology lecture/lab combination from among: EXP 3202C; EXP 3422C or EXP 3604C
Term 8 hrs
Psychology major course3
Psychology major course3
Minor course3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major(Baccalaureate level): Advertising Specialist; Human Resource Manager; Marketing Researcher, Corrections, Probation, or Police Officer; Social Service Specialist, Teacher (with appropriate education preparation). With further study: Psychologist: Clinical, Counseling, Cognitive, Developmental, Human Factors, Industrial/organizational, School, Social; Neuroscientist; Applied Behaviour Analyst; Genetics Counselor; Social worker; Industrial Designer.

Representative Employers: Universities, Colleges and Community Colleges, Business/Industry, Hospitals, Prison Systems, Primary and Secondary Schools, Testing Companies, Rehabilitation Agencies, Veterans Administration, Mental Health Agencies, Financial Institutions, Consulting Firms.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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