Sequence of Courses for B.A. in Psychology

Many psychology classes at NSC are offered online. However, it is not a fully online degree. PSY 210, PSY 240, and both direct learning options (PSY 375 and 497) are only offered in person. Students interested in a psychology degree at NSC should plan on a minimum of three face-to-face classes over the course of their degrees.

Fall I Semester - 14 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
ANTH 101 or
SOC 101
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or
Principles of Sociology
3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
CEP 123 College and Career Success 2
Social Sciences (see catalog for options) 3

Spring I Semester - 15-17 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Psychology Elective (PSY 201 or 244 recommended) 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Additional Social Science Course (see below for accepted courses) 3
Mathematics 3-5
Humanities 3

Fall II Semester - 15 Credits 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 210 Intro. to Statistical Methods * (see Stats Note) 3
Natural Sciences 3
Humanities 3
Constitution 3
Elective (COU 300 recommended) 3

Spring II Semester - 16 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 240 Introduction to Research Methods 3
PSY Foundations and Principles Group 1 3
Natural Sciences w/lab 4
Constitution 3
PSY Foundations and Principles Group 2 3

Fall III Semester - 15 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Foundations and Principles Group 1 3
PSY Psychology Elective 3
Fine Arts 3
Cultural Diversity 3
PSY Psychology Elective 3

Spring III Semester - 15 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Foundation and Principles Group 2 3
PSY Applied Methods and Specific Populations 3
PSY Psychology Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3

Fall IV Semester - 15 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Foundations and Principles (either group) 3
PSY Applied Methods and Specific Populations 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3

Spring IV Semester - 15-16 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Direct Learning: PSY 375 or 497 3-4
PSY Psychology Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Electives as needed to earn 120 total credits  

Groups Course List

15 Credits - Foundations & Principles (take at least 2 courses from each group)
Group 1:  PSY 403, 405, 416, 420
Group 2: PSY 201, 435, 441, 460
6 Credits - Applied Methods & Specific Populations
COU 230; PSY 307, 450, 466, 468, 469, 470, 481
3-4 Credits - Direct Learning
PSY 375 or 497
12 Credits - Psychology Elective
Any PSY course not used to fulfill a degree or core curriculum requirement may be used as an elective
6 Credits - Additional Social Science
A) ANTH 101 or SOC 101 (whichever is not used for the Social Science core curriculum requirement)
B) Select another Social Science course from a different prefix than in A) above; choose from the following: ANTH; COM (except 101 or 250); COU; CRJ (except 301 or 302); ECON (except 261 or 262); PSC; SOC (except 210 or 240); WMST

 

Stats Note: For PSY 210; Pre-requisite(s) or Co-requisite(s): PSY 101; must have completed the college core requirements for mathematics.

Electives Notes: Except for PSY 101 and PSY 210, all psychology courses, including those listed above may be considered electives.

Natural Sciences Notes: Of the Natural Sciences courses, (7-8 credits), within the B.A. PSY program courses must be selected from Biological Science (prefix: BIOL), Physical Sciences (prefix: AST, CHEM, or PHYS) or Earth Sciences (prefix: GEOG, GEOL, AST, or NRES). Along with the above requirement, one course must include a laboratory component.

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