This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Psychology - Psychobiology

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
PSY272 Introductory Psy (GE SSCI) - Note 13
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI)3
BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab1
Total16
CourseCredits
BIO202 General Biology II (NSCI)3
BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab1
PSY275 Psychological Statistics (MATH)4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total17

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
PSY311 Research Methods in Psychology4
Content Area Studies (LIST 1-4)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Major Elective - Note 33
Concentration Elective - Note 83
Total16
CourseCredits
Content Area Studies (LIST 1-4)3
Content Area Studies (LIST 1-4)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Concentration Elective - Note 83
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Major Elective - Note 33
Content Area Studies (LIST 1-4)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
BIO320 Genetics3
PSY436 Physiological Psychology3
Total15
CourseCredits
Content Area Studies (LIST 1-4)3
Content Area Studies (LIST 1-4)3
Choose one Biology course - Note 23-4
Upper-division Elective6
Total15-16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
PSY498 Seminar in Psychology (WI)3
Upper-division Major Elective - Note 33
Upper-division Elective9
Total15
CourseCredits
Major Elective6
Elective6
Total12

Notes

PSY272 Introductory Psychology must be completed before major is declared.

Choose one of the following Biology courses:BIO412 Evolutionary Theory, BIO417 Animal Physiology, BIO418 Animal Behavior

Major Electives - Choose three courses. Each of the three may come from either this list OR may be an additional course coming from ANY of the content area categories.PSY273 Psychology of Adjustment, PSY293 Psychology Select Topic, PSY295 Indep Study Psychology, PSY307 Evolutionary Psychology, PSY309 Constructivism, PSY318 Group Behavior, PSY320 Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures, PSY330 Crisis Intervention, PSY442 Psychological Study of Social Problems, PSY493 Selected Topic, PSY494 Fieldwork In Psychology, PSY495 Independent Study Psychology, PSY497 Internship in Psychology

CONTENT AREA STUDIES LIST 1 Physiology, Learning & Cognition (Choose 2):PSY303 Introduction to the Psychology of Learning, PSY305 Psychology of Perception, PSY307 Evolutionary Psychology, PSY310 Psychology of Memory and Thinking, PSY343 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood, PSY402 Psychology of Language, PSY403 Health Psychology

CONTENT AREA STUDIES LIST 2 Social, Developmental & History (Choose 2):PSY302 History and Systems in Psychology, PSY306 Social Psychology, PSY308 Psychology of Motivation, PSY343 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood, PSY344 Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood, PSY350 Psychology of Women

CONTENT AREA STUDIES LIST 3 Personality & Abnormal (Choose 1):PSY313 Psychology of Personality, PSY412 Abnormal Psychology, PSY440 Clinical and Counseling Psy

CONTENT AREA STUDIES LIST 4 Applied (Choose 1):PSY304 Industrial Psychology, PSY315 Basics of Organizational Psychology, PSY456 Disaster Psychology, PSY458 Introduction to Psychological Testing

Psychobiology Concentration Electives - Choose three (3) electives from the course lists of the departments of Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology. A list of potential courses appears here. Other courses might be chosen in agreement with the Psychobiology advisor.ANT301 Human Evolution (NSCI), BIO490 Seminar in Biology, BIO495 Indep Study Biology, CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI), CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI), CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab, CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab, CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab, CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab, CHE318 Organic Chemistry I, CHE319 Organic Chemistry II, PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI), PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory, PHY221 Fundamental Physics 1 (NSCI), PSY495 Independent Study Psychology, PSY558 Seminar in Contemporary Research, PSY560 Cognitive Processes, PSY570 Cognitive Neuroscience

Total Credits: 121-122