Sequence of Courses for B.S. in Psychology

Many psychology classes at NSC are offered online. However, it is not a fully online degree. PSY 210, PSY 240, and the direct learning course (PSY 375) 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 degree.

Fall I Semester - 14 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PHIL 102 Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
CEP 123 College and Career Success 2
ANTH 101 or
SOC 101
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or
Principles of Sociology
3

Spring I Semester - 15 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Psychology Elective (PSY 201 or 244 recommended) 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Additional Social Science (see list of options below) 3
Physical Science (AST, CHEM, or PHYS; see Natural Sciences note) 3-4
Humanities 3

Fall II Semester - 16 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 210 Intro. to Statistical Methods * (see Stats Note) 3
Earth Science (GEOG [except 106], GEOL, ENV, or NRES; see Natural Sciences note) 4
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
BIOL Biological Science (see Natural Sciences note) 3
MATH 181 Calculus I* 4
Upper Division Elective 3

Fall III Semester - 15 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Foundations and Principles (Group 2) 3
PSY Psychology Elective 3
Constitution 3
Cultural Diversity 3
Upper Division Elective 3

Spring III Semester - 15 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Psychology Elective 3
PSY Foundations & Principles (Group 1) 3
PSY Applied Methods & Specific Populations 3
Fine Arts 3

Fall IV Semester - 15 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY Foundations and Principles (Group 2) 3
PSY Applied Methods & Populations 3
PSY Psychology Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3

Spring IV Semester - 16 Credits

 

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 375 Advanced Undergraduate Research 3
PSY Foundations & Principles (either group) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3

degree credits

 

9 credits - Introduction and Methods
PSY 101, 210, and 240
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 Credits - Direct Learning
PSY 375
12 Credits - Psychology Electives
Any PSY course not used to fulfill a degree or core curriculum requirement may be used as a psychology elective.
6 Credits - Additional Social Science
PHIL 102
Select another Social Science course from a different prefix than the course used to fulfill the Social Science core curriculum. 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 that are not used to fulfill a degree requirement may be considered general electives.

Natural Sciences Notes: Of the Natural Sciences courses, (10-12 credits), 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). One course must include a laboratory component.

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