Psychology

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 PS 207 General Psychology II 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Social Science – PS 150 General Psychology I 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: Modern Language Core: SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
       
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
PS 208 Psychological Statistics 3 PS 309 Psychopathology 3
PS 232 Psychology of Personality 3 Psychology Major Elective (200 or 300 level)** 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: Social Science 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
PS 325 Philosophical & Historical Trends in Psychology 3 PS 402 Experimental Psychology 3
Psychology Major Elective (200 or 300 level)** 3 Psychology Major Elective (300 level)** 3
Psychology Major Elective (300 level)** 3 Elective 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.
**Students must take four psychology electives (12 credits). Two of the four elective courses in psychology must be 300-level or higher. At least one of these 300-level electives must be one of the following courses: PS 304, PS 323, PS 326, or PS 328.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C


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