Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Psychology B.S.

Degree Requirements

A suggested four-year sequence program of study is available at the GC website at www.gcsu.edu/psychology

 

Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

Foundations in Psychology:

PSYC 1101Intro to General Psychology

3

Foundations in Human Understanding and Skills (choose any; no lab courses) - 6 hours

PSYC 2101Intro to the Psy of Adjustment

3

PSYC 2055Stress Management

3

PSYC 2225Madness: A Study of Psychology

3

PSYC 2400Career Paths in Psychology

3

PSYC 2560Interpersonal Behavior

3

ODED 2110Outdoor Living Skills

3

ODED 2140Group Development

3

ODED 2150Challenge Course Leadership

3

AFST any 1000-2000 level

BLST any 1000-2000 level

ANTH any 1000-2000 level

CRJU any 1000-2000 level

GEOG any 1000-2000 level

HIST any 1000-2000 level

LING any 1000-2000 level

PHIL any 1000-2000 level

POLS any 1000-2000 level

RELI any 1000-2000 level

RHET any 1000-2000 level

SOCI any 1000-2000 level

WMST any 1000-2000 level

Foundations in Science (choose any) - 9 hours

BIOL 1107Principles of Biology I

3

BIOL 1108Principles of Biology II

3

BIOL 2100Genetics

4

BIOL 2160Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2170Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOL 2800Ecology

4

CSCI 1301Computer Science I

3

CSCI 1302Computer Science II

3

CSCI 2350Programming II

3

CHEM any 1000-2000 level

ENSC any 1000-2000 level

MATH any 1000-2000 level except MATH 2008

PHYS any 1000-2000 level

PSYC 2060Drugs and Behavior

3

PSYC 2300Science of the Mind

3

Students must complete co-requisite laboratory courses.

Major Requirements (32 semester hours)

Required Classes (26 hours)

PSYC 2700Stats Applied to Behavior Sci

3

PSYC 2800Research Methods in Psychology

3

PSYC 3100Psychology of Learning

3

PSYC 3200Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 3300Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC 3400Cognitive Psychology

3

PSYC 3500Social Psychology

3

PSYC 3600Developmental Psychology

3

Additional Upper Division Course in Psychology (3 hours)

Satisfactorily complete one of the following:

PSYC 4055Psyc of Stress & Adaptive Func

3

PSYC 4100Adv Learning: Special Topics

3

PSYC 4200Adv Abnormal: Special Topic

3

PSYC 4300Adv Beh Neurosci:Spec Topics

3

PSYC 4400Adv Cognitive: Special Topic

3

PSYC 4500Adv Social: Special Topic

3

PSYC 4600Adv Developmental: Spec Topic

3

PSYC 4950Advanced Topics Seminar

3

Senior Capstone Experience (3 hours)

 

PSYC 4920Senior Seminar in Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours: 120

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. A grade of C or better must be earned in all PSYC and Area F courses counted toward the major.
  2. All Psychology majors must complete MATH 2600 Probability and Statistics. This course is a pre-requisite for PSYC 2700 and PSYC 2800 and may be used in either Area D or Area F.
  3. PSYC 1101, PSYC 2700, and PSYC 2800 are prerequisites to all PSYC 3000 level courses.
  4. If a student takes a course in Area F Foundations of Science that has an accompanying lab, the lab must be taken for the course to count in Area F.
  5. Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the second university course (i.e., 1002)
  6. Unless otherwise noted, courses may not be repeated for additional academic credit. Courses may be repeated to raise a grade, but the hours credited will only count once toward total hours earned.
  7. All students will take PSYC 4920: Senior Seminar in Psychology as their Capstone requirement during their senior year.
  8. Students must take the Senior Exit Exam during the semester in which they graduate and pass it with a scaled score of 140 or higher. Students who do not earn at least a 140 on this exam must obtain a grade of C or higher in PSYC 4940 Senior Exit Exam Seminar.
  9. A minimum of 39 hours overall (i.e., not necessarily in the major) must be at the 3000-4000 level.