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MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.  Students are responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements.

FALL
HOURS
SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST
1301

The U.S. to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
SPCH
1311 Fundamentals of Speech 3     Social/Behavioral Science* 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt 3
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3     Visual/Performing Arts* 3

        Activity or Wellness* 1
Total 15   16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOPHOMORE YEAR
PYSC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3 PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
3
ENGL   Survey of Literature* 3 PSYC 2117

Basic Statistics for Psych Lab

1
MATH   Math Elective1 3 PSYC 2317 Basic Statistic for Psychology2
3
  Natural Science* 4     Advanced General Elec
3
  Minor Curriculum** 3     Natural Science*
4
Total 16  
14
JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
PSYC 3102 Research Methods Lab 1 PSYC 3310 Biological Psychology
3
PSYC 3302 Research Methods in Beh Sci 3 PSYC 4301 Psychology of Personality
3
PSYC
3301 Social Psychology 3     Foreign Language/Study Abroad3
3
  Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3 PSYC   Restricted Psychology Elec4
3
  Minor Curriculum** 3 PSYC   Restricted Psychology Elec4 3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3        
Total 16  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
PSYC 4325 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSYC   Restricted Psychology Elec4
3
PSYC   Restricted Psychology Elec4 3     Advanced Minor Curr**
3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3     Advanced General Elec 3
  Advanced Minor Curr** 3     Advanced General Elec
3
  Advanced General Elec 3   Advanced General Elec
1
Total 15  
13
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
 
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2Students must earn a grade of C or better to register in the subsequent required course, PSYC 3302 Research Methods.
3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
4Restricted Psychology electives, select 6 SCH from PSYC 3311, 3315, 4303, 4308, 4310, 4315; 6 SCH from PSYC 3304, 4199-4399, 4305, 4306, 4307 or 4309. Note - Minimum entrance requirement for a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: PSYC 3302, 4301, 4303, 4308.
 
 
 
 
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
 
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
   

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