Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Psychology - BA, BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Psychology

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  • For more information about Psychology, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 20 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     PSY 1400: Analysis of Behavior: Basic Principles  and PSY 1410: Analysis of Behavior: Basic Principles Lab     3  and 1    
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3     PSY 2010: Orientation to Psychology as a Career and Profession   2    
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Breadth Humanities (BHU) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  (Choose one course from each category + 1 additional (exploration) course. 3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Breadth Humanities (BHU) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  (Choose one course from each category + 1 additional (exploration) course. 3   Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Breadth Humanities (BHU) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  (Choose one course from each category + 1 additional (exploration) course. 3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Breadth Humanities (BHU) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  (Choose one course from each category + 1 additional (exploration) course. 3   Elective Course 3  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     PSY 3210: Abnormal Psychology (DSS)   3    
PSY 1100: Lifespan Development   3     Elective Course    
PSY 3010: Psychological Statistics (QI)   4     Minor Course      
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Breadth Humanities (BHU) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , Breadth American Institutions (BAI) (Choose one course from each category + 1 additional (exploration) course. 3   Psychology Specialization Course   3 Select a course from the list
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Breadth Humanities (BHU) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , Breadth American Institutions (BAI) (Choose one course from each category + 1 additional (exploration) course.   3   Psychology Core Domain Course   3 Select a course from the list
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSY 3500: Research Methods in Psychology (DSS/CI)   3     Psychology Core Domain Course   4 Select a course from the list
PSY 4950: Undergraduate Apprenticeship (CI)   3     Psychology Core Domain Course   3 Select a course from the list
Psychology Specialization Course   3 Select a course from the list Minor Course 3  
Minor Course 3   Minor Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSY 5330: Principles of Psychological Measurement and Test Theory   3     Elective Course 1  
Psychology Core Domain Course   4 Select a course from the list Minor Course(s) 6  
Elective Courses 6   Minor Course 3  
  or    3 Select a course from one of the two categories   or     3 Select a course from the remaining category
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Core Domains (14 credits)


Other specialty courses may also count for specialization credits. Check with an advisor for more information.

Experiential Courses (Optional)


Will not fill major requirements.

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