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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesPSYCBS in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Program RequirementsCredits
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 
Total Credit Hours120
Minimum of 38-40 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.  1. A minimum final grade of "C" or higher in all Psychology courses is required for graduation. 2. A final grade of "C" or higher must be earned in each course used to fulfill requirements for a minor, electives, or a concentration.  3. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. 4. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required to declare Psychology as a major.  5. All University College Core Curriculum courses must be fully completed before acceptance to the online degree completion program.  6. At least 50% of the major courses (a minimum of nine Psychology courses) must be completed at Fayetteville State University (on campus, online, at Fort Bragg, or through any other FSU distance learning program).  7. A minimum of 120 credit hours are necessary for graduation. Even if a course requirement is waived, the credit hour requirement remains.  8. A free elective is any course offered or accepted by the university that has not already been used to fulfill other requirements. Elective selection should be based on the student's academic interests and eventual graduate school and/ or career goals.  
University College Core Curriculum38
Transitional Studies - University Studies12
Select one option from the following:  (UNIV  101  And  UNIV  102)  Or  UNIV  110  Or  UNIV  111    
Transitional Studies - Life Skills2
Select two credits from the following:  FINC  100  Or  GEOG  110  Or  HEED  112  Or  PEDU  101  Or  PEDU  107  Or  PEDU  112  Or  PEDU  120  Or  PEDU  122  Or  PEDU  130  Or  PEDU  132  Or  PEDU  140    
Communication Skills - Written Communication3
ENGL  110    
Communication Skills - Oral Communication3
Select one from the following:  BADM  215  Or  SPEE  200    
Information Literacy3
ENGL  120    
Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking23
PHIL  110  Or  PHIL  220    
Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning33
Select one from the following:  MATH  123  Or  MATH  126  Or  MATH  129  Or  MATH  130  Or  MATH  131  Or  MATH  140  Or  POLI  240  Or  STAT  202    
Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences47
Select two from the following:  ASTR  111  Or  ASTR  112  Or  BIOL  110  Or  BIOL  130  Or  BIOL  150  Or  BIOL  160  Or  CHEM  101  Or  CHEM  102  Or  (CHEM  141  And  CHEM  142)  Or  (CHEM  161  And  CHEM  162)  Or  NSCI  110  Or  NSCI  120  Or  PHYS  111  Or  PHYS  112  Or  PHYS  121  Or  PHYS  122    
Scientific Literacy - Social Sciences3
Select one from the following:  ECON  211  Or  ECON  212  Or  GEOG  210  Or  HIST  212  Or  POLI  200  Or  POLI  210  Or  POLI  220  Or  SOCI  210    
Humanities and Creative Arts3
Select one from the following:  ART  210  Or  COMM  220  Or  ENGL  220  Or  ENGL  223  Or  ENGL  240  Or  ENGL  250  Or  ENGL  253  Or  HIST  210  Or  HUMN  211  Or  HUMN  212  Or  MUSI  210  Or  MUSI  225  Or  MUSI  260  Or  PHIL  210  Or  RELI  215  Or  THEA  203    
Global Literacy3
Select one from the following:  ANTH  210  Or  ART  150  Or  ART  215  Or  BADM  210  Or  CHIN  110  Or  CHIN  120  Or  ENGL  211  Or  ENGL  212  Or  FREN  110  Or  FREN  120  Or  GEOG  220  Or  HIST  110  Or  HIST  120  Or  HIST  270  Or  PHIL  211  Or  POLI  230  Or  SOCI  150  Or  SPAN  110  Or  SPAN  112  Or  SPAN  120  Or  SPAN  122  Or  YORU  110  Or  YORU  120    
Ethics and Civic Engagement23
Select three credits from the following:  BADM  220  Or  CRJC  203  Or  EDUC  211  Or  ENGL  232  Or  ETCE  101  Or  ETCE  102  Or  ETCE  103  Or  ETCE  200  Or  GEOG  270  Or  HCM  200  Or  PHIL  120  Or  PHIL  212  Or  PNUR  210  Or  POLI  150  Or  SWRK  220    
Notes 
1UNIV 101-102 required for all first time students; UNIV 110 required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111 may be required based on academic performance.
2Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.
3MATH 121 may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.
4At least one natural science class must include a lab.
 
Program Requirements82
Psychology Courses29
PSYC  210  And  PSYC  233  And  PSYC  320  And  PSYC  331  And  PSYC  352  And  PSYC  360  And  PSYC  370  And  PSYC  400  And  PSYC  422    
Major Electives18
Select one from the following:  PSYC  310  Or  PSYC  342  Or  PSYC  381  And select one from the following:  PSYC  343  Or  PSYC  430  And select one from the following:  PSYC  420  Or  PSYC  421  And nine credits of PSYC electives.    
Computer Literacy Requirement3
Select one from the following:  CSC  100  Or  MIS  300  Or  EDUC  210    
Free Electives14
 
Minor or Electives18
 

 

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