Psychology

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16)

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 2015-2016 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
 Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
 Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3
 Core: Social Science – PS 150 General Psychology I 3
 Core: Modern Language Core: SP/FR/AS/IT 3
 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 PS 207 General Psychology II 3
 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
 Core: Social Science 3
Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
PS 208 Psychological Statistics 3
PS 232 Psychology of Personality 3
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 PS 309 Psychopathology 3
 Psychology Major Elective (200 or 300 level)** 3
 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Catholic Theology 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 PS 325 Philosophical & Historical Trends in Psychology 3
 Psychology Major Elective (200 or 300 level)** 3
 Psychology Major Elective (300 level)** 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 PS 402 Experimental Psychology 3
 Psychology Major Elective (300 level)** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
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