Psychology Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Psychology Department requires a good academic standing (minimum overall GPA 2.0) for entry into Psychology Bachelor of Science major from another major at Fredonia.

I. Courses in Psychology (41 credit hours):

Core Group - all courses required

PSY 129Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 130Psychology Laboratory

1

PSY 200Statistics

3

PSY 210Research Methods

4

PSY 310Advanced Research Methods

3

PSY 489Independent Study

1-3

Total Credit Hours:17

NOTE:

  • PSY 489 is a variable 1-3 credit hour course. Students must complete this course with 3 credit hours to satisfy the degree requirement.

Additional Requirements:

Choose one course from the Psychophysiology area:

PSY 342Perception

3

PSY 351Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 361Cognitive Neuroscience

3

PSY 363Psychopharmacology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Cognitive area:

PSY 343Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY 344Psychology of Language

3

PSY 364Cognitive Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Social area:

PSY 246Personality

3

PSY 345Social Psychology

3

PSY 365Social Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Clinical/Counseling area:

PSY 356Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 379Child Psychopathology

3

PSY 447Introduction to Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Theoretical Thinking (capstone experience) area:

PSY 429History and Systems of Psychology

3

PSY 430Theories of Psychology

3

PSY 439Senior Honors Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course of a Developmental Focus:

PSY 289Lifespan Human Development

3

PSY 349Child Psychology

3

PSY 364Cognitive Development

3

PSY 365Social Development

3

PSY 366Psychology of Adulthood

3

PSY 379Child Psychopathology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTE:

  • Students choosing to take PSY 364, PSY 365 or PSY 379 to meet both an area requirement and a developmental focus must take an additional psychology elective in order to fulfill the requirement that they have 35 credit hours of psychology courses.

II. Psychology Electives:

6-7 credit hours of any Psychology courses to bring total Psychology credit hours to 41.
Total Credit Hours:6-7

III. Math

Completion of one course with a MAT prefix at the 100 level or above.
Total Credit Hours:3

Biology Focus

BIOL 131Introductory Ecology and Evolution

3

BIOL 132Introductory Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

1

BIOL 133Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 134Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

Total Credit Hours:11

Chemistry Focus

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

BIOL XXXOne Biology Course

3

Total Credit Hours:11

Total Credit Hours: 55-56

IV. Of the total hours counting for graduation, 45 credit hours must be upper level (300 and above), and 66 credit hours must be outside of Psychology.

V. Transfer students must take at least 23 hours in Psychology at Fredonia.

VI. Honors thesis may be substituted for the Independent Study requirement.

VII. A minimum of 2.0 cumulative quality point average in all psychology courses.