B.A. in Psychology

Requirements (43-45 credits)

Required Courses (39 credits)

I. The History and Methods of Psychology (16 credits)

PSY100Introduction to Psychology

4

PSY301History & Systems of Psychology

2

PSY330Res Meth&Statistics

4

PSY330LResearch Methods & Statistics I Lab

0

PSY333Research Methods & Statistics II

4

PSY333LResearch Methods & Statistics II Lab

0

PSY490Senior Research Seminar

2

II. Understanding Individual Differences (12 credits)

PSY200Developmental Psychology

4

PSY320Personality Theory

4

PSY340Abnormal Psychology

4

III. Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior (4 credits)

PSY331Biological Basis of Behavior

4

IV. Understanding the Social/Cultural Bases of Behavior (7 credits)

Students must choose at least one course from Area IV and take the required internship:

PSY400Seminar in MultiCultural/Gender Studies

4

PSY403Seminar in Social Psychology

4

PSY405Seminar in International Cultural Issues in Psychology

4

PSY407Psychology of Racism

4

and

PSY495Internship

3

PSY400 and PSY405 are open only to Psychology Majors and Minors.

PSY403 is open only to Psychology, Social Work and/or Sociology Majors and Minors.

PSY407 is open to all students who have achieved at least junior status.

Free Electives: (4-6 credits)

Students must choose two courses from the following:

PSY207Industrial Organizational Psychology

2

PSY209Understanding Self & Others

2

PSY210Introduction to Forensic Psychology

2

PSY217Introduction to Counseling

2

PSY219Crisis Intervention

2

PSY250Counseling & Sprituality

2

PSY309Cognitive Processes

4

PSY315Psychological Tests & Measurement

4

PSY499Special Topics

2

Recommended Course Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester (14 Credits)

PSY100Introduction to Psychology

4

SEU100Founding in Literacy

4

SEU100CLFoundation in Literature Context Lab

2

and

Two of the following

PSY207Industrial Organizational Psychology

2

PSY209Understanding Self & Others

2

PSY210Introduction to Forensic Psychology

2

PSY217Introduction to Counseling

2

PSY219Crisis Intervention

2

PSY250Counseling & Sprituality

2

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

SEU110Integrated Literacy I

4

SEU110CLIntegrated Literacy I Context Lab

2

 

PSY309Cognitive Processes

4

or

PSY499Special Topics

2

 

Electives

6

PSY217: Any of the 200-level free electives will meet this requirement.

Second Year

Fall Semester (12-16 Credits)

PSY200Developmental Psychology

4

 

SEU120Integrated Literacy II

4

SEU120CLIntegrated Lit II ContextLab

2

or

SEU210Global Prospectives

4

 

Electives

4-6

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

SEU220Ways of Knowing

4

SEU230Healthy Living

4

Electives

8

Third Year

Fall Semester (16-18 Credits)

PSY301History & Systems of Psychology

2

PSY320Personality Theory

4

SEU300Faith Spirituality Ethics I

4

PSY330Res Meth&Statistics

4

PSY330LResearch Methods & Statistics I Lab

0

Elective (2-4)

2-4

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

PSY331Biological Basis of Behavior

4

PSY333Research Methods & Statistics II

4

PSY333LResearch Methods & Statistics II Lab

0

SEU391Career Course

0

Electives

8

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (17 Credits)

PSY340Abnormal Psychology

4

PSY490Senior Research Seminar

2

PSY495Internship

3

SEU400Essentials Capstone

4

Electives

4

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

One of the following

PSY400Seminar in MultiCultural/Gender Studies

4

PSY403Seminar in Social Psychology

4

PSY405Seminar in International Cultural Issues in Psychology

4

PSY407Psychology of Racism

4

and

Electives

12

Capstone Requirement

Students fulfill Saint Elizabeth University capstone requirement by successfully passing a three-part comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination includes a standardized test of achievement in the field of psychology, a written essay and journal article critique, and a career portfolio. Preparation for the examination is offered in PSY490 Senior Research Seminar.