Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology
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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology

Psychology majors should take PSY 105 prior to other PSY courses. PSY 372 and PSY 470W must be taken in that order. At least one PSY course must come from each of the five perspectives (Developmental, Biological, Cognition and Learning, Personality and Individual Differences, and Social and Cultural).Psychology majors must earn an overall GPA of 2.25 in the Psychology courses presented for the major. Additional information about graduating with Psychology Honors is available in the bulletin. Majors in Sociology must complete the five core courses (SOC 110, 242, 340, 343, and 418W). Please note SOC 242 and 343 can be substituted with the PSY methods and statistics courses. Majors must also complete three courses at the Foundational Level (9 credits) and two courses at the Advanced Level (6 credits).

(Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 110, Introduction to Sociology3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
PSY 105, Introduction to Psychology3
Math elective3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain course (1st of 5)3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
Info. Tech. Literacy course3
Lab Science (BIO 111 recommended)4
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain elective (2nd of 5)3
PSY elective (1st of 3 required)3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
Humanities elective3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
PSY domain course (3rd of 5)3
PSY elective (2nd of 3 required)3
AUCT (but not AUCT 150)4
Humanities elective3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 340, Sociological Theory3
PSY 372, Statistics for Psychology4
PSY domain course (4th of 5)3
Arts course3
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
Total Credits = 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 470W, Research Methods for Psychology4
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
PSY domain course (5th of 5)3
Humanities elective3
SOC free elective3
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 405, History and Systems in Psychology3
SOC elective (Advanced Level)3
PSY elective (3rd of 3 required)3
Elective3
Soc. Sci. Course (EC or POGO)3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 418W, Senior Practicum4
SOC elective (Advanced Level)3
PSY elective or PSY 500s*3
Elective3
Total Credits = 13

*A PSY 500-level course may be taken by seniors who have demonstrated superior performance in courses in the major with permission of the department.

Foundation Level Courses (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following:

  • SOC 225: Women’s and Gay Rights Social Movements
  • SOC 271: Deviance
  • SOC 315: Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
  • SOC 326: Sexuality and Social Conflict
  • SOC 328: Society and the Individual
  • SOC 351: Health and Illness
  • SOC 363: Urban Sociology
  • SOC 364: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • SOC 366: Work and Leisure
  • SOC 375: Social Control
  • SOC 377: Contemporary Studies in Sociology
  • SOC 382: Race and Ethnic Relations

Advanced Level Courses (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

  • SOC 419: Applied Research Internship
  • SOC 420: Social Relations
  • SOC 424: Political Sociology
  • SOC 444: Social Research and Social Policy
  • SOC 445: Applied Research Thesis
  • SOC 456: Social Welfare
  • SOC 460: Social Inequality
  • SOC 463: Social Change
  • SOC 477: Advanced Studies in Sociology

Psychology Domains

Biological

  • PSY 210: Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 311: Brain and Behavior
  • Approved Special Topics courses

Cognition and Learning

  • PSY 222: Behavior and Behavior Change
  • PSY 320: Thinking, Memory, and Problem : Solving
  • PSY 425: Motivation and Emotion
  • Approved Special Topics courses

Developmental

  • PSY 215: Lifespan Development
  • PSY 240: Infant and Child Development
  • PSY 241: Adolescent and Adult Development
  • Approved Special Topics courses

Personality and Individual Differences

  • PSY 255: Personality Psychology
  • PSY 260: Psychology of Adjustment
  • PSY 262: Abnormal Psychology
  • Approved Special Topics courses

Social and Cultural

  • PSY 252: Social Psychology
  • PSY 257: Multicultural Psychology
  • Approved Special Topics courses

Additional Psychology Courses

Applied Psychology

  • PSY 205: Career Development
  • PSY 247: Psychology of Death and Dying
  • PSY 248: Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 253: Psychology Applied to the Workplace
  • PSY 258: Human Sexual Behavior
  • PSY 261: Stress and Stress Management
  • PSY 265: Sports Psychology
  • PSY 323W: Health Psychology
  • PSY 465: Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Advanced Studies in Psychology

  • PSY 384-385: Student Internship (Junior) (experiential)
  • PSY 484-485: Student Internship (Senior) (experiential)
  • PSY 487: Honors Seminar
  • PSY 488: Honors Thesis
  • PSY 489: Independent Study (experiential)

NOTE: PSY 132, 232, 332, and 333 cannot be counted as electives towards the major or minor.