B.S. in Psychology

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Algebra and Functions 1
Interdisciplinary requirement 3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Ethics requirement3
Major Requirements
Psychology majors are required to take an additional Diverse Communities course.3
Required Psychology Courses
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 245Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 23
PSY 246Research Methods in Psychology3
PSY 362History and Systems of Psychology3
Biological Bases of Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Biological Psychology
Animal Behavior
Cognition and Learning
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Development across the Lifespan
Select one of the following:3
Infant, Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Multicultural and Social Bases of Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Multicultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Select one of the following:3
Theories of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Applied Experiences in Psychology
Select one of the following:3
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Biological Psychology Laboratory
Animal Behavior Laboratory
Learning Laboratory
Social Psychology Laboratory
Research in Psychology
Field Experience in Psychology I
Field Experience in Psychology II
Field Experience in Psychology III
Field Experience in Psychology IV
Cognitive Laboratory
Capstone Requirement
PSY 400Senior Seminar in Psychology 33
Psychology Electives
Select six additional PSY courses18
Total Minimum Credits Required120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 113 Algebra and Functions 3
FYE XXXXFirst Year Experience Course 4
Diverse Communities Course (J) #1 3
Social Science Course #1 3
 Credits16
Spring
PSY XXXGroup A, B, C, D, or E 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
Science Course #1 3
Humanities Course #1 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
PSY 245 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
PSY XXXGroup A, B, C, D, or E 3
PSY XXXElective #1 3
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Social Science Course #2 3
 Credits15
Spring
PSY 246 Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSY XXXGroup A, B, C, D, or E 3
PSY XXXElective #2 3
Speaking Emphasis Course #2 3
Science Course #2 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
PSY 362 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSY XXXElective #3 3
Arts Course 3
Humanities Course #2 3
Ethics Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
PSY XXXGroup A, B, C, D, or E 3
PSY XXXGroup A, B, C, D, or E 3
PSY XXXApplied Experience 3
PSY XXXElective #4 3
Speaking Emphasis Course #3 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
PSY 400 Senior Seminar in Psychology 3
PSY XXXElective #5 3
PSY XXXElective #6 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Interdisciplinary Course (I) 3
Diverse Communities Course (J) #2 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121