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 2017; current students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

General Biology I, II or Introductory Biology I, II
General Biology Lab I, II or Introductory Biology Lab I, II or Phage Hunters I, II
Health Psychology Orientation
Introduction to Psychology
Philosophy of Psychology
Physical Education I, II
General Education Communication (Written & Oral) Discipline Requirements
General Education Mathematics Discipline Requirements

Second Year

Psychology of Human Development
Biological Psychology
Research Design and Statistical Analysis I, II
Health Psychology or Cognitive Psychology
Psychology Core Requirement
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
General Education Humanities Discipline Requirement
General Education Social Sciences Discipline Requirement

Third Year

Health Psychology or Cognitive Psychology
Advanced Psychology Requirement
General Education Communication (Written & Oral) Requirement
General Education Humanities Discipline Requirement
Psychology Core Requirements
Electives

Fourth Year

Independent Study in Psychology or Internship in Psychology or Directed Research in Psychology
Psychology Seminar
Advanced Electives
Advanced Psychology Requirements
Psychology Core Requirements
Elective

Interdisciplinary Concentrations and Minors

Psychology program faculty advisors work with students to develop a minor or concentration in disciplines related to psychology. This approach adds diversity to the academic program and matches courses to your interests and career goals. The listing below highlights some of the core course sequences and concentration areas that may be combined with the psychology major.

Exercise Science

Course Number Course Name
FT 200 Exercise Physiology
FT 300 Exercise Testing and Prescriptions
FT 360 Fitness and Sport Nutrition
FT 460 Health and Wellness

Forensic Science

Course Number Course Name
FS 201  Forensic Analysis I
FS 304  Crime and Society
FS 202 Forensic Anthropology
FS 410 Principles of Forensic Pathology

Marketing

Course Number Course Name
PB 319 Introduction to Marketing Management
PB 425 Consumer Behavior: Healthcare Marketing Applications
PB 429 Product Management
PB 435 Advertising and Promotion

Behavioral Neurosciences

Course Number Course Name
BS 310
BS 311
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
BS 425 Neuroscience
PS 412 Psychopharmacology
PS 428  Human Neuropsychology

Pre-Medical Concentration With Biology Minor (additional courses required)

Course Number Course Name
CH 201
CH 202
Organic Chemistry I and II
CH 203
CH 204
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
PY 201
PY 202
Introductory Physics I and II
BS 240 Basics of Microbiology
CH 341 Biochemistry
BS 466 Genetics

Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration (additional courses required)

Course Number Course Name
PY 201/202 Introductory Physics I and II
BS 310
BS 311
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
BS 209 Basic Nutrition
PT 300
PT 301
Medical Terminology for Physical Therapy I and II

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