Suggested Course Sequence

Bachelor Of Science – Psychology

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Psychology, from the Psychological Sciences Department section of the Daemen catalog.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Academic Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 18 credits allowed for all semesters.

Minimum Grade Requirements:  Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in PSY 103 in order to register for PSY 333/L Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences.  In addition, PSY333/L Statistics for Psychology & Social Sciences, PSY353/L Research Methods in Psychology, and PSY 354/L Advanced Research Methods in Psychology each require students to earn a minimum grade of C- in order to register for the next course in the sequence (i.e., a C- in PSY333/L in order to register for PSY353/L, a C- in PSY 353/L in order to register for PSY 354/L, and a C- in PSY 354/L in order to register for the senior capstone course (either PSY 444, Senior Thesis in Psychology, or PSY 445, Senior Practicum in Psychology)

PSY 335, Junior Seminar in Psychology, also requires a minimum grade of C- in order for students to receive credit for completing this requirement and meeting graduation requirements.

Although there may be rare instances when the Psychology Chair will make an exception, prerequisites are enforced as indicated.

Course Repeats

The following courses may not be repeated more than once: PSY103, PSY333/With Laboratory, PSY335, PSY353/With Laboratory, PSY354/With Laboratory, PSY444, Psy 445.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

FIRST SEMESTER

  • PSY103 Introductory Psychology* (3)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Nat Sci/Psych Sci course (3-4)
  • Total Credits (15-16)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Required 200 level Psychology course (6)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*PSY 103 may be completed in either the Fall or Spring semester.

Year 2

FIRST SEMESETER

  • Required 200 level Psychology course (3)
  • Required PSY314 or Core Elective (3)
  • Nat Sci/Psych Sci course (3-4)
  • Mathematics course (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (15-16)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Additional required Psychology course in category 1, 2, or 3 (6)
  • Nat Sci/Psych Sci course (3-4)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Core Elective – Service Learning (3)
  • Total Credits (15-16)

Year 3

FIRST SEMESTER

  • PSY333/L Statistics for Psychology & Social Sciences (4)
  • Additional required Psychology course in category 1, 2, or 3 (3)
  • Psychology elective – any additional course in either category (3)
  • Nat Sci/Psych Sci course (3-4)
  • Total Credits (13-14)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • PSY353/With Laboratory Research Methods in Psychology (4)
  • Required PSY314 or Core Elective (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (9)
  • Total Credits (16)

Year 4

FIRST SEMESTER

  • PSY354/With Laboratory Topics in Psychological Research (4)
  • PSY335 Junior Seminar in Psychology* (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (7)
  • Total Credits (13-14)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • PSY444 Senior Thesis (3)
  • Required 400 level Psychology course (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (9)
  • Total Credits (15)