2014-2015 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.
** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
PYSC 2301 - Intro to Psychology 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in a Global Context I 1
Creative Arts* 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective1 3
UNIV 1102 - Learning in a Global Context II 1
CAO III - Communication* 3
Social/Behavioral Science* 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth& Dev 3
For Lang/Study Abroad2 3
Language Philosophy&Culture* 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
PSYC 2117 - Basic Statistics for Psych Lab 1
PSYC 2317 - Basic Statistic for Psychology3 3
For Lang/Study Abroad2 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Total 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
PSYC 3302 - Research Meth in Beh Sci 3
PSYC 3102 - Research Meth Lab 1
PSYC 3301 - Social Psychology 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 13
Spring Semester
CourseHours
PSYC 4301 - Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC - Restricted Psychology Elec4 3
PSYC - Restricted Psychology Elec4 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
PSYC 4325 - Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC - Restricted Psychology Elec4 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 15

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
3Students must earn a grade of C or better to earn credit and register in the subsequent required course, PSYC 3302 Research Methods.
4Restricted Psychology electives, select 9 SCH from PSYC 3304, 3310, 3311, 3315, 4199-4399, 4303, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309, 4310, or 4315.

Note: Minimum entrance requirement for a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: PSYC 3302, 4301, 4303, 4308 with a grade of "B."

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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