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Psychology Major - Curriculum & Duration

This program provides a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach to learning about psychology. The courses in the first year and early in the second year expose students to broad areas of knowledge in the humanities, mathematics, writing, and sciences. Foundational psychology courses and our orientation course focus on establishing a knowledge base upon which you can begin to use an inquiry-based project to learn how research gets done in psychology.  You are encouraged to develop minors and concentration areas that compliment your major.

The following is a typical curriculum for psychology students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2020; current students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

General Education Communication Requirement
General Education Humanities Requirement
General Education Mathematics Requirement 
General Education Natural Science Requirement 
Principles of Psychology 
Psychology Core Requirement
Psychology Orientation 
Physical Education I, II 

Second Year

Free Elective 
General Education Behavioral & Social Sciences Requirement  
General Education Humanities Requirement 
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement  
Psychology Core Elective 
Psychology Core Requirement 
Research Design & Statistical Analysis 

Third Year

Advanced Program Elective 
Free Elective 
General Education Behavioral & Social Sciences Requirement 
General Education Communication Requirement  
Psychology Core Requirement 
Psychology Core Elective 

Fourth Year

Advanced Elective
Advanced Program Elective 
Capstone Requirement 
Psychology Core Requirement 
Senior Seminar  

Contact:

Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu