Suggested Course Sequence

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, 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 with your Academic Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 18 credits allowed for all semesters.

NOTE

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 (PSY 444, Senior Thesis 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)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

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

*PSY 103 may be taken in either semester.

Year 2

FIRST SEMESETER

  • Required 200 level Psychology course (3)
  • Additional required Psychology course in category 1, 2, or 3 (3)
  • Mathematics or Natural Science (3)*
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Additional required Psychology course in category 1, 2, or 3 (6)
  • Mathematics or Natural Science (3) (Forensic Science 101 may be used to fulfill the Natural Science requirement for Psychology B.A. Majors)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Core Elective – Service Learning (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 3

FIRST SEMESTER

  • PSY333/L Statistics for Psychology & Social Sciences (4)
  • Psychology elective – any additional course in either category (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (9)
  • Total Credits (16)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • PSY353/With Laboratory Research Methods in Psychology (4)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (12)
  • 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 (6)
  • Total Credits (13)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • PSY444 Senior Thesis OR PSY 445 Senior Practicum (3)
  • Required 400 level Psychology course (3)
  • Core Elective/Free Elective (9)
  • Total Credits (15)