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)

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Course Repeats

The following courses may not be repeated more than once: PSY103, PSY333/L, PSY335, PSY353/L, PSY354/L, PSY444

1. MAJOR: 63 CREDITS

  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3) – CI
  • PSY333/L Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences (4) – CT; QL
  • PSY335 Junior Seminar in Psychology (3)
  • PSY353/L Research Methods in Psychology (4)
  • PSY354/L Advanced Research Methods in Psychology (4) – RP; IL; WI
  • PSY444 Senior Thesis (3) – ILIT; RP; WI
  •  Additional Required Courses (42 credits)
    • Complete the following courses : (12)
      • PSY210 Social Psychology (3)-CT;CI
      • PSY215 Cognitive Psychology (3)
      • PSY219 Psychology of Mental Illness (3)-CT
      • PSY314 Biological Bases of Behavior (3)- CT; CI
    • SELECT ONE course from each AREA (9 credits): (students must have completed at least one 200 level course before taking any 300 level courses):
      • Social/Personality/Developmental Area:
        • PSY218 Personality Psychology (3)
        • PSY220 Life Span Development (3)
        • PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence (3)-CT
        • PSY301 The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Sexual Health (3) -CT
      • Cognitive/Biological Area:
        • PSY216  Learning and Behavioral Modification (3)
        • PSY217 Sensation and Perception (3)-CT
        • PSY380 Drugs & Behavior (3) – CT
      • Clinical/Applied Area:
        • PSY231 Behavioral Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence(3)
        • PSY306 Forensic Psychology (3)-CT
        • PSY308 Health Psychology (3) – CT
        • PSY304 Counseling and Interviewing (3)
        • PSY309 Assessment in Psychology and Education (3)
    • SELECT ONE additional course from any of the above 3 AREAS (3 credits)
    • SELECT ONE 400 Level Psychology Course (3 credits): Pre-requisites for this requirement are: completion of PSY103, and completion of a minimum of 55 credits
      • PSY409 Psychology and Culture-CT;CI
      • PSY413 History and Systems (3)
      • PSY445 Senior Capstone Practicum (3)
    • SCIENCE/PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
      • SELECT THREE laboratory courses in biochemistry, biology,  chemistry, or physics (12 credits)
      • SELECT ONE of the additional options (3 credits)
        • Option 1:  one additional laboratory course in biochemistry, biology,  chemistry, or physics  (3 credits; 1 credit lab will count in free electives) OR
        • Option 2: one additional course in  psychological sciences from list below (3 credits)
          • PSY216 – Learning and Behavior Modification
          • PSY217 – Sensation & Perception
          • PSY380 – Drugs and Behavior

2. CORE CURRICULUM: 45 CREDITS

  • CMP101 English Composition (3) – CS; ILIT; WI
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Mathematics: Mathematics: must be 100 level or higher (3)
  • Foreign Language and Core Electives: 36 credits

NOTE: Courses count as core only if the credits completed have a competency. If a course does not have a competency, it will fulfill the particular requirement but will count under the Free Electives, AND an additional 3 credits in Core Electives must be taken for each course which does not have a competency.

NOTE: Foreign Language Requirement (6 credits). Students must complete 6 credits of language study (6 credits must be in the same language, for example, two 3-credit courses in Spanish; courses in sign language cannot be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement)

3. FREE ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS

Courses used to fulfill the free electives may have a competency, but free electives are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Psychology courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 120 CREDITS

Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C- in PSY 103 and PSY333/L
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 in the major.
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0).

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C- in PSY 103, PSY333/L; PSY335; PSY353/L; PSY354/L; PSY444
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 in the major.
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0).

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS, Psychology, from the Psychological Sciences Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.