College of Education and Allied Professions

Eight-Semester Plan for B.S. in Psychology

Major Program Guide For: B.S. in Psychology
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total for Degree: 120 Credit Hours
  • PSY 271 must precede PSY 272
  • PSY 272 must precede PSY 495
  • 39 total hours in major
  • Minor or second major required
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
Freshman Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
C5     3
C2     3
FYS 19x First Year Seminar 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
C5     3
C4     3
CHMC 201   3
PSY xxx Psychology Elective 3

 

Sophomore Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 271 Research Methods I 3
PSY 320 Child & Adolescent Development 3
P3     3
Minor Course     3
General Elective     3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 272 Research Methods II 3
PSY Elective     3
P4     3
Minor Course     3
General Elective     3
Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.

 

Junior Year
Fall
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 440 Biological Psychology 3
PSY Elective     3
Minor Course     3
Minor Course     3
ULP   Upper-Level Perspective 3
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY Elective     3
PSY Elective     3
Minor Course     3
Minor Course     3
General Elective     3
Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.

 

Senior Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 455 History of Psychology 3
PSY 470 Abnormal Psychology 3
Minor Course     3
Minor Course     3
General Elective     3
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 495 Senior Seminar 3
Minor Course     3
PSY 480 Independent Research 3
General Elective     3
General Elective     3
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