Psychology

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17)

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.

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan worksheet

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2016-2017 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: CO 230 – Communication Skills 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
 PS 213- Writing in Psychology 3
 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
 PS 232 Psychology of Personality 3
PS Elective 3
 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Social Science 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 PS 309 Psychopathology 3
PS Elective 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Elective or 2nd Writing Intensive Course 3
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 PS 208 Psychological Statistics 3
 Psychology Major Elective ( 300 level) 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global    Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 PS 402 Experimental Psychology 3
PS 304 Biopsychology, or PS 323 Sensation & Perception, or PS 326 Cognitive Psychology, or PS 328 Learning, or PS History &  Systems 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic &  Dominican) 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
PS 304 Biopsychology, or PS 323 Sensation & Perception, or PS 326 Cognitive Psychology, or PS 328 Learning, or PS History and Systems 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
PS 425 – Psychology Capstone 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

*A second writing intensive (WI) course in a core discipline 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 complete one additional 300-level studio course in the student’s area of concentration.

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