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2021-2022 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 Degree Works  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: The 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   3    
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5     PSY 1410: Analysis of Behavior: Basic Principles Lab   1    
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3     PSY 2010: Orientation to Psychology as a Career and Profession   2    
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 (Integrated Studies) 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 (Integrated Studies) 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 (Integrated Studies) 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 3460: Neuroscience I   4    
PSY 3010: Psychological Statistics (QI)   4     PSY 3500: Research Methods in Psychology (DSS/CI)   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 (Integrated Studies) course.) 3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 Select a course from the list
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   3   Minor Course 3  
Minor Course 3   Elective 2  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSY 3400: Analysis of Behavior: Advanced (DSS)  or PSY 4420: Cognitive Psychology (DSS)   4  or 4   Undergraduate Research Core PSY 4230: Psychology of Gender (DSS)  or PSY 4240: Multicultural Psychology (DSS)   3  or 3   Diversity and Inclusivity Core
Psychology Elective   3 See “Major Elective” list below Minor Course 3  
Minor Course 3   Elective Courses 9  
Minor 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:

Psychology Elective 3 See “Major Elective” list below Psychology Elective 3 See “Major Elective” list below
PSY 4950: Undergraduate Apprenticeship (CI)   3   Capstone Experience Elective Courses 10  
Elective Courses 10        
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Psychology Program Requirements


Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 as well as a 3.0 in all major requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all major courses.

Undergraduate Research Core


Choose one of the following courses to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. The other course may be used as a major elective.

Diversity and Inclusivity Core


Choose one of the following courses to fulfill the diversity and inclusivity requirement. The other course may be used as a major elective.

Major Electives (9 credits)


Select 9 credits. Additional courses from the Undergraduate Research Core and the Diversity and Inclusivity Core may count in the major elective area if, and only if, the additional courses have not been used for the core requirements. 

Minor Requirement


Students are required to complete a minor housed in another department. The minimum GPA and grade for minor courses will be determined by the minor the student selects and are not determined by the psychology major GPA and minimum grade requirements.

Experiential Courses


The following courses will count toward general elective credit but will not count toward major elective or other major requirements. These courses are designed to allow credit for research, applied, or teaching experience outside of the classroom. PSY 2250  and PSY 4250  may be used to earn credit for related employment.

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